The Rules for Using Moisturizer
- November 10, 2016
No matter your skin type or what season it is, it’s always important to keep you skin moisturized. Moisturizer helps protect your skin from environmental damage and will also keep your skin looking younger and healthier.
Keeping your skin hydrated will be beneficial in both the short-term and the long-term. In the short term, your skin will look healthier and fresher and it will be softer and smoother as well. In the long term, you will develop wrinkles at a much slower rate if you keep your skin moisturized because it will allow your skin to repair more quickly, slowing down the aging process. When your skin is dry, the aging process will accelerate and the wrinkles you already have will look even worse.
Moisturizing your skin will also keep your skin from looking dull and flaky, help keep your acne under control, and will all around just make your skin look and feel better. Here are some general rules to follow to make sure you’re getting the most out of your moisturizer. And these tips aren’t just for women, it’s important that men keep their skin hydrated too!
I recommend using a moisturizer twice a day, in the morning and at night. The type of moisturizer you use, however, will change depending on the type of skin you have.
If you have dry skin, instead of using lotions, use a heavier cream to lock in moisture for longer. If you have oily skin, you’ll still need to moisturize your skin but look for water based or oil-free moisturizers and stay away from creams and heavy moisturizers. For combination skin, gel-based moisturizers work very well.
In the summer, it’s best to choose a light product for humid weather to decrease the amount of oil on your face. For a really light moisturizer, choose a serum over a cream or lotion. You can switch to a heavier cream or lotion in the colder weather.