Moisturizing is one of the key steps in your routine that will help you achieve that youthful glow and who doesn’t love the feeling when your skin is moisturized, soft and supple? But if you’re one of those few who are skipping this skincare step, we hope this post will change your mind on why it should be a must!
Why do we need to moisturize?
Like when our bodies need water and you’re feeling parched, our skin needs water both inside and out. Without moisture, our skin naturally dehydrates, think of the cracks in a hot desert floor. Without moisture and without nourishment, the largest organ of your body, your skin cannot function. Dehydration often leads to your skin aging quicker, meaning more fine lines and wrinkles, and a dull complexion. Plus as we age our skin naturally loses its ability to retain water, so moisturizing at any age is crucial.
The Benefits of Moisturizing
Moisturizing helps to replenish lost moisture from throughout the day or overnight. Hydrated skin helps to combat the signs of aging, say goodbye to fine lines and wrinkles. A healthy, fresh and glowing complexion is the result of well-hydrated skin.
It provides barrier protection for your skin. When your skin’s barrier becomes compromised, bacteria and pollutants can find their way into your skin which can cause inflammation or irritation. Moisturizing helps to protect your skin from environmental stressors that can damage your skin and cause it to age faster.
They also help to seal in all the certified organic goodness that you’ve applied so far.
Sodium Hyaluronate AKA Hyaluronic Acid
Our Moisturizers contain a natural form of Hyaluronic Acid called Sodium Hyaluronate. Sodium Hyaluronate is a powerful humectant, essentially it acts as a sponge, drawing water into the epidermis to help plump the skin and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Sodium Hyaluronate also has a smaller molecular structure than conventional Hyaluronic Acid, meaning it can penetrate deeper into the dermis. It also aids in reinforcing the skin’s barrier and improves elasticity so skin is firmer. It’s a key anti-aging ingredient!
Hydration is one of the most vital attributes of well-functioning, healthy skin. There are a number of reasons our skin can become dehydrated, such as diet, climate, water intake, environmental factors. When we replace lost moisture both inside and out, the epidermis can maintain its natural rhythm of restoration. More motivation to keep on track of your daily water intake!
How To Use Face Moisturizer
The skin on your face is fragile so it’s important not to tug at your skin or apply too vigorously. Moisturizing is your second last step before applying oil both morning and night. A common question is on how much face moisturizer to use? You only need to use a pea-sized amount of moisturizer for each application for your skin to be adequately hydrated without overdoing it. Use gentle circular and upward motions to motivate the skin to retain its elasticity; remembering to also apply moisturizer to your neck and décolletage.
In terms of when to use moisturizer, morning and night is key, but nighttime is a must for topping up your hydration levels. Overnight our skin repairs, applying your moisturizer at night can help to hydrate and replenish the skin without interruption while you sleep. There’s a reason it’s called beauty sleep!
Moisturizing for your Skin Type
“Because my skin is naturally dry, I use this moisturizer morning and night. I like to mix it with a few drops of the Noni Glow Face Oil for extra hydration.” – Miranda
“Whenever my skin is feeling sensitive and irritated from too much makeup, travel or sun exposure, I use this moisturizer as it instantly calms and nourishes my skin.” – Miranda
“I love using this moisturizer during the warmer seasons as it’s super lightweight and helps me prevent breakouts.” – Miranda
By embracing a twice-daily ritual of cleanse, mist, and moisturize you’re able to feed your skin with the nourishing and revitalizing ingredients it needs for a beautiful and healthy complexion.