From aging, to the environment, stress, water intake, heating elements, air travel, and exposure to UV rays; all of these affect the rate of water loss from the top layer of the skin.
By allowing the skin to absorb water through hydrating ingredients, the skin can then function optimally and avoid common problems such as: dehydration, dryness, oiliness, fine lines, enlarged or clogged pores, uneven texture and irritation.
This is the purpose of a moisturizer.
Moisturizing the skin following cleansing and toning nourishes, hydrates, and protects the skin. All skin types can benefit whether you need an oil-control formula or a moisturizer that continues to deliver constant hydration all throughout the day.
Moisturizers are formulated by skin type: more emollient formulas for dry skin; non-comedegenic, oil-free formulas for oily skins.
These products contain humectants like sodium hyaluronate and glycerin that attract water like a magnet to our skin. Emollients like shea butter and Vitamin E seal and lock in the moisture, giving our skin a protective barrier. Some formulas have anti-aging benefits as well. Another key factor is the climate in which you live or visit. If you are in a drier climate, you will notice that you will need a product completely different than what would be necessary in a humid climate. Pay close attention to your skin - it will tell you what it needs!
Dry, dehydrated, and aging skin will see and feel a change in the skin immediately after moisturizing. The skin will look plump, fine lines and wrinkles will be softened, and it will feel hydrated and comfortable adding even a youthful look! I have experienced this with clients and myself personally. If your skin is looking parched give it a drink of the right moisturizer and you will see you an instant change in your skin!
Combination, Oily, Acne-Prone skin will benefit from an oil free, non comedogenic (won't clog pores) light moisturizing fluid. Because of the products you need to use for your type of skin condition, the surface of the skin can become dry, so to compensate for that dryness and keep your skin barrier intact, even your skin type can benefit from the proper moisturizer.
Janae Recommends: Oil Free Hydrating Fluid
If your skin is consistently oily which can lead to blemishes and acne flare ups, look for a formula that absorbs excess oils, controls oily shine and breakouts. A lightweight oil control formula will keep you from having to add powder or having to blot the excess oils from the skin during the day. Your makeup will stay put and not slide off and disappear.
Janae Recommends: Shine Free Solution (keeps skin shine-free for up to 8 hours)
Moisturizing is a key component to a balanced, healthy skin. Don't miss this step!