Skincare moisturiser products and treatments that are capable of providing the hydration that our skin needs, but is lost due to many factors both external and internal. A moisturiser not only hydrates the skin but also treats, protects and helps to restore the skin’s natural defence barrier. Bringing a more youthful radiance and luminosity to often dry, dull and sallow skin.
Why Do We Need a Moisturiser?
There are many factors that can cause our skin to be dry. Only around 15% of the population has naturally dry skin, for the remainder it is other factors that contribute to the skin being dry.
Healthy skin contains water as well as essential fats, oils and skin cells at the epidermis level. If the skin isn’t producing the correct amounts of lipids and oils, together with healthy skin cells, then it won’t be able to maintain the skin barrier and retain the needed water within the skin, as a consequence it will become dry.
There are both external and internal factors that can affect the moisture is our skin, and most cases it is a combination of more than just one factor. External factors such as hot and cold weather, low humidity or environmental pollution, not forgetting that using hot water on our skin or harsh soaps can strip the essential oils from the skin surface. Internal factors like hormonal changes – maternity for instance – the use of certain medications, diet and stress all play a role in causing our skin to loose hydration and become dry.
Moisturisers help not only to add vital water to the skins layers, but give needed moisture to the surface of the skin to help protect the skins natural defence barrier that is there to help lock in the moisture, leaving the skin feeling hydrated, comfortable and more youthful. Many facial moisturisers incorporate other active ingredients so that they not only tackle the need for the skin to be moisturised, but they are designed to fight specific skin related issues such as anti-aging, wrinkles and skin regeneration.