We all hear about the importance of daily moisturizing of the skin, but some still believe that it is a cosmetic step that can be neglected. The skin that covers our bodies is the largest organ in the body and it is the outer part that determines our appearance, so taking special care of it is essential to keep it young and supple.
HOW DO YOU KNOW YOUR SKIN TYPE?
Each type of skin has its own characteristics, which help you identify your skin type and then choose the right product:
▪️ DRY SKIN:
It is the skin that suffers from roughness and peeling of the skin.
▪️ OILY SKIN:
It is oily and shiny, its pores are wide and visible.
▪️ COMBINATION SKIN:
It is dry in the cheek area and oily in the forehead, nose and chin areas.
▪️ SENSITIVE SKIN:
Sensitive and irritating, you often experience burning and itching as a result of the smells and chemicals in skin care products.
▪️ NORMAL SKIN:
Balanced skin, does not suffer from the most skin problems, it is suitable for many products.
Benefits of moisturizing the face.
Here is a list of the most notable:
1. Protect the skin from drying out.
Resisting skin dryness is one of the most prominent benefits of moisturizing the face, and dry skin does not mean a skin that lacks smoothness, but dehydration may lead to the emergence of annoying symptoms that may reduce the attractiveness of the appearance of the skin, such as: flaking, and an imbalance in the color and texture of certain areas of the skin.
2. Resist the problem of pimples and acne.
When the skin is not sufficiently hydrated and using appropriate materials, this may make the skin prone to skin problems such as acne . With low levels of moisture in the skin, the sebaceous glands are stimulated to produce increased amounts of sebum, which may lead to clogging of the skin pores and the formation of pimples.
3. Maintain the healthy appearance of sensitive skin.
One of the potential benefits of moisturizing the face is that it may help keep sensitive skin and skin problems that may appear in it under control, especially problems such as: redness and irritation, eczema, and itchy skin. When appropriate moisturizers are applied to the facial skin regularly, this may help improve the appearance of the skin and protect it from some factors that may stimulate its irritation, especially if the moisturizers used are rich in soothing substances for sensitive skin.
4. Other facial moisturizing benefits.
Moisturizing the face may also have many other benefits, such as:
▪️ Maintaining the freshness of the skin, especially during the winter season, which may stimulate skin dehydration.
▪️ Reducing some signs of skin aging, such as: wrinkles , and fine lines, especially those that appear in the eye contour area.
How to choose the right moisturizer for your skin type?
Here are the most important rules and things to keep in mind when choosing a face moisturizer:
1. Moisturizers for oily skin .
It is preferable to choose lotion-type skin moisturizers instead of those that bear the name (cream), as the first category of the aforementioned two categories contains a higher percentage of water, so it often does not cause skin irritation or the appearance of pimples.
It is also preferable to choose facial moisturizers that:
▪️ It is described as oil-free, non- comedogenic and made with water.
▪️ It is free from ingredients that may trigger the appearance of pimples, such as:
petroleum jelly, cocoa butter, and coconut oil.
2. Regular skin moisturizers .
It’s best to choose a water-based moisturizer. Regular skin moisturizers often contain silicone-derived materials, such as Cyclomethicone.
3. Moisturizers for dry skin.
It is preferable to choose moisturizers that meet the following specifications:
▪️ Thickening, made of oils, and composed of compounds that help the skin retain moisture.
▪️ They contain certain ingredients if they are intended to combat severe dehydration, such as: lactic acid and petroleum jelly.
4. Moisturizers for sensitive skin .
To reap the potential facial moisturizing benefits for sensitive skin, it is best to choose moisturizers that meet these specifications:
▪️ It contains skin-soothing ingredients, such as chamomile and aloe vera gel, and is acid-free.
▪️ The packaging says the following: Fragrance-free and Hypoallergenic.
Additional important tips for moisturizing the face.
Here is a list of some important tips regarding moisturizing the face and choosing moisturizers for the skin:
▪️ Experts advise choosing a moisturizer face contains these ingredients: hyaluronic acid , (Hyaluronic acid), and Glycerine (Glycerin) to resist fine wrinkles and lines.
▪️ It is preferable to choose a face moisturizer that the skin can absorb quickly, and it contains sunscreen.
You also have to pay attention to the type of moisturizing ingredients that the face moisturizer contains , which are classified into 3 main types:
They work to attract moisture to the skin.
Helps lock in moisture in the skin.
These contain a mixture of water and oils.
Moisturizing the face with home recipes.
You can moisturize your face using the following home recipes:
1. Olive Oil Moisturizer.
Olive oil contains many antioxidants and fatty acids that are healthy and beneficial for your skin. Its use helps moisturize the face and avoid drying out the skin.
🔸How to use.
Two simple steps to moisturize the face:
▪️ Apply a thin layer of olive oil.
▪️ Apply your moisturizing cream on top of it.
2. Milk Moisturizer.
Milk is characterized by its anti-inflammatory properties, helping it moisturize the face, and rid you of dryness and annoying itching that may affect you in the area, and the lactic acid found in milk helps to get rid of dead skin cells and moisturize the face.
🔸How to use.
You can use milk as a moisturizer by following these steps:
▪️ Apply a thin layer of it on the face for 5-7 minutes.
▪️ Get rid of it by using a clean piece of cloth dampened with warm water.
3. Honey Moisturizer.
Honey is one of the best facial moisturizers rich in antioxidants and antimicrobials, in addition to containing important vitamins and minerals that promote healthy skin.
🔸How to use.
Follow these steps:
▪️ Distribute honey on the face and all over the body as well.
▪️ Leave it on for about 10 minutes before washing it off.
4. Yogurt Moisturizer.
Yogurt is known to contain antioxidants and anti-inflammatories that help maintain the health of the face. It also contains essential minerals that moisturize the face and rid it of bacteria and germs that cause dryness.
🔸How to use.
Do the following:
▪️ Put some yogurt on the face.
▪️ Keep massaging it, then leave it on for 10 minutes before showering.
5. Coconut Oil Moisturizer.
This type of oil is usually used to treat dry skin and increase facial hydration, as it contains a high level of fatty acids intended for moisturizing.
🔸How to use.
Follow these steps:
▪️ Apply a layer of warm coconut oil to the face before bed.
▪️ Wash it off in the morning.
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