Saturday, 25 May 2013

Salon Saturday-Moisturise

The sun is shining today despite the fact the weather forecast was for bad weather. My hubby has cut the lawns and now he is sorting out new drive gate posts so we can shut the gates to stop whoever's dog it is from coming into our garden and messing, and to also stop everyone's kids from coming onto our property, we don't like that, we just want our space and to be able to keep a nice front garden also.

Today I am just going to do some housework. Anyway, time for today's topic.

We should all be dry skin brushing and exfoliating now, but once that is all done we need to put moisture back into our skin, and so today I am going to talk about the importance of moisturising, but not only the face, we need to moisturise our whole bodies.

The Importance Of Moisturising
The skin is the largest organ of the human body. The skin protects us from the harsh environment and it protects our internal organs and skeleton. It regulates our body temperature and eliminates waste. If the skin is compromised or damaged then it will lose its ability to perform these functions.

The main ingredient of moisturisers is water but as we know, water evaporates so moisturisers are made up of oil and water emulsions. which also contain a humectant: glycerine or sorbitol which help fix water into the skin.

Moisture from the skin needs to be replaced so that the skin is soft and smooth and the living cells don't shrivel and die.

Oil and water in the moisturiser protects the skin:
Provides a barrier from the external environment.
Keeps the skin soft so it is less likely to crack.
Keeps in natural moisture in the deeper layers of the skin.

We need to moisturise all of our skin i.e. body, hands and face. The elasticity in the skin is maintained through having enough moisture in your skin. Elasticity is one of those main components of making sure that the skin does not wrinkle or sag. We need a moisturiser that works with our particularly skin type.

The skin's natural oil called sebum is produced by tiny sebaceous glands that are inside each hair follicle. Sebum works its way up and out of the follicle, collecting dead skin cells and dirt along the way. Once it reaches the surface, it forms a protective armour that guards us against viruses and bacteria.
When we wash our faces, we strip the natural oils from our skin. This leaves our skin exposed to irritation, prematurely ageing and even painful effects from the elements, pollution. By cleansing our skin with a gentle cleanser and then applying a layer of moisturiser we help keep our skin stay hydrated, healthy, attractive and toned.
You shouldn't regularly moisturise your face or body if you're not also regularly exfoliating and cleansing your skin as this would only give you a thickening film of sebum, dead skin and dirt, leading to many blocked pores and breakouts. If the skin isn't exfoliated and cleansed regularly and a moisturiser applied then the moisturiser just sits on the dead skin cells and grime, pollutants etc, so by exfoliating and cleansing the skin this leaves the skin ready to receive the moisturiser and to penetrate the skin thus doing the job it is meant to do.

Moisturisers treat the skin. They give the skin elasticity.
Normal Skin: A suitable moisturiser can be applied once to twice daily which prevents the skin becoming oily or dry. A water based moisturiser is best.
Dry Skin: An appropriate moisturiser is a heavy oil based moisturiser.
Oily Skin: People believe that an oily skin needs more treatment but this is not true as more treatment can cause more oil secretion, so a water based moisturiser that is noncomedogenic is preferred.
Ageing Skin: Appropriate moisturisers to keep ageing skin soft and well hydrated are oil-based ones that contain petrolatum as the base, along with antioxidants or alpha hydroxy acids against wrinkles.
Sensitive Skin: Are more susceptible to skin irritations, redness, itching or rashes. Moisturisers that contain soothing ingredients such as chamomile, aloe or rose are preferred.

How should age influence our choice of moisturiser?
Your skin's natural moisturising properties diminish with age. From 30 onwards, your skin becomes more sensitive and this is much more marked from 40 onwards.

We can use coconut oil on our skin, face, hands and body


The information contained in my blog is for general information purposes only and based on my own opinions and experiences. All the products used I have purchased myself. The information is provided by Real Raw Housewife and while I endeavour to keep the information up-to-date and correct and I will not be held liable for any reliance you place on such information and is therefore done strictly at your own risk.

I recommend to carry out a patch test first of any products you intend to use.

In no event will I be liable for any loss or damage whatsoever arising from loss of data or in connection with, the use of this blog.

Through this blog, you are able to link to other websites which are not under the control of Real Raw Housewife. I have no control over the nature, content and availability of those sites. The inclusion of any links does not necessarily imply a recommendation or endorsement of the views expressed within them.

Always seek medical advise from your GP before embarking on any beauty treatments.


Post a Comment

Thankyou for taking the time to leave a comment.