Moisturise Right

If you overdo it, you could get some breakouts. If [it's] not thick enough, then chronically dry skin is the problem, and wrinkles can be accelerated,"

1. Know Your Skin Type

Adjust Your Moisturizer with the Climate

Gel moisturisers that feel light and still hydrating for summer

a cream for winter when I need something heavier to trap my skin’s precious moisture.

In super-chilly climates, ointments are more effective and also less irritating than lotions.

- Use HA prodcut before emollient

- Use 2 moisturisers one heavy one light, based on your current situation

- Adap it with an oil 

- skin type changes with season and also day to day. 

- 3 things in a moisturizer -

Humectants - 

These substances help attract moisture. They include ceramides (pronounced ser-A-mids), glycerin, sorbitol, hyaluronic acid, and lecithin.

Emollients,

Occulusive - 

help seal moisture within the skin.

Lotions designed to moisturize your skin contain water as well as oil, in varying proportions. They usually include both humectants and emollients and can be applied to skin throughout the day.

 

How to Find the Right Moisturiser

Patch test - 

 Apply your moisturizer to clean, slightly damp skin.

Moisturizers are most effective if you use them while your skin is still damp because damp skin absorbs the product more readily. That also gives the moisturizer the chance to lock in that hydration.

AVOID (HOT) WATER ON YOUR FACE 

DON’T WASH YOUR FACE IN THE MORNING

 

5. USE A HUMIDIFIER

 

What else can you do to moisturize your skin?

Moisturizers are the first, but not the only ways to treat dry skin. It can also help to do the following:

  • Use a humidifier in the winter. Set it to around 60%, a level that should be sufficient to moisturize your skin.
  • Keep showers short. Limit yourself to one 5- to 10-minute bath or shower daily. If you bathe more than that, you may strip away much of the skin's oily layer and cause it to lose moisture. Use lukewarm rather than hot water, which can wash away natural oils.
  • Minimize your use of soaps. Consider soap-free cleansers. Steer clear of deodorant soaps, perfumed soaps, and alcohol products, which can strip away natural oils. Use fragrance-free laundry detergents and avoid fabric softeners, too.
  • Be gentle to your skin. Stay away from bath sponges, scrub brushes, and rough washcloths. For the same reason, pat or blot (don't rub) the skin when toweling dry.