Having to moisturise your skin might seem like a chore. After all, it's another thing you have to remember to do along with everything else you normally do to get ready in the morning. You might be wondering whether or not you can skip it. The truth is, moisturising your skin is much more important than you might think. If you aren't entirely convinced you should be adding moisturising to your early morning skincare routine, here are some reasons that might convince you.
1. Reduce Chances Of Having Skin Problems
One of the major reasons has to be the fact that it can reduce your chances of suffering from a variety of skin problems. After all, having your skin hydrated and moisturised is one of the best ways to keep your skin barrier in balance. When your skin is far too dry, you are much more likely to suffer from skin problems.
Australian health and wellness expert Janine Castle highlights the importance of using moisturiser to prevent any skin problems from occurring. “Especially when it gets to the colder days and months, your skin dries much faster. People often forget the impact that the cold can have on your skin, so you need to remember to always moisturise before leaving the house each morning.”
One misconception that gets a lot of people is thinking that oily skin means you can skip your moisturiser. The last thing you want to do is dry out the skin barrier from its much needed hydration (water content) to maintain its function and natural balance. Oil is different from water and often oily skin gets mistaken for skin hydration. Moisturisers work by trapping water content in the skin so cells stay hydrated. One of the things you can do to restore balance rather than dry your skin out would be to trick your oil glands into not overproducing sebum oil. When your skin is dry, your oil glands are going to ramp up the sebum production because it signals that your skin needs more of it. Rather than attempting to dry your skin out, you should be looking to use a moisturiser for your skin type and condition after you cleanse your face. That way, your oil glands won't overproduce to balance out the dryness.
2. Reduce Appearance Of Blemishes
One of the best things you can get from using a moisturiser is the ability to reduce other blemishes on your skin. You can even find a lot of moisturisers that might have a tint to them that temporarily hide blemishes and antibacterial ingredients which can reduce them.
3. Keep Your Skin Young
You will find that the most sensitive areas on your body shed skin cells the fastest and the most. Because of this, it can make these areas increasingly vulnerable to dryness.
Health expert Lisa Renn notes that looking young doesn’t just happen without doing anything. “Whether it’s keeping fit, eating clean or keeping your skin moisturised, they are all linked to one thing - doing it yourself. You’re responsible for your body and you have to ensure that you do what you can to live the best life possible. For your skin, that’s as simple as moisturising daily.”
This also makes them the most vulnerable areas to skin cancer. By moisturising properly, you can give your skin the nourishment it needs to effectively repair itself without added stress that can lead to inflammation and chronic conditions. This can keep your skin free of wrinkles and looking younger than before.
4. You Can Fight Wrinkles
We can dramatically delay the onset of persistent wrinkles by protecting skin daily with an effective moisturiser and sunscreen. Since we know moisturisers work by trapping water content in the skin, a well hydrated skin looks plumper and more radiant.
5. It's The Perfect Way To End a Shower
Everyone knows how good jumping in a hot shower can be. It is incredibly invigorating and relaxing. However, hot water strips the moisture directly out of your skin.
Brisbane-based health therapist Sally Austin believes that there isn’t much of a better feeling that stepping out of a warm shower and moisturising straight away. “It’s something that a lot of people might forget to do. But keeping your skin nice and moist after the shower will put your skin in a much better place as opposed to just leaving it to dry out on its own.”
By applying a moisturiser after you hop out of a hot shower, you can replace the lost moisture and help provide your skin with the protection it needs from its natural elements.