15 February 2021| by Silvija

What are the benefits of moisturizing your skin?

Having a good skincare routine is the key to having healthy skin. In order to make your skincare routine effective, you need to use the right types of products once or twice a day. The basic parts of every skincare routine are cleansing, toning, and moisturizing. In this blog, we will focus on moisturizing and the importance of moisturizing your skin.

What are skin moisturizers?

Skin moisturizers are cosmetic products that help protect, lubricate and moisturize your skin. They keep your skin in a good condition, prevent skin from inflammation or drying and improve skin texture. Moisturizing your skin will help prevent and fight acne and wrinkles, slow down premature aging, and reduce the chances of having any other skin problem, while keeping your skin fresh and clean.

The stratum corneum is the outer layer of the skin, whose main function is to protect the skin from irritants, dirt, or damage, as well as hydrating the deeper layers of the skin. By keeping most of the water in deeper layers, the surface of the skin maintains dry. In order to have nice and glowy skin, you need an additional source of water. Most moisturizers are water-based creams, gels, and lotions. They contain ingredients that draw water into the skin, also known as humectants, such as glycerin, hyaluronic acid, urea, lactic acids, aloe vera, etc. Also, moisturizers contain ingredients that make the skin smoother, called emollients, such as sunflower oil or lanolin.

Face skin moisturizers

Face skin moisturizers are effective products for all types of skin. It is a common misconception that you should not moisturize your face if you have oily skin. There are different types of moisturizers for dry skin, oily skin, and a combination of both. It is important that you do not moisturize your skin too much or not enough. You can choose a light daily moisturizer to wear during the day, or a more intense one, to apply during nighttime. You need to be careful when applying anything to your face. It is important to follow the instructions given by a cosmetic specialist and apply moisturizers once or twice a day, depending on your skin type and the type of product you are using. 

Skin moisturizing creams and serums

People are often wondering whether to use a cream or a serum and if it is possible to use both. The serum is lighter and needs to be applied directly to the skin, after cleansing or toning, before moisturizing and sunscreen. Moisturizer is usually applied at the end of a skincare routine and it is the most beneficial for the outer part of the skin. However, did you know that you can use only serum without moisturizer while achieving the best results possible? 

iS CLINICAL Active Serum as your new moisturizer 

iS CLINICAL Active Serum consists of Sugar Cane Extract and Bilberry Extract, both of which exfoliate your skin. The natural skin-renewal process slows down as we age. Exfoliation helps improve skin-renewal, removes dead skin cells, minimizes pores, fades dark spots, and reduces fine lines and wrinkles

iS CLINICAL Active Serum 2 1

The iS Active Serum is appropriate for all skin types. It is recommended to apply the serum twice a day to a completely cleansed area, once in the morning after you wake up, once in the evening before you go to bed. Put a thin layer of the serum on the surface of your facial skin and your neck. It will affect the skin cells and allow them to repair and regenerate. From now on, you will not need a bunch of different products in order to have an effective skincare routine! iS Active Serum works both as a serum and a moisturizer! The only thing you need to do before applying it cleanses your skin!

iS Active Serum Experience

After you start using the iS Active Serum, you will see amazing results in no time, while the continuous use of the product results in long-term effects! Your skin will be softer and smoother, hydrated, clean, healthy, and glowing. The serum diminishes the appearance of fine lines and cheek acne, reduces breakouts, and does not irritate even the most sensitive types of skin. The serum works as an anti-aging skincare product, so your skin folds will be lifted up and less visible, giving you a younger and brighter look!  

Benefits of skin moisturizers 

Stay young

Moisturizing your skin daily will help slow down premature aging. Hydrating and moisturizing the skin will boost its ability to regenerate and repair itself, produce more collagen, replace dead skin cells, stay tight and elastic. Giving you a younger look is only one of many advantages of skin moisturizing!

Slow down the wrinkles

Moisturizers help prevent getting wrinkles, as well as getting rid of already existing ones. Since moisturizers help produce collagen and maintain the elasticity of the skin, they will be the key product to slow down and reduce wrinkles. Of course, you can use other anti-aging products, but it is important to use them in combination with a moisturizer for the best effects!

Fight acne

There are big possibilities that your skin will develop acne if it is too dry or too oily. If you regularly use the right type of moisturizer on your skin, you will keep your skin clean and healthy, well-balanced between dry and oily, and finally fight acne or reduce the chances of getting any!

Sun protection

It is well known that UV radiation is very dangerous for human skin, especially the one often exposed to the sun, which is our face and hands. Good moisturizers have SPF (sun protective factor) and work as sunscreen. Dermatologists recommend protecting your skin from the sun and UV rays both in summer and winter, so moisturizers with SPF are very practical to use in a daily morning routine for sun protection. 

Soothing effect for sensitive skin

Skin irritations are not a rare case if you have sensitive skin, especially in the winter, when the skin tends to get drier! Not only will the moisturizer work as a protection from irritation, but it will also help calm down already irritated skin. Moisturizing has a soothing effect for sunburned, inflamed, irritated, or damaged skin. Products with hyaluronic acid are extremely effective when it comes to healing irritated skin. Just make sure you use the right moisturizer correctly or it might even become the cause of irritation.

Your makeup will look better

The best way to prepare your skin for applying makeup is to follow these three steps. First, you need to cleanse the skin so that you get rid of dead cells. Second, you need to moisturize the skin and not apply the makeup right to your face skin. Third, there goes the makeup! Makeup should not be applied directly to the face. If you have a layer of moisturizer under makeup, it will look better and your face will feel better. Also, it will be easier to take the makeup off. 

When should you use moisturizer?

Moisturizer should be applied once or twice a day, depending on the type of moisturizer and type of skin. Always read the instructions or consult with your cosmetic doctor or dermatologist. Also, you should first test the moisturizer on the skin around your wrists, to make sure you are not allergic to any ingredient in the product. You should always apply moisturizer to the previously cleansed skin, which is right after washing your face or showering. It is best to do so in the morning, after waking up and in the evening, before going to bed. It is also recommended to apply a layer of moisturizer on your face before you go out and before you put your makeup on.

Who should use moisturizer?

Children have the healthiest and softest skin, so they definitely do not need a moisturizer! Around the age of 12, when puberty hits, there will probably be some changes in the skin and teenagers might use some light moisturizers to help improve their skin condition. A lot of teenagers have problems with acne during puberty, so they can find moisturizers really helpful. Both male and female adults can use moisturizers if they want to keep their skin in good condition. However, it is important to use the right type of moisturizer for your skin type so you do not cause the negative effects! Other than that, everybody could use the benefits of skin moisturizing.

Silvija Bihler
Practice Manager

With over 10 years’ experience in beauty and aesthetic, Silvija supports her family-owned business in daily operations. Customer’s experience, natural results, healthy and quality treatments were always her top priority. By supporting My Esthetic blog section, she shares all her experience, with every beauty enthusiastic and with ones who would like to be a part of the beauty world.

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