Dry weather is here again, and the skin is very tight due to lack of moisture. Is your skin itchy, dry lines, wrinkles, or skin loses its luster ? As you age, and you fail to protect your skin properly, wrinkles and dry lines appear on your face.
What exactly is moisturizing ?
Moisturizing helps the skin retain moisture and prevent excessive evaporation or loss of moisture. When the season is drier and there is insufficient humidity in the air, the skin will become very dry, so the skin needs to be replenished with water. In addition, after using toner, essence, facial mask and other moisturizing tasks in your daily care routine, remember that you need to use moisturizer to lock moisture and nutrients into the skin.
There are no more than three types of common moisturizing products in the market. The first is a sealant, such as paraffin or paraffin. The principle is to form a thin film between the skin surface and the stratum corneum to prevent water evaporation and loss. It can be mineral oil, animal oil or vegetable oil, suitable for dry and oily skin. Skin with reduced secretion.
The second category is humectants, such as hyaluronic acid or glycerin. The product can absorb moisture from the environment to moisturize the skin. If the environment is dry and draws moisture back from the skin, it can be mixed with a sealant and used together. This type of product feels refreshing and is suitable for young people and people with oily skin.
In addition, there are also cuticle repair agents ( such as vitamin B5) . Dr. Lin Yiming said: "Kerein repair agents maintain and repair the stratum corneum by antioxidants or providing skin repair elements to maintain its proper moisture content."
When purchasing skin care products, Dr. Lin Yiming recommends that if your skin is rough and flaky, you can use a humectant with a sealant to achieve the effect of replenishing and locking in moisture, but the overall formula should be reasonable and as streamlined as possible. No matter which product you choose, you should pay more attention to the ingredients, choose the type that suits your skin, and don’t blindly trust the brand.
Glycerin is an oily organic substance whose chemical name is glycerol. Many cosmetics and skin care products contain glycerin. The main function of glycerin is moisturizing. It has mild ingredients and high stability. It can absorb moisture from the air, keep the skin moisturized, and replenish moisture to the bottom layer of the skin. Effectively improves dry skin problems and has a refreshing texture.
Also known as hyaluronic acid, it is the skin’s natural moisturizing factor. The main function of hyaluronic acid is to increase the water content of the skin, maintain the moisture of the skin, and make the skin appear elastic and shiny. It can make the skin more elastic, anti-wrinkle, delay skin aging and beautify the skin.
Also known as nicotinamide, it is a water-soluble ingredient with solution stability. The main functions of B3 are to control oil, whiten, inhibit melanin formation and brighten skin. It can treat acne, blocked pores and acne inflammation. B3 also helps repair skin and fight inflammation. It not only relieves skin inflammation, redness, swelling, itching and other problems, but also promotes cell metabolism in the skin.
Panthenol, also known as panthenol, is a water-soluble vitamin whose main function is moisturizing and moisturizing. Due to the high water absorption of B5 , the content of hyaluronic acid increases after entering the skin, which not only locks the moisture in the bottom layer of the skin, but also soothes dry skin after sun exposure and improves wrinkles. In addition, B5 helps promote collagen proliferation! By repairing the skin barrier, the skin is able to defend against external environmental damage; at the same time, it repairs damaged skin and soothes skin inflammation. It is a very useful ingredient for acne-prone skin and large pores.
If you want to have shiny and plump skin, in addition to moisturizing and locking in moisture, adequate sleep and moderate exercise can also delay skin aging.