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Moisturizing – the ultimate guide

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Moisturizing can seem overwhelming. With the numerous types and methods of application, how do you know where to start?

Fortunately, we have a helpful guide to make sure you’re doing your skin right!

Including moisturizing into your daily skincare routine is vital for maintaining hydrated and supple skin. It helps to keep stressors out of your skin while preserving its youth. You’ll love the feel— and sight! After all, who doesn’t want that dewy glow?

But, before commencing on this work that involves dedication, an individual should be prepared so that they may effectively discover their desired moisture.

That’s why our comprehensive guide to moisturizing offers beneficial information for enthusiasts at every level, with highly valuable tips and tricks on choosing the moisturizer and method of application perfect for you!

Determine Your Skin Type

The first step in choosing the right moisturizer is to determine your skin type. There are four main skin types: oily, dry, combination, and normal. 

Here’s how to identify each type:

  • Oily Skin: Oily skin tends to produce excess oil, making it look shiny and prone to acne.
  • Dry Skin: Dry skin lacks oil, making it feel tight, itchy, and flaky.
  • Combination Skin: Combination skin is a mix of both oily and dry skin. The T-zone (forehead, nose, and chin) tends to be oily, while the cheeks are dry.
  • Normal Skin: Normal skin means that your moisture and oil production is in balance. No excessive dryness or oily patches, just smooth, hydrated skin all over.

Knowing your skin type is crucial in choosing the right moisturizer, as it can help you select a product that is tailored to your needs.

Choose the Right Moisturizer

Once you’ve identified your skin type, you can start looking for the right moisturizer.

Here are some things to consider:

  • Look for a moisturizer that is designed for your skin type. Don’t automatically pick up the newest product from the shelf – first, take some time to evaluate which type of moisturizer will work best for your unique complexion.
  • If you have oily or combination skin, you should make a lightweight, oil-free moisturizer your secret skin care weapon. Protect your skin and don’t let the oils weigh it down with this kind of moisturizer.
  • If you have dry skin, choose a richer, more emollient moisturizer that will deeply hydrate your skin. Gently massage it into your skin in the morning and evening for optimal results.
  • If you have sensitive skin, look for a fragrance-free, hypoallergenic moisturizer. It’s best to seek out skincare products designed with gentle, natural ingredients so you can show off that beautiful healthy skin!
  • Consider moisturizers that contain antioxidantssuch as vitamin C or E, to protect your skin from environmental damage.
  • If you have specific skin concerns, such as acne or fine lines, look for moisturizers that contain ingredients that target those issues.

 
Apply Moisturizer to Damp Skin

When skin is still slightly damp after washing your face, apply moisturizer for maximum hydration. Your skin absorbs moisturizer much better when it’s slightly damp.

After cleansing, take a soft towel and gently pat your skin until lightly moisturized. Keeping leftover moisture will help your skin get even more hydrated as you apply the moisturizer.

Taking the extra step to dry your skin while keeping some moist along the way could be the game changer in getting deep hydration.

Use the Right Amount

Making sure you use the right amount of moisturizer on your face, neck, and chest is a must if you want to get all the possible benefits and keep your pores clear. When applying moisturizer on your face only use a small quantity; about the size of a pea will do!

If you need to extend your moisturizing routine a little further than to just your face, then layer on a bit more moisturizer for your neck and chest too. Either way, always start off with a small amount and go from there.

Apply Moisturizer Correctly

When you’re ready to moisturize, it’s important to apply it correctly. Begin by lightly massaging the moisturizer into your skin with circular, upwards motions from the centre of your face outwards.

Don’t forget to cover not only your face but also your chest and neck area. For optimal effectiveness, make sure you’re thoroughly and evenly distributing the moisturizer across all areas of your skin.

Use a Separate Moisturizer for the Eye Area

Since the skin around the eyes tends to be much thinner and more delicate than your face alone, it’s important to use a moisturizer that will keep the skin looking nourished, but also won’t irritate or cause any damage to its delicate form.

The solution?

An eye cream or gel specifically created with this unique area in mind. Make sure you read eye product descriptions carefully before purchasing as you want one not solely meant for fighting wrinkles and diminishing fine lines, but an option made specifically so as not to inflame such sensitive areas.

Moisturize Regularly

Between hot showers, dry air, and sun exposure, even those with oily skin need to recharge their complexion occasionally. That’s where a daily moisturizer comes in!

A moisture boost in a bottle twice a day – in the morning and before bed – does wonders for your skin. Plus, adding one more layer midday can help keep your skin feeling soft if it starts getting dry or tight. It might not be a part of your everyday routine, but moisturizing is essential for having healthy and beautiful skin.

Remember to show your skin some moisture love each day!

Don’t Forget SPF

Don’t let the sun take a toll on your skin – protect it! Make sure you’re incorporating SPF into your daily skincare routine. If your trusted moisturizer doesn’t have any built-in sun protection, be aware that you’ll need to apply sunscreen separately.

UV rays can cause all kinds of damage to your skin, so guard yourself against harmful sun exposure!

Conclusion

To summarize, moisturizing is an essential step in any skincare routine, regardless of your skin type or age. By keeping your skin hydrated, moisturizing can help to prevent a range of skin concerns, including dryness, flakiness, fine lines, and wrinkles. It can also help to protect your skin from environmental stressors, such as pollution and UV rays, which can cause premature aging.

When it comes to choosing a moisturizer, it’s important to consider your skin type, any specific skin concerns you may have, and the ingredients in the product. By choosing a moisturizer that is tailored to your needs, you can ensure that you get the maximum benefits without causing any irritation or clogging your pores.

When applying moisturizer, it’s important to use the right amount and to apply it correctly, using upward, circular motions. You should also make sure to moisturize regularly, both in the morning and before bed, and to use a separate moisturizer for the delicate skin around your eyes.

Overall, incorporating a high-quality moisturizer into your skincare routine can make a significant difference in the health and appearance of your skin.

By following these tips and selecting the right products, you can keep your skin hydrated, supple, and radiant for years to come.

About author

Selma Durmo M. Pharm

“As far as I can remember I have always struggled with sensitive skin. The issues culminated in my mid-twenties when I started having rosacea flares and redness. My personal quest for effective, safe solutions took a professional turn, and I was given the opportunity to apply my (Pharma) background in developing a new skin friendly product line. My goal was to create something new, a clinically proven sustainable skincare brand. This science backed probiotic skincare derived technology is a product of years of research and innovation in personal care products. Metabiotics contain naturally produced hyaluronic acid, lactic acid, SMase, lipoteichoic acid, over 40 peptides and enzymes. All assigned with specific tasks for activating the skins native repair mechanisms.” 

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Following the principles of Clean Beauty, we have joined the dedicated stream of safe, non-toxic beauty enthusiasts.

Our products contain carefully selected hypoallergenic ingredients suitable for sensitive and reactive skin.

We’re committed to formulating with natural, organically-derived, and skin-friendly synthetics while excluding popular “good feeling” and potentially harmful compounds to provide the best skincare solutions.

“It is easy to get hooked on conventional products, with inviting perfumes and the instantly pleasant skin feeling. The sooner you understand that those sensations are short-lived the better! Choose Clean Beauty and allow the science backed ingredients time to work wonders on your skin.”

Cinically proven

Our products’ superiority has been proven in a controlled study on 50 volunteers where it was shown that four-week product use leads to a significant increase in skin moisture levels (39%), increased skin elasticity (50%), and a decrease in the appearance of wrinkles (23%).

Other beneficial effects include decrease in skin sensitivity, increase in skin cleanliness, evenness of the skin tone, decrease in acne formation.

This study serves as proof of the skin’s gradual return of its protective layer, integrity, and balance. All study results have been published in a peer reviewed journal as well as the full study report.

“Putting all science aside, we are most proud of our users’ testimonials. All tested volunteers claimed visible and tangible improvement in skin feel and appearance.”

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The greatest breakthrough discovery we stumbled upon is that skincare and cosmetics should not be sensational.

Personal care should be comprehensive, accessible, and efficient, just as all solutions that come from nature are.

We are often faced with labels such as anti aging skin care, organic skin care, natural skincare products, which lack the necessary explanation… What do these phrases actually mean?

“Grown tired of all the misleading, incomprehensive, irrelevant information used in the beauty industry we decided to stick to a no-nonsense approach. It is what it is, and skin care is not magic! It requires commitment, patience and understanding your skins’ needs.”

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We are dedicated to neutralizing our negative impact on the environment as much as possible and have joined the stream of sustainable skincare brands. We’re taking you on for the ride (we’ve even packed the goodies)!

To help minimize our carbon footprint, for every product order a tree will be planted thanks to our amazing planters at One Tree Planted. It’s estimated that a mature tree nullifies around 20lbs of CO2 a year.

We’re doing our best to reuse, reduce and recycle. Wishing to inspire a circular economy we have partnered up, to create a customized recycling program. Collect three empty plastic packages to receive your Anbiome Recycling Envelope and follow the instructions on how to take part in our recycling mission. 

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Technology

Today’s trends in skincare require the use of synthetic active ingredients which interact with the skin. Our approach is to distinguish natural alternatives, which mimic the skins native repair mechanism and are more efficient and ecologically sound.

Translating solutions from nature into industrial settings is hardly an easy task, but it’s one we enjoy undertaking.

We have screened 500+ different wild probiotic strains from the nature, to find the most powerful ones.

Special fermentation process was developed to harvest powerful molecules (HA, LTA, SMase, LA and 40 peptides).

Result is the composition of native signal components and molecules that keep the skin balanced, healthy and protected.

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