Are you a regular twice daily moisturiser?
or a ‘when I get around to it’ moisturiser?
or a ‘where did that wrinkle come from?!’ type moisturiser?
It is important for both women and men to moisturise twice daily Every. Single. Day! Whether your skin is dry, oily, combination, young, or mature it is important for everyone. But why? Let us tell you…
Although dry skin by itself won’t cause any major problems, it does feel rather uncomfortable – tight, itchy, rough, and scaly prolonged dry skin can lead to cracks which can invite infection and inflammation. There are numerous reasons and benefits to moisturising, and even more to sticking to a regular skincare routine.
Firstly, let us talk about how moisturisers work.
There are three layers to the skin: the outer layer (epidermis), middle layer (dermis), and lower layer (hypodermis or fatty layer).
Moisture is delivered to the skin via your blood vessels, but they only supply moisture to the dermis (the middle layer of the skin) — from there, water travels upward and outward through the epidermis before evaporating into the atmosphere. This evaporation can cause your skin to crack and flake and the dryer the air, the more moisture it will pull from your skin.
Moisturisers work in two main ways, or a combination of both - they either trap moisture in your skin to keep it from escaping, or they replenish moisture in the outer layer of skin that has already been lost.
Now let us discuss the benefits to moisturising:
Reduce and slow skin aging
Moisturiser will keep your skin hydrated and refreshed. Moisture plumps up your skin giving your face a firmer appearance and showing fewer wrinkles. When the skin dries out, the wrinkles become more obvious, and people tend to look tired and older.
Reduce skin problems
Moisturiser will balance your skin. If your skin is too dry or too oily, common skin problems like acne start to occur. For oily skin, a light moisturising lotion is ideal. If your skin tends to be dry, look for a cream as they have a higher oil content.
Reduce the appearance of blemishes
Freshly moisturised skin has a healthy sheen, which can even out any existing blemishes and smooth the skin.
Sometimes your skin looks dull and dehydrated even if it has a proper skincare routine but the simple act of gently massaging moisturiser into your skin, increases blood circulation throughout the face and neck areas. Improved blood circulation increases oxygen and the production of collagen and elastin, giving you a brighter, healthier, complexion.
Here at Natures Pond, we make a naturally hydrating and replenishing face moisturiser infused with skin healing plants and vitamin E suitable for all skin types. Our Wild Lily Moisturiser leaves your skin feeling radiant and smooth. It is very gentle, vegan, non-irritating, and smells amazing. Infused with our healing natives kawakawa, manuka, kanuka, tarata as well as lavender and ylang ylang. It is ideal for use morning and night after cleansing with our face wash or cream cleanser.
Some other tips from us to protect your skin – remember your skin is your body’s largest organ and requires regular attention to stay glowing and healthy!
- Pay attention to the season and humidity - typically, you need to moisturise more often in winter when there is less humidity in the air and less in summer when there is more humidity.
- Watch the temperature of water - hot showers and baths are not good for your skin. Shower for a shorter amount of time and with warm, not hot water.
- After a shower gently pat your skin dry instead of rubbing your skin dry. By patting dry your skin will retain more moisture that you can then seal in when you moisturise.
- Drink more water, at least eight cups of water every day. The moisture your skin receives also comes from your body.
- Wear sunscreen every day to protect from harmful UV rays.
- Moisturise, moisturise, moisturise!
To see how range of Nature’s Pond gentle natural skincare products, including our Wild Lily Moisturiser click here.
If you need any advice on which of our products would suit your skin type, please reach out to us, we would love to help!
With healing love,