Every beauty and health articles talk constantly of moisturizing. The hype about moisturizing your skin became constant in every known beauty and health regimen. Is there really truth in the benefit of daily moisturizing your skin? Our skin is our body’s largest organ. Caring for it properly will have a very big impact on our overall well being. Cleansing, toning, moisturizing and protecting your skin are a must and we must all conform to religiously.
Truth be told, all skin care professionals and beauty experts agree that moisturizing your skin will actually help maintain your skin’s natural moisture. Moisturizers work as a protective sealant against the harsh elements in the environment and the daily wear and tear caused by our lifestyle.
By itself, dry skin is not the major cause of wrinkles and other signs of skin aging. However, since dry skin has a decreased capacity to heal, it is far more susceptible to various forms of skin damage such as sun exposure or harsh detergents. Furthermore, dry skin is also more prone to skin infections and irritants because it has many tiny cracks allowing the offenders to sneak in. Skin dryness tends to increase with age although it’s very visible when person is young and cause looking for acne treatment. Most people over forty have some degree of skin dryness and need to moisturize. Skin dryness tends to be particularly severe in women near, during or after menopause – apparently due to low level of estrogens.