4 Big Moisturiser Mistakes
4 Big Moisturiser Mistakes
Your skin is the largest organ in your body, and with that said, taking care of your skin should be top of your priority. Moisturisers and lotions such as ‘Retinol Vitamin Micronutrient Moisturiser‘ are paramount if you are looking for healthy, young and supple looking skin.
When finding and applying moisturiser, we sometimes pick up bad habits which can be detrimental to the health of our skin, so we have come up with these everyday mistakes which are done by everyone, but rectified so easily.
- Applying Your Moisturiser To Dry Skin
Often, people tend to apply moisturiser to dry skin, this means that you are not benefiting as much from your moisturiser as you could be. During the winter months, your skin can become dry and people tend to look for a quick fix, however a quick fix is not the answer.
Moisturisers should be applied to the skin, after washing. The best way for your moisturiser to be absorbed completely is by towel drying your skin until it is damp and then applying your moisturiser.
The reason for applying your moisturiser to damp skin is that your skin becomes rehydrated at this point and your skin cells lock in that moisture, making it enriched and ready for a day full of environmental assault such as; temperature change and wind.
- Applying Too Much Moisturiser
If you have really dry skin, you may feel like you need to cake your moisturiser onto your skin. This is unnecessary and can even be detrimental to the health of your skin. Whilst applying your moisturiser, you will notice that the appearance of your skin will change and become fresh looking. If your skin begins to look shiny or greasy, then you have crossed the line and entered the zone of ‘caked’. The excess moisturiser will not only sit on top of your skin and make it appear like you haven’t washed in a week, but it will additionally clog your pores and therefore ‘suffocate’ your skin.
- Scrimping On a Moisturiser
There are some moisturisers that are out there on the market which are cheap and cheerful, however these may not necessarily have everything required to make your skin healthy and moist. Moisturisers contain ingredients such as; Humectant, Urea and Glycerine. These three substances help to retain moisture and are used in a number of different cosmetics. They are better for the skin than scientists originally thought as studies have shown that they actually facilitate in repairing cells that have been damaged by everyday wear and tear. There are various moisturisers available such as ‘Telomere DNA Youth Repair Moisturiser Cream’ which works directly with the cellular structure to help slow down its deterioration as well as restoring the moisture that has been lost.
- Avoiding Moisturiser Because of ‘Breakouts’
Just because you have spots, does not necessarily mean that you have too much moisture in your skin. Studies have actually shown that some ‘prone to spots’ skin types are low in moisture, if this is the case, using a normal moisturiser is completely fine. If however, you do have spots and oily-skin, then using a good non-clogging and non-oily moisturiser can be extremely beneficial.
If you use acne treatment, scientists have tested that using a moisturiser, before applying your topical medication has helped the absorption of the medication, therefore making it more effective. Using a moisturiser which contains anti-inflammatory properties can also help to reduce the irritation and swelling.