Our skin is composed of different layers; the outermost is the epidermis. It is important to know, that the surface of this epidermis (stratum corneum) consists of a layer of dead cells interconnected by a hydrolipidic film made of water and fat. And it is this thin layer which protects us from external aggression (bacteria, wind, cold, pollution etc.) and keeps the moisture level of our skin balanced, by preventing excess evaporation of water.
If the cornea layer is weakened, the skin barrier is broken and the skin becomes more vulnerable to external aggression. In fact, the skin is mainly composed of water. But it is very fragile and dehydrates easily. Therefore, it loses water, becomes dry, rough, and feels tight. Also, the skin that becomes dry reflects light poorly and loses its luster. Moisturizing the skin is therefore intended to strengthen this external layer and all of the skin.
There are several reasons why your skin can become dehydrated:
- you used an unsuitable product: your skin dries out then transiently.
- you are among the people who have dry skin by nature.
- dry skin is due to the natural skin aging.
- due to adverse external reasons like heat waves, during winter, etc.
Five reasons for why do we need to keep our skin moisturized every day?
1. A moisturizer keeps your skin hydrated
Hydrated skin is more colorful, plumper, softer, and softer. That is to say, it has all the characteristics of a young skin! Indeed all dermatologists, including those who practice true rejuvenation operations, soft or heavier, confirm that moisturizing daily is the foundation on which the skin care can be built.
A moisturizer is used to leave a greasy film similar to the hydrolipidic film on the skin and prevent the water in the skin evaporate. Avoid using products that attack the skin and speeds up dehydration: hot water, use of aggressive soaps, etc.
2. Replenishing the rough areas in the skin
Even if you have a normal skin, some parts of your body, like the knees and elbows might still suffer from skin roughness. Moreover, the day to day household chores might also cause skin roughness. So, applying a skin care body lotion after bathing or before bedtime aids in keeping these parts moisturized. Regularly using a moisturizing lotion makes the skin look silky and smooth and prevents dryness.
3. Provides a glowing skin
Nowadays, most of the moisturizers come bundled with glitters and shimmers to enhance the brightening effect on your skin tone. These lotions help in restoring the underlying tissues of the skin by removing the dull and dead flakes. When applied in the morning, the moisturizer acts as a base for your makeup and helps it hold up throughout the day. Moisturizing your skin at night will help your skin to regenerate and delay the onset of wrinkles. It is an essential step for glowing skin in the long term.
Hydration also helps to avoid dullness. For without hydration, the epidermal cells lack water and bleach, leading to a grayish skin appearance. Redness and pimples are also likely to appear due to lack of skin moisture.
4. Relaxes your calluses
Callus is a large area of skin that has been thickened, and they are formed mainly on the heel portion of the feet. Calluses are formed when skin is subjected to pressure and friction for a prolonged period. The epidermis, outer layer of the skin, reacts to form calluses which accumulate in layers.
Calluses are unsightly, but can also become very painful when the dry skin on heels begin to crack. A constant and regular maintenance as well as a relaxation of the affected areas, with products containing effective ingredients such as urea you will help keep the calluses under control and get rid of this condition over time. Moisturizing the skin helps in preventing the formation of calluses.
5. Moistening the skin gives a good and relaxed feel
Gently massaging the skin by using a perfumed skin care lotion aids in reducing stress and relaxing the nerves. You can pick from the different varieties of lotions available, based on your requirements.
Thus, to protect the skin from dryness, you must provide it with sufficient elements which contribute to the moisturizing of the skin. Choose creams rich in antioxidants and high-fat agents to deeply nourish your skin. Do not forget to moisturize your skin from within: drink plenty of water every day!
Alpessence Moisturizing Refining Mask
Alpessence moisturizing refining mask helps to maintain the skin’s ideal moisture level as it soothes and minimizes fine line. Use it overnight can keep our facial skin from dryness and give our face a glowing morning.