Skin Moisturizing

Skin Moisturizing

Skin Moisturizing
Moisturizers can treat try skin and conditions like eczema, offer some sun protection and improve the appearance of skin all over your body. A basic moisturizer helps hold water in the skin's outer layers. Emollients fill in tiny crevices between surfaces to keep skin smooth, while humectants draw water to the outermost layer of your skin for a dewy glow. Depending on your skin type, you may not need to moisturize your face or other areas as often as others. Your moisturizing routine could change based on the time of year and your environment. Find out more about moisturizers and how to apply them with expert advice from Sharecare.

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    Keeping skin hydrated with moisturizer can help protect it as well as improve the skin's look and texture. Moisturizers use humectants, which are water-binding compounds that hydrate the skin and help prevent water loss, and emollients, which are compounds that smooth and soften the skin.

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    Facial moisturizers for dry skin consist primarily of water, mineral oil, propylene glycol, and higher amounts of petrolatum or lanolin than can be found in creams for oily or normal skin types. This higher concentration of occlusives leads to a greasier feel, and an oilier look when applied to the skin. Body moisturizers for dry skin usually contain a combination of occlusives and humectants, like petrolatum and glycerol.

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    There are many different types of moisturizers; those that are formulated specifically for day or night wear, those that target a specific skin type, and those that target a specific skin problem are just a few examples.

     

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    Facial moisturizers for normal or combination skin consist primarily of water, mineral oil, and propylene glycol, with minimal amounts of petrolatum or lanolin. These products have a slightly oilier residue than moisturizers engineered for oily skin. Body moisturizers for normal skin usually contain a combination of ingredients, including occlusives and/or humectants as well.

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    How Can I Keep My Dry Skin Moisturized During the Winter?

    You don't have to suffer with dry skin through the long winter months! In this video, dermatologist Dr. Rosemarie Ingleton explains easy ways to hydrate your skin when it's chilly outside.


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    People with oily or acne-prone skin may still need a moisturizer. Talk to your dermatologist about the best skin care products for your skin. He or she may suggest using a moisturizer labeled "noncomedogenic," means the moisturizer won't promote or worsen blackheads. Your dermatologist may suggest applying the moisturizer after you have washed your skin and applied any acne medication you may be using. If you are concerned that a moisturizer or other skin care product is causing your skin to break out, ask a dermatologist to recommend products that are safe for you to use.
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    It is important to keep the skin moisturized because our skin is a barrier against infection. If we allow the skin to become dry, it can become cracked. When cracks or breaks in the skin occur, the usual bacteria that live on our skin can get inside and cause an infection. By protecting our skin from drying out, we protect ourselves from infection. In addition, keeping the skin moisturized helps people with eczema have fewer flares.

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    Prolonged exposure to water can strip the skin of moisture. Experts recommend limiting baths or showers to five to 10 minutes. They also advise bathing in lukewarm water (hot water can adversely affect skin). Always remember to moisturize right after a shower or bath, to seal in moisture and prevent its rapid evaporation from skin.

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    Moisturizers are made to keep the outermost layer of skin hydrated by holding water inside the skin's surface. A moisturizer also helps to keep the skin barrier intact, enabling it to retain its own natural moisture.

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    Before you choose a moisturizer, it’s important to carefully assess your skin type. For instance, Kit (age thirty-two), was using the wrong moisturizer for years, and it was wreaking havoc with her skin. Kit has ultra-dry skin and pimples. Before understanding the proper type of moisturizer for her skin type, Kit said she used thick moisturizers for dry skin, which collected on dead skin cells, clogged her pores, and resulted in pimple breakouts. She was relieved to learn how simply selecting the proper moisturizer for her dry skin would alleviate her breakouts.

    Once you learn all you can about your personal skin care needs and with a greater understanding of specific ingredients in popular moisturizers, you can find the perfect one that treats your skin without causing flare-ups of pimples, acne, or rosacea.