Moisturizers or creams are designed to maintain overall skin health by adding moisture and forming a protective layer on the skin. Moisturizing your face can also address common skin concerns such as dullness, dryness and flaking, and help slow down signs of aging such as fine lines.
Moisturizers can alter the rate of water loss. The active ingredients in moisturizers fall into one of two categories: sealers and humectants.
Occlusives form a coating on the surface of the skin to prevent moisture loss. The more closed the formulation, the greater the effect. Ointments are more closed than water-based creams, which in turn are more closed than lotions.
When the humidity is greater than 70%, they absorb this moisture from the air and moisturize the skin, but more commonly they absorb moisture from the dermis to the epidermis, drying the skin.
Moisturizing your skin has multiple benefits, the most important being protecting the healthy cells of your skin from damage and irritation. When your skin is dehydrated, it struggles to produce extra oils to compensate for the loss of moisture. Excess oil can break down the skin barrier and clog pores, eventually leading to acne. By moisturizing your skin, you can reduce the chances of these skin problems and improve your complexion. Choosing the right type of moisturizer is an important part of proper skin hydration.
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