Moisturizer is the most important product for healthy skin. Moisturizers are commonly used to reduce fine lines, smoothen and hydrate skin which may improve a patient’s social life, psychological satisfaction and quality of life as healthy skin adds to your self-esteem.
Let’s break it down by the top 5 benefits of hydrating:
- Prevent dryness:
Cold weather or hot weather, air conditioning or indoor heat; did you know that all of these environmental factors can suck the water right out of your skin? That’s where a good hydrator comes in. It not only replaces moisture that’s already been lost but helps prevent future loss.
- Slow the signs of aging:
Hydrated skin is younger-looking skin. You’re thinking, Why do you need to think about that now?’’ It’s because it’s never too early to start preventing future fine lines and wrinkles. And that plump, firm feeling you get after giving your face a dose of hydration is actually helping to slow down the process. You can thank us later!
- Help fight acne:
It might seem strange to add more moisture to already oily-prone skin, but it actually makes sense. Think of it like this: When your skin gets dry, it sends a message to your glands to produce more oil that can clog your pores and cause breakouts. So, if skin is properly hydrated, it can actually help stop it from producing more oil than it needs.
- Protection from the sun:
We can’t tell you enough how important it is to use a product with SPF, even in colder months. Since dermatologists recommend using SPF every day, why not go for a 2-in-1 care that contains sun protection?
- Soothe sensitive skin:
Got red, irritated skin? Have dry, itchy patches? Sensitive skin needs extra special care. Look for a moisturizer that has soothing ingredients like aloe vera, chamomile, oatmeal, and honey, just to name a few.
Dr. Sayyam Azam is a certified dermatologist who has specialized in Clinical Dermatology (Pakistan) and Aesthetic Medicine (US). During her specialization, she was involved in multiple clinical as well as aesthetic dermatological procedures such as botox, fillers, and chemical peels. As a licensed dermatologist, she is now running a state-of-the- art Aesthetic Center (The Face Clinic) in Multan, Pakistan.