Moisturizing – the cornerstone of good skin care. Moisturizing forms a barrier between the skin and environmental conditions, helping to form a fine, protective layer that enables the skin to retain the moisture it requires.
Overall, moisturising is essential for all types of skin, including oily and dry skin. Dry skin and ageing skin derive the maximum benefits from a moisturiser as a lack of moisture on the skin causes it to become dry and more prone to wrinkling.
Moisturisers come in two forms: liquid and cream. Rich, liquid and cream moisturisers take care of dry and wrinkled skin. Water-based, oil free moisturiser works best for oily skin. Herbal moisturisers are very light. They not only help to protect the skin, but also assist in evaporating excess of moisture.
Ideally, moisturisers are applied after a thorough cleansing and toning of your skin. Moisturiser may be used before applying make-up to serve as a protective base, so use a moisturiser on light consistency, as it will assist your make-up to hold better.
For dry skin, you may apply a moisturiser even after a face pack. Apply extra moisturiser on your forehead and centre of brows and all over the neck. At night, dry skin requires a heavier moisturised feed for your skin. Most importantly, an excellent moisturiser protects skin from premature ageing caused by an overexposure of sunlight and is a good remedy for depleting moisture balance.