Do I Have to Moisturise?

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It may seem like an unnecessary step to your daily routine, but moisturising has plenty of benefits you don’t want to miss out on.

Taking an extra minute out of your morning to properly pamper your face can mean the difference between clear, hydrated skin or a dull, older appearance. Daily moisturising is vital for healthy skin.

Moisturising can help your skin stay young. The skin of your face, neck and chest replaces itself and regenerates the most compared to the rest of your body. Using creams that are high in vitamins and antioxidants help to rejuvenate these highly sensitive parts of our skin to keep it vibrant and more youthful.

Moisturising also reduces the chances of acne and other irritations. By balancing any excessively oily or overly dry skin, you can help prevent acne, irritation or flaking, keeping it from looking dull and lifeless. Moisturising also helps to create a gentle barrier to protect your skin from the harsh environmental elements that dry, redden and irritate on a daily basis.

Fight the wrinkles! The right moisturiser helps to plump your skin and add firmness, helping  reduce those pesky wrinkles. Try something with hyaluronic acid, like The Ordinary’s Natural Moisturising Factors +HA for an extra hydrating boost.

So how do I moisturise properly, you may ask? Fortunately for those short on time - or patience - that’s pretty easy to explain. Be sure to properly cleanse beforehand. If you’re on top of your skincare regime and use a toner and/or serum after cleansing, wait 30 seconds or so for it to set, then apply your moisturiser. If you go straight from cleansing, pat your face dry and if it’s still the slightest bit damp, that’s great. Gently apply your moisturiser in circular motions and get that blood circulating and your skin feeling ready for the day. If you’re super keen and on your routine (you know you appreciate the rhyme) then find yourself a night moisturiser to really lock in the rejuvenation factor when your skin is most open to it. Now get hydrating!

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