Moisturising is essential, but it’s also easy to screw up, leaving skin greasy, pimply, or even drier. Follow these skin care commandments to get healthy and glow in the best kind of way.
1. Moisturise Every Day
Maintaining healthy skin requires consistency. Experiment with and create a daily skincare routine, one that works for you, and stick to it. Make sure that moisturising is a top priority in this routine.
In winter months, use a rich moisturiser to combat the dryness from cold, wind and drying indoor heat. In summer, use a lighter formula of moisturiser, or even switch to using a serum instead.
2. Moisturise Immediately After Cleansing
To keep your skin hydrated and soft, apply the moisturiser soon after you have washed your face or stepped out of the shower. When you apply moisturiser while your skin is damp, moisture is sealed into your skin. If you are also using a serum as part of your skincare routine, apply that first. And don’t forget sunscreen as the final step!
3.Don’t Conduct a Science Experiment on Your Face
When purchasing a moisturiser, check labels on skincare products to make sure they are free of alcohol and fragrances, which are known for pulling natural oils from the skin and potentially causing irritation. Take care to avoid ingredients that can be overly aggressive, especially on sensitive or dry skin.
Gentle moisturising formulas such as the one used in the Physio Radiance Skincare range are great for all skin types, including sensitive skin. It’s completely free of toxic ingredients, is non-greasy, and parabens and fragrance-free.
4. Pick a Formula for Your Skin Type
Each skin type has its own unique skincare needs. Read the labels carefully before choosing a moisturiser. Watch out for the ingredients you should avoid. Most products will be labelled “for dry skin,” “for oily skin,” or “for sensitive skin.” If you are not sure what your skin type is, stick to a basic formula designed for “normal skin,” and see how your skin fares—whether it starts to feel noticeably drier or oilier.
5. Don’t Ignore Problems
A great skincare routine is crucial to maintaining healthy skin, but it can’t replace the help of a professional if you are struggling with certain skin problems. If you have stubborn rough patches, cracked and bleeding skin, severe acne, rosacea, eczema or an oil imbalance that you haven’t been able to remedy with an over-the-counter product, make an appointment with a dermatologist who can help you find the best products for your skin.