Why Moisturizing Is So Important for Your Skins Health

lotionMoisturizing is such an important step in our skincare routine.  As the weather gets colder, it becomes even more essential to lather up the lotion.  Moisturizing helps keep your skin healthy and looking its best.  Here are some tips on why soaking in the hydration is so important for your skins health.

 Hydration, hydration, hydration

When your thirst is quenched you reach for a tall glass of water.  When your skin is thirsty, moisturizer gives it the hydration it needs.  Hydrating your skin replaces oils your skin makes naturally and creates a layer of protection from damaging environments.  These benefits work together to keep your skin happy and healthy, especially in the cold, winter months.

Have you noticed how dry and chapped your skin becomes when exposed to the cold and dry air?  Let’s play this game again, chapped lips need lip moisturizer like lip balm, your skin needs lotion.  When your body gets cold, it tries to conserve heat.  This process forces the blood vessels in your skin to constrict, which keeps your skin from getting the moisture it needs.  This is leaving you with your dry skin.  By using moisturizer, it will help replenish your skin’s lost hydration!

Prevent aging

I know aging doesn’t sound worrisome in our 20’s but nourishing your skin regularly helps in the long run and slows signs of aging. An article published in 2010 from the British Journal of Dermatology found that on average a 28-year-old women had 52% increase in visible wrinkles by the time she was 36 if she had dry skin compared to a 22% increase in women with hydrated skin.  Regular moisturizing helps to keep skin looking full and radiant.

It just feels great

The smooth, rich, all-natural moisturizer can be a gift from the gods.  Waking up in the morning, before going to bed, after a long bath, anyway it’s the perfect way to relax at the end or start of your day.  Make it a routine of your overall wellbeing.

Now that the temperatures are dropping, make sure that skin stays moisturized in the cold weather months.  I recommend to moisturize at least three times a day.  My routine always begins with lotion in the morning and ending at night.  Find your routine and your skin will thank you!

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-Karlee Fowler

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