Moisturizing skin is important to protect your outer skin barrier from dryness. When your skin is dry due to lack of moisture, you can experience skin problem and premature aging symptoms. This can disturb your skin function as the largest organ of human body and your looks.
According to Whitney Bowe, the dermatologist from New York, USA, in Good Housekeeping website, Tuesday (27/10/2015), “When the skin barrier is compromised, which is what we see when it becomes dry, there’s actually a low-grade chronic inflammation that occurs in the skin. Low levels of ongoing inflammation ultimately lead to a breakdown of collagen and accelerated aging.” Collage is protein that protect skin elasticity.
When you lose your skin elasticity, fine lines are formed on your face and transformed into wrinkles which appear on your face as the sign of premature aging.
Therefore, moisturizing your skin had to be done properly and regularly such as choosing the right moisturizer for your skin type – oily, dry, or sensitive.
Choose the light-weight moisturizer with no added fragrance, for example Cetaphil Daily Advance Ultra Hydrating Lotion or Cetaphil Moisturizing Cream which both are suitable for dry skin. You can also use Cetaphil Moisturizing Lotion that can work well on oily and sensitive skin.
Next, what you should do is moisturizing regularly right after you cleanse your skin. Repeat the application if you feel your skin dry. Check more information about moisturizing skin here.