Published on October 26th, 2016 | by Rima J Pundir
Tips & Tricks: Moisturisation
Hydrating routines, as prescribed by most cosmetic companies are great if you are able to follow them regularly. But if a particular moisturiser is not working for you, try figuring out the problem before trashing it. Consider the following tips, which could help you maximize the power of your moisturizer.
Keep the cleansing gentle:
Squeaky clean may sound nice; in reality is anything but. Before you apply your moisturiser, make sure that you use a cleanser that doesn’t end up drying out your skin even more. You could try using a cleanser with a pH of 5.5, the same pH as your skin. After you cleanse, instead of vigorously drying your face, gently pat or blot it dry with a soft towel to avoid any abrasions.
Either use a moisturiser with a sunscreen or apply one on top of your moisturiser. Using a sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or higher has many possible long-term health benefits for your skin, including preventing wrinkles and skin cancer. The sun’s rays also dry out your skin so adding SPF protects the skin further from dehydration.
Switch to gels:
Don’t avoid “hydration” just because you have blemishes. Acne-prone skin needs moisture, just like any other skin type. If you have acne, just be careful to choose a moisturiser that’s non-comedogenic and oil-free. Gels are great to try as they hydrate without giving you an oily feel and any further spots.
Be sure of allergens:
Test out new products before slathering on generously. Even if it’s a moisturiser and the product’s label says that it is hypoallergenic, it still might contain something which you’re allergic to. Test it on your forearm first.
FAB BAG PICKS
SoulTree Apricot oil & Honey Moisturiser : This fragrant, non-greasy skin care potion is a blend of vitamin-rich oil cold pressed from ripe Himalayan Apricots, organically cultivated. Ayurvedic herbs and wild honey. It is further infused with Kokum butter, known for its hydrating and regenerating properties to keep your skin naturally moisturised, supple and smooth. CLICK HERE to view product
Votre White Essence Brightening Day Moisturiser SPF 35 PA ++ : White Essence “Brightening Day moisturizer is a lightweight moisturizer ; minimize the visible appearance of dark spots, discolorations and improve skin radiance providing a fair complexion. Natural form of Vitamin C helps promote collagen synthesis and help inhibit melanin production for a skin lightening effect. SPF35 protects from the harmful effect of UV A & B rays. CLICK HERE to view product
Kaya Whitening Moisturiser With Spf-15 : “3 in 1 Formula. A unique blend of actives in this product delivers whitening while SPF 15 protects against UV-A and UV-B rays. This 3-in-1 product protects the skin from Sun, tackles the problem of pigmentation and also adequately moistuizes the skin -all in one go!” CLICK HERE to view product