Moisturizing is a crucial step in every daily routine for fighting against wrinkles and free radicals that cause skin to age. So it’s obviously important to moisturize on a daily basis in order to look younger and healthier. However, there are a lot of moisturizers on the market, thus making it difficult to find one that will work for you and your lifestyle. Furthermore, it seems like a chore to apply lotions and creams to your body every day – even though it only takes a few minutes out of your day.
Moving along, oily, dry, combination, normal, and sensitive skin all need moisture to maintain the skin’s healthy tone, and help keep fine lines and wrinkles from forming. The areas of your body that may be lacking sufficient hydration are the knees, elbows, lower legs, arms, sides and torso. After you’ve moisturized your face and neck, grab your daily moisturizing body lotion and pamper your skin to keep a youthful appearance longer.
You’ll notice dry skin becoming more troublesome in the cold weather that accompanies winter because humidity is much lower. Although there are more issues with drying skin in the winter, you should moisturize your skin in every season to keep it looking good year-round. That said, here are some ways to find a quality face and body moisturizer that you can use to fight the signs of aging and dry skin.
Know the Ingredients
Antioxidants are proven to awake new skin cells for growth, so thankfully, many companies are using this knowledge by adding antioxidants into more products like face creams and body lotions. Antioxidants to look for while shopping for lotions are pomegranate, resveratol and green tea.
Check the ingredients before trusting the front of the bottle
If the antioxidant ingredients are found near the end of the list, the amount may not be enough to help or improve your skin. Aloe is another perfect example of an ingredient that is sparsely added to beauty products, and may not help your skin much because of the low quantity. Don’t fall for any of the gimmicks that cosmetic and beauty companies come up with!
You should know that collagen fibers found in skin are responsible for keeping your skin toned, which prevents it from sagging and aging at an alarming rate. After learning what collagen does for your skin, it may seem like a good idea to add it to body moisturizers; unfortunately, this isn’t the case. There has been no evidence that shows collagen-infused potions improve your skin’s health or condition. So save your money by avoiding products that over-hype the fact that they add collagen because it doesn’t do anything but take up space in the bottle. The same ideal is applied to yeast extracts that are said to smooth wrinkles.
Back to Basics
An obvious bit of advice for choosing a lotion is to pick one that you like in regards to texture, scent and price. Getting into specifics, find a body moisturizer that not only works in the first minute you apply it, but continues to ease discomfort and improve the skin’s appearance once it’s in your daily routine. Also look for a formula or texture that you don’t mind; for instance, if you don’t enjoy a thick formula, then you won’t want to use it every day! Furthermore, try to find a pleasant scent you enjoy so that it isn’t torture to smell when first applied to your body. Don’t overspend on your lotion either because the price is no indication of the quality!