It is fascinating to see people using an endless stream of serums, essences, and moisturizers. Many beauty experts and gurus have stunning skin to show for their involved routines and are often very convincing to follow their steps, trying to achieve flawless skin everyone wishes to have. However, do we need all those steps? Have you ever hear of “Less is More”?
The essential steps are cleanser and sunscreen when taking proper steps to keep your skin healthy. Next important step of your skincare routine will be moisturizing your skin. Moisturizers are believed to slow down the water loss from the epidermis by forming a film on your skin to prevent water loss and also hydrate by providing water directly to the skin.
In general, any product that hydrates the skin on your face will do the same for the rest of your body. It is expensive and time consuming to stock up many moisturizers for every condition of your skin. A good, decently formulated moisturizer can be safely and beneficially used on all areas of your face. A good moisturizer should make of 5 ingredient groups: emollients, humectants, emulsifiers, penetration enhancers, and active ingredients. Learn more about a good moisturizer with these ingredients.
It is good to take note of some tips when you are choosing for your moisturizer.
Choose A Moisturiser Based On Your Skin Type
It is good to know your skin type, and concerns/needs as all skins are different, and therefore, each has unique needs when it comes to choosing skincare products. It is better to choose the right products for your skin type as moisturizers designed for dry skin tends to be heavier creams, and this may not be suitable for oily skin.
Apply Moisturiser To Both Your Face and Neck
The neck is an extension of the face. Do not neglect your neck and it needs attention too. It will develop visible signs of premature aging if you skip your moisturizer on your neck. Be generous to extend your moisturizer to your neck.
Do Switch Moisturiser With Season Change
Using the same moisturizer in different seasons may not help your skin to retain moisture, and your skin’s ability to retain moisture is directly correlated to the climate you live in. You may need a creamy moisturizer in colder autumn or winter as cold air tends to dry out your skin, so it needs a heavier coat. However, during summer, you may want to use a lightweight moisturizer.
Don’t Afraid Of Oil In Moisturizer
Many people shun oils and prefer oil-free products because “oil clogs pores,” but in fact, most pore-clogging ingredients are not natural oils but mineral oil and animal fats. Many high-quality moisturizers contain plain and essential oils because oils are wonderful at binding moisture to the skin and strengthening skin cell membranes.
Plant oils don’t really moisturize the skin but seals the cracks in the skin’s upper layer and lock in the moisture, and they do not deliver any moisture directly. Plant oils can also repair a damaged skin barrier.
Natural oils are the only facial oil moisturizers that can serve you better and even better than commercial made creams and lotions. These beauty oil ingredients are cheap, and you can twist and turn the formula to suit your skin’s needs. Or simply dab a few drops of oil of your choice (learn more about the essential oils for your skin type) and top it with your regular moisturizer can beneficially use on all areas of your face.
Making Your Own Beauty Oils
Preparing your own beauty oils is extremely easy. The formula usually consists of carrier oil (check here to know about carrier oils and how to use them) and a few drops of essential oils. All you need is a glass pump bottle and a dropper. Pour the carrier oil into a bottle, add essential oils, drop by drop, shake well, and leave to synergize for one day. Rub finger lightly against each other to warm the oils and press the fingertips gently against your skin and lightly spread in upward, gentle circular motions. Do not apply oils too close to the eye area.