Many people who suffer from acne think that they should avoid moisturising because of the possibility of clogging pores or adding oil to the skin that could lead to further breakouts. However, that isn’t the case as not all moisturisers!
In fact, gentle cleansing and moisturising has been shown to be beneficial for problematic skin such as acne and eczema prone skin. Look for products that are labelled as non comedogenic or oil free for acne prone skin and oil for dry skin, which means they won’t clog pores. (I use different types depending on my skin that day)
Moisturising reduces the chances of skin problems.
Using the right kind of moisturiser for your skin can help maintain its balance. When skin is too dry or too oily, many common skin problems like acne start to pop up.
Moisturising can reduce the appearance of other blemishes.
Freshly moisturised skin has a healthy glow, which can help distracting from any existing blemishes. Some moisturisers have some tint (I live for BB cream).
Moisturising helps your skin stay young.
It is important to keep top of looking after your most sensitive areas of your skin – the face, ears, neck, and chest. Moisturising can help give your sensitive skin the boost it needs to repair itself and stay healthy.
Moisturising fights wrinkles.
It is apparent that people with properly moisturised skin accumulate wrinkles at just a fraction of the rate of those with dry skin. Do it for the future you!
It relaxes you.
Let’s face it – after a hot shower, skin feels great but we need to realise that it strips the moisture right out of your skin. Taking just a minute to put on some moisturiser will make sure your skin isn’t only clean, but helps take that weight off your shoulders by making you feel more relaxed and at ease!