The prevention of dry skin, that often leads to painful cracks or splits, has been the constant goal of people throughout the ages.
Over that time, many different concoctions have been developed and tested for their skin moisturizing qualities.
You may be forgiven for thinking that, with ample time to experiment and test the various products, all skin moisturizers today must basically be the same. This is definitely not the case.
Moisturisers vary greatly from product to product, and for good reason. It is simply not possible to create a moisturising product that all skin conditions and types respond to equally. There is no “one size fits all” solution when it comes to skin care.
Our Skin is Different from each others
Society is not a homogeneous unit, though. What may be appropriate for one person will certainly not be the most appropriate for someone else with a different background or genetic makeup?
Also, everybody has their own unique circumstances.
Modes of employment will differ from person to person. One person may be employed in a factory environment where a stuffy atmosphere is laden with microscopic industrial by-products. This person will have very different skin care requirements to another person who finds themselves in the open air for much of their working life.
Even the changing weather conditions that naturally ebb and flow as the year progresses from spring to summer and then from autumn to winter will effect the efficacy of different moisturizing products. Some products will perform better in warm, dry summer conditions whilst other protect best when face with the wet and cold of winter.
When looking to buy a moisturizing product you should realize that they are basically divided into 3 groupings. Namely, creams, lotions, and the recently introduced mousse. So what are the characteristics of these three main groupings?
Skin Creams are usually petroleum jelly based.
The father, metaphorically speaking, of petroleum jelly, or Vaseline as it more commonly known, is the dregs of the oil industry. It derives directly from “rod wax”, a sticky waste product that has a tendency to collect around the head of the pump rods in traditional oil wells. This rod wax is the basis of a barrier cream that was originally patented by chemist Robert Chesebrough in 1872. The name Vaseline was used because, during his experimentation with rod wax, Robert Chesebrough use to store the various formulations in common household vases. Hence “vase – line” – “elaion” being the Greek word for oil.
It is this petroleum jelly that makes most creams heavy and greasy. Whilst offering a substantial coating for your skin, creams may not be the best choice, particularly in the hands where they can leave a slippery residue. Heavy cream products may also clog up the skin pores. This makes them particularly unsuitable to use on the face if you have an acne condition. Heavy creams used on the hands can also prove to be problematic if your occupation necessitates wearing gloves for prolonged periods.
Heavy moisturizing creams are often cited as being more appropriate for winter use.
Lotions, by and large, use far less petroleum jelly or none at all. For this reason they are generally not so heavy as creams and tend to spread more easier and are therefore easier to apply. The next ingredient, in terms of percentage content, will usually be a natural oil product. Sunflower or Olive oil are popular choices. Indeed, the use of Olive oil on the skin by civilised societies dates back at least 5,000 years. It was widely used by the ancient Egyptians, Greeks and Romans for a variety of purposes.
However, after applying skin lotions to an area of your body, a stickiness may well persist. The high oil ingredient also leaves some people with a “less than clean” feeling. Further, people with naturally oily skin may find that they do not want to add yet, even more, oil to their epidermis.
Thus, moisturizing lotions are widely thought to be more appropriate for use during the warmer times of the year.
Are Mousse Moisturizing Lotions better than Creams?
Mousse formulations are a relatively new development in the area of skin moisturizers. Many believe that mousse products will eventually supersede traditional creams and lotions. Certainly, a mousse product will be naturally very light and easy to apply. A mouse formulation will also spread much easier and evenly over your skin. For this reason, a smaller quantity is needed per application. This will allow your epidermis to breathe and perspire normally. People with dry skin, or skin that is sore or chapped may also find that a mousse is less painful to apply as it does not need vigorous rubbing in.
However, most mousses will be aerosol based which has traditionally been linked to ozone destroying CFC chemicals – although this is no longer the case. Further, aerosols will most likely use Butane and this has a history of being associated with teenage substance abuse.
Mousse based moisturising products are generally considered suitable for all year use.
Whatever your choice of moisturizer, remember to apply it regularly and consistently. Your skin will love you for it.
Reliable use of a moisturizer can easily enhance the look. Benefits:
- lessen premature aging, fine lines and wrinkles
- Reduce skin damage and Neutralizes free radicals
- It moderate eczema and other skin problems
- Prevents effects of harsh weather, external elements as well as UV rays
- Also, Increases skin’s metabolism
- Improves skin tone and texture
After cleansing and toning the skin well can apply the protective layer make up lightly. If you seem to be dry then apply moisturizer after wash off the make-up. The moisturizer helps in protect you from premature aging. Twice in a day works better on your skin surface to be smooth. Due to sunlight ageing process become fast and it depletes the moisture balance too. Apply it on your forehead and centre of brows and neck part too.
For healthier, softer skin uses Facedoctor- Beauty Cream. It will be a delicious treat for your lovely skin. The active ingredients like bee wax and Sea buckthorn oil help to prevent all skin ailments also the infections caused by the parasites. It acts as an emollient, drawing moisture to skin and seals in it. A good skin softener and skin healer too. Sea buckthorn Oil is naturally rich in carotenes, tocopherols etc, which fights against the factors that cause scratch to the skin. It may be beneficial for rehydrating dry skin and in cell renovation. Use this beauty tenor daily for better results.
Moisturizer helps to retain the natural moisture. Deficiency can cause dryness and wrinkle appearance quickly. Keep skin moisturized: Wash skin 2 times a day, after cleansing moisturizes skin with your regular or skin’s appropriate moisturizer.