Moisturiser is a staple in most people’s skincare routines and many people do not spend enough time thinking about what product to use.
There are many different types of moisturiser that are suited for different skin types. If you are not using moisturiser correctly, or even the correct type of moisturiser you could end up ruining your skin.
What is moisturiser?
Moisturiser is a combination of natural oil, water and plant extracts and is for application on both the face and body. Moisturisers are enriched with nutritional elements that are required to keep the skin healthy and hydrated.
Moisturisers make the skin feel moist, and help to relieve itchiness and tightness. The cream is designed to stop water evaporating from the skin, resulting in hydrated and healthy skin.
Do we need moisturiser
Most women have been brought up on the idea that moisturiser is a stage of their daily routine that cannot be skipped, similar to brushing your teeth. Eight in ten British women use moisturiser daily, and this accounts for 59% of all skincare sales. The big question is, do we actually need moisturiser?
Our skin’s surface is renewed every six weeks, but as we age this process slows, causing dead skin cells to gather on the surface of the skin for longer. This can result in skin feeling dry, and we instantly assume we need to moisturise, when the reality is we need to exfoliate.
Our skin provides its own moisture; the level of moisture differs from each person for a number of different reasons and this is why some people have dryer skin than others. The constant use of moisturiser can result in our skin becoming lazy and not producing its own moisture. By moisturising too much, and not using the correct products it can cause your skin more problems.
It is very important to be aware of what your skin needs and to have a simple yet effective skin care routine. At ProSkin Clinics we offer a range of treatments to improve the condition of your skin. Our clinics also stock a variety of different products to suit different skin types. If you would like more information on your skin and how ProSkin Clinics can help you, please book a free no obligation consultation today.