Your skin is a magnet, which can attract or repel people at will. When you take good care of your skin, it can turn heads, dazzle onlookers and heck, maybe even get us hired! But if you are making skin care mistakes or ignoring your skin, heads will turn away.
Our skin is the largest and most vulnerable organ of the body, yet we rarely give it the tender love and attention it deserves. Poor skin management can attract dirt, acne and even worse, wrinkles.
We all want to look young for as long as we have teeth (and we always want to have teeth), but it would be difficult if we fail to take care of our skin properly.
To get the maximum benefits from your moisturizer, here are some simple things you need to do:
Choose the Right Moisturizer
The job of a moisturizer is to hydrate the skin. The moisture makes skin cells stay fresh. Without it, the cells will shrink and dry out. Think of it as the difference between a grape and a raisin.
Using any odd moisturizer won’t solve the problem. If you don’t choose the right moisturizer, your skin will either not get enough hydration or too much. The only solution is to choose what will work best for your skin.
The different skin types – normal, dry, oily and sensitive – need the right moisturizer to keep them hydrated without causing adverse side effects such as spots and rashes.
As you know, moisturizers come in different types, and it can be tricky picking the right one. You can decide to be more detailed in your selection, such as choosing between water based or cream based moisturizers, occlusives or humectants, natural or chemical.
There are pros and cons for each one, so do some research as to which ingredients work best for your skin, or better yet, consult a dermatologist.
Use the Right Quantity
The amount of moisturizer to use is a highly contested topic. Some people say it doesn’t matter while others say it is even more important than the moisturizer you use. But some things are not debatable.