Quenching & Protecting- How to choose the right moisturiser

The next step to maintain your glow is to moisturise your skin.
Too obvious? Maybe, but it’s so very important!
Daily moisturising am & pm, keeps the natural lipid barrier of your skin intact and protects it against the elements, so your skin stays even in tone and well balanced.
It’s all about the right balance between oil and water in the skin.
Sounds simple, right? Why are there millions of different moisturisers to choose from?
There are so many great products out there today, that it’s easy to get a little overwhelmed.
I think its good to keep your skincare routine as simple as possible.


Find your perfect moisturiser

Choose your moisturiser according to your skin type (dry, oily, normal, combination)
and address any conditions (acne, wrinkles, pigmentation or sensitivity) with a serum if needed.
You might want to change to a lighter lotion texture in summer, and a richer buttery one in winter.
Key ingredients that you want to find in your moisturiser are for example:
Antioxidants, Hyaluronic Acid and Aloe Vera.
Antioxidants are thought be the most powerful known ingredients today to protect your skin from external damage and premature ageing, they can be sourced from a variety of plants and super-foods, making them an all natural anti-aging miracle.
Hyaluronic Acid is a moisturising ingredient which already naturally occurs in your skin. Applying it topically helps to instantly plump your skin with water and will get rid of any dehydration lines.
Aloe Vera is traditionally known to have soothing, moisturising and healing properties. It is therefore a really common ingredient in skincare today.

My favourite classic moisturisers
Embryolisse is one of my favourite simplistic moisturisers.
It doubles up as a makeup primer and makeup remover/cleanser, which makes it great for traveling or if you like to keep your products to a minimum.
It’s suitable for all skin types particularly dry and sensitive skin.
For a combination/oily skin I like Malin&Goetz Vitamin E Moisturiser, which is very lightweight and sits well under makeup too.
Try before you buy: Try samples of products before you make a skincare splurge, so you can make sure you aren’t allergic or sensitive to the moisturiser you want to buy, it’s also important that you like the smell and feel of the product.

During the day always, always, always, choose a separate SPF on top of your moisturiser or use a moisturiser or makeup product with built in SPF during the day.

Now that you are already exfoliating your skin regularly, your moisturiser can penetrate better into the skin and protect the new layer of your skin.

The most expensive cream, won’t make a difference without a combination of good nutrition, exercise and gentle regular exfoliation. Don’t forget to check out the 1st, 2nd and 3rd part of this series. And stay tuned for the final 5th part about makeup coming soon.


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