November 22, 2021

Moisturizers: Everything You Need to Know About Them!

One of the best recognised and most recommended (even on our blog) skincare products are moisturizers! Also, the market is extremely inundated with several options, and picking the right one that is the most suitable for your skin can be extremely tough!

Before coming to the customization bits and finding what’s the best one for you. Let us first understand the basics of a moisturizer and what importance it holds in a skincare routine.

What Is a Moisturizer?

A Moisturizer is an emollient that comes in a various range of different formulations. They mostly come in the form of creams, lotions, or even gels.

The Different Types of Moisturizers

  1. Gels: These are non-oily and noncomedogenic. They often also get quickly absorbed and are a super lightweight option for anyone who has oily skin and doesn’t want a heavy finish.
  2. Lotions: These are also light weight and non-greasy. They’re generally good for the morning routine as they get quickly absorbed and suit normal and combination skins.
  3. Creams: They are in heavier forms and contain more lipids. Usually, they’re the best for dry skin and for use on normal skin at night.

The Benefits & Importance of Moisturizers in a Skincare Routine

Using a moisturizer has multiple benefits, we’ve even highlighted many benefits before across several articles present on our blog. Let us now aggregate all the benefits here.

The most important benefit is that they increase the water content of the protective upper layers of the skin. This softens the surface and makes the skin more pliable. All of this ultimately reduces the moisture loss that you normally experience throughout the day. Also use of moisturizer is important in case you’d like to boost the skin’s natural defences!

The Ideal Moisturizer

A good moisturizer will improve and prevent skin barrier disfunction. As we’ve discussed before, skin barrier disfunction can occur when lipids, cholesterol, and fatty acids of the protective layer of the skin are absent. Without the right lipids in the skin, moisture is quickly lost. All of this makes the skin dry and gives it a tight feeling.

Maintain a healthy skin barrier and the benefits that come with it can only happen if the use of moisturizers is there. Otherwise, skin conditions associated with skin dryness take over.

Also, recently moisturizers are also coming with appropriate levels of broad-spectrum SPF. These moisturizers are easy and can be good before sun exposure in case you are not carrying any sunscreen with you.

When To Use a Moisturizer

To keep your skin healthy, hydrated, and soft, apply a pea-sized amount of moisturizer to clean skin once in the morning and once in the evening. Twice a day routine works the best for most people.

Finding the right moisturizer can be super tricky and is a process that involves a ton of trial and error. In case you need professional guidance for the same or any other skin issue that you might be experiencing then be sure to connect with Dr. Jaspreet by calling us at +91- 8826141232.


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