5 things I learnt after using moisturizer regularly

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Moisturise your skin
Moisturise your skin
Moisturise your skin
Moisturise your skin

We all often read about how important it is to apply a mosturiser but it is never or hardly followed. I was always a before the bath oil person, but the humidity and sheer laziness never allowed me to follow this perfectly. I would use it one day and skip for a few days only to go back to applying it. However, a few weeks back my skin felt dry, rough and I felt the need to try mosturising daily. So I made a ritual not to skip mosturisers and in one month I  noticed a huge difference in my skin. It is like my skin needed me to do it! Now I wholly recommend using a mosturiser daily. The trick is to use a gel based ones daily and a heavy duty one every few days. Gel based ones are great for summers and work well without making the skin feel sticky.

Moisturise your skin
Moisturise your skin

You skin needs TLC: Our skin is the largest organ and often the most neglected one. The pollutants form a daily basis to sweat decreases our skins elasticity and opens it up to pollutants. So how does this moisturizing work? Moisturising helps by smoothing the skin and making a barrier against dirt and pollution. The best pick is to buy a moisturizer with SPF which acts as sunscreen too.

Why a daily routine is a must: By moisturizing daily it’s like you are feeding your skin with water. It helps to keep the skin hydrated and hydrated skin feels soft and supple.

Scrub occasionally: A heavy duty body scrub, I am currently obsessed with the Body Shop green tea scrub (reviewed here) helps remove the layer of dead skin. Dead skin is also a reason for dull looking skin, skin ailments and darkness in complexion. Scrub every fortnight or weekly if you sweat a lot. Apply a heavy duty moisturizer post scrubbing as the skin absorbs really quick post scrubbing. Pick one weekend shower time to do this.

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Creams work better right after shower: Creams applied immediately pst showering have shown me the maximum results. Towel dry post bathing and apply a decent amount of cream. Too thin will not work and a super thick layer will make you sweat. On lazy days, I apply my moisturizer after a few seconds of shower and towel later. But apply a thicker layer if you towel later as some amount shall be absorbed by the towel too.

Applying cream at night is much better:  At night your body gets a change to rejuvenate and the moisturizer is absorbed quicker, I always shower before bedtime, especially on heavy workout days. Plus you do not end up feeling sticky in the daytime.