Hydrating skin is not a matter of vanity but of health. Moisturizing your skin has many benefits, including a younger, more radiant, healthier appearance.
The skin is an organ like any other in our body. So, we must take care of it and be aware of its needs. One of the basic needs of our skin is to stay hydrated. One of the ways to hydrate our skin is to drink water regularly–3 liters is what doctors recommend. But, as with nutrients from our food, water must get distributed throughout the body and the last place it reaches is our skin. That’s why we should use moisturizer, cream or lotion, on our skin.
Many people think that applying a moisturizer is a beauty tactic, but it is actually a way to stay healthy. Moisturizer gives our skin a healthier appearance. Hydrated skin reduces the appearance of acne, redness, irritation, dullness, fine lines and dryness. Yes, moisturizing the skin is essential. I know it’s hard to think that in addition to everything you have to you’ll have to put on cream in the morning and at night – yes, at night, you read that right –but the benefits are worth it.
When is the best time to moisturize your skin?
The best time is after bathing, whether matter day or night. Our skin–after the shower (or bath)– is clean and free of any contaminants, so this is the perfect time to pump our skin with all the nutrients and benefits of a cream. In addition, hot water dries out our skin, so a cream helps us reduce this effect. I like to apply my moisturizer after cleansing and use a serum on my face; the cream helps lock in all the nutrients from my skincare routine. These days I am using Spa Technologies Oxygen Infused Marine Peptide cream. I like it because it contains antioxidants and liquid oxygen that helps nutrients to get absorbed faster and deeper into the layers of the skin so its its other ingredients – marine nutrients, peptides, hyaluronic acid – have an even greater effect. This cream leaves my skin silky, firm, radiant and moisturized.
Should I apply a moisturizing cream/lotion in the morning and at night?
Yes. In the morning it is good to apply a cream – if it has SPF it is a plus – since it will help us keep your skin hydrated for longer. The cream works as armor that not only moisturizes us but also helps keep water in our skin. At night, applying cream helps your skin recover what it lost during the day: water and nutrients. Whether day or night, cream should be applied to clean skin.
Should the moisturizer be the same for day and night?
It can be the same, but you can get even better results if you use two different ones. There are several factors that you must take into consideration. During the day you need a cream that helps protect and retain, while at night, you need one that recovers and restores. In my case, the cream that I am using at the moment for my night skincare routine is the Marine Repair Cream. This Spa Technologies product has helped me make my skin firmer, brighter and healthier, all thanks to the ingredients it contains. Marine peptides, antioxidants, and algae help skin replenish the nutrients and moisture lost during the day at night.
Can I use any moisturizing product on my skin?
No, it is important that you consult with your dermatologist to find out what will work best with your skin type. For example, if you have oily skin, it is best to use a lotion instead of a cream because it is lighter. On the other hand, if you suffer from dryness, it is best to look for a cream. In general, it’s a good idea to stay away from heavy and oily creams, to prevent clogged pores and your skin from feeling heavy. Before buying and applying any product, consult with an expert. As I mentioned at the beginning, the skin is an organ and as such we need the guidance of a dermatologist who knows our needs.
Moisturizing the skin is super important. Remember that it is a daily task. Applying a cream that helps moisturize has worked wonders for me, but I also drink a lot of water during the day.