Posted by: anna in Anti Aging on October 29th, 2013

Moisturizing the skin daily is a crucial routine and vital to the success of skin care. If you learn what to look for when buying day creams your skin will look better and you will save money as well.

Let’s examine what the ideal moisturiser will contain.

  • Oils to nourish, particularly in winter when the skin does not produce as much oil. Dry conditions and windy weather make the situation much worse for the skin.
  • Hydrators to hold moisture in the skin. In warm or hot weather the skin loses a good deal of moisture (water) so special ingredients called humectants help in keeping the skin well hydrated and plumped.
  • Rejuvenating ingredients to help reduce lines and wrinkles. These come in the form of peptides or Vitamins like Vitamin C, A and E.
  • Necessary omega oils that mimic our own natural oils to increase skin health.

Dry skin requires a high oil content in the cream.

Combination skin has an oily t-zone which means the forehead, nose and chin are oily. This skin type requires little to no oil in the moisturiser used.

Greasy skin can work best with special formulations that supply moisturizing in an oil free form which keep skin hydrated without oiliness.

The words “dehydrated skin” are used continually particularly from sales aides on cosmetic counters. All skin types can be dehydrated and this is caused by different factors:

Dehydrated skin is low in moisture (water) – not oil. Often dehydration can be cured simply by drinking more water. Each coffee, tea or alcohol consumed will dehydrate your skin. A glass of water is needed to offset each cup you drink of these drinks.

Ingredients like Hyaluronic acid, lecithin or glycerin will increase the moisture content held in your skin and impart a dewy plumped appearance to your skin. Hyaluronic Acid is the king of hydrators but regularly only found in Serums because of the high cost.

Natural oils including olive squalane and macadamia nut oil contain an oil profile very close to human skin. Jojoba has a corresponding break of necessary fatty acids although it is a wax and not an oil. Sweet almond and Apricot kernel oils are also beneficial to the skin. Skin health is strikingly improved when these natural oils areutilized in Natural Moisturiser formulations.

Studies have proved Organic Aloe Vera can increase the rate of regeneration of epidermal cells by many instances when utilized in sufficient quantity. Penetration ability of Aloe Vera is legendary.

Problem skin usually has redness present. The mineral MSM is ideal for keeping red skin tone under control. MSM is organic sulphur (or sulfur) a wellness supplement originally developed for arthritis and joint discomfort. Sulfur exists in every cell of the body. When formulated in a moisturiser a simple solution to redness is attained.

Like so many products or ingredients, a side benefit appeared early in the life of MSM, and that is the smoothing of skin. When taken as a powder supplement skin is softer on the whole body not just the face. It works from the interior out. Perhaps we should call it amazing MSM.

Irene McDonald has been develping Natural Skin-care products for over 9 years. She has a special interest in Rosacea and Anti aging skin care.