Anti-Aging Basics: The Importance of Moisturizer

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Beautiful adult woman applying moisturizer cream for her pretty face

Aging is inevitable, but that doesn’t mean that we have to look older before our time. As time passes and we begin to notice tiny lines and wrinkles appearing, the best way to take control is with a skincare routine that fights back against the signs of aging. And in every effective anti-aging regimen, moisturizer is one of the most important elements.

Our skin is more than just a pretty face. It’s the first line of defense for our bodies against pollution, allergens, microorganisms, radiation and other irritants in the environment. Since your face is uncovered, it fights on the front lines every day. This makes it even more important to moisturize to prevent the dryness associated with exposure to environmental irritants.

The most obvious benefit of moisturizer is softer skin. If your face is particularly dry, it will instantly feel softer when applying moisturizer, and you may immediately see the difference as tiny lines and wrinkles become less apparent.

The way you apply your moisturizer is also important. By rubbing it into your skin in a circular motion, you are giving yourself a mini-massage. This massaging action improves circulation to your facial tissue, helping to produce new skin cells and stimulating the production of collagen and elastin, the structural proteins that help keep skin looking young.

While many people with oily skin tend to shy away from moisturizers, this is a mistake. Moisturizers help balance skin so that it is neither excessively dry or oily, and will actually help prevent blemishes by improving your skin’s health. The trick here is to use a moisturizer that is designed specifically for your skin type.

Mature skin needs special care. It tends to be dryer than younger skin and has a slower production of new skin cells. Because of this, mature skin needs moisturizer as well as other skincare products, such as an exfoliant, in order to stay healthy.

The bottom line is that everyone needs a facial moisturizer daily, regardless of skin type. Ideally, moisturizer should be applied twice daily after cleansing, and always after showering or exfoliating. Drink plenty of water every day to stay hydrated, and always wear sunscreen.

At Skin Tech, our moisturizing products are designed specifically for your individual skincare needs. Search for products online or visit our store at 4819 Kilauea Ave, #6 in Honolulu. We’re here with great advice and instruction, as well as the best skincare products available today.