Best Moisturizers 2019 – I think a lot of you already are pretty good with moisturizing, but you probably didn’t know how important it actually was, because it has everything to do with things like anti-aging keeping oily skin not so oily. Keeping dry skin hydrated. But also you’re actually protecting the skin from harmful environmental factors. So today we’re gonna be covering basically what moisturizers are, what do they do to your skin, the three different types of moisturizers, do we really need them, and of course, there are so many moisturizers out there.
You need to find which texture suits your skin type, at the same time when to know to switch up your moisturizers,
and of course our recommendations on what we like, and what we’re currently using because Mia has more dry skin type whereas I have the more oily combination. We’re gonna be sharing with you guys our tips, and just the things we’ve learned over the years. So that you can pick the best moisturizer when you’re out buying up in a store.
So what are moisturizers, so moisturizers are creams or lotions that are designed to help hydrate and retain moisture in the skin. They typically contain beneficial ingredients to help the skin, such as essential oils herbal extracts and chemicals to handle oil control, and also reduce irritation. So you guys might not know this, but there are actually three different types of moisturizers, occlusives emollients, and humectants. So occlusives basically help to trap the moisture that’s already in your skin from the kind of evaporating out, and then we have emollients to refer to products that soften to protect to moisturize and also lubricate the skin.
This is like a conditioner for your hair, but for your skin, and then we have humectants which are moisturizers that help encourage young cells to emerge to the surface of the skin and reduce any flakiness and dry skin, moisturizers with the added emollients and humectants actually help keep the skin moisturized. But also keeps it soft and supple and glowing. Normally our body already naturally performs all these functions, but moisturizers are adding an external factor to help our skin stay soft and supple like a baby, here’s a little history about moisturizers, Mia.
Moisturizers have been around for about ten thousand years, so of course, there are a lot of interesting recipes that have been created from people to try and moisturize the skin. Just a disclaimer because they used in the past doesn’t mean it’s gonna work for us nowadays. So don’t try this at home, some of them are quite interesting, and some of them necessarily not be a hundred percent safe. So early indications of moisturizers, some people actually smeared animal fat on to their skin not only does it retain moisture. It keeps your skin supple but also keeps you warm in the harsh environment and weather, in ancient China, a well-known concubine mixed egg white with powdered vermilion which is actually a very bright red pigment that’s actually laced with mercury and is very toxic. So definitely would not suggest this, also I don’t know why you want to look red all over, makes no sense. But she believed it keeps her youthful,
Ancient Romans, on the other hand, believed a mixing of bread milk and honey, and like a mash-up and lace it on their face, I never knew that breakfast could be so anti-aging. So during Anglo-Saxon England, a lot of the moisturizers were made for the hands other than the face, and a lot of them were made from like leftover lard as well as old wine, and then they put like the essence of lilies so it kind of brighten up a little bit. It doesn’t smell terrible. Now let’s talk science people because you guys seem to love that.
How important actually is moisturizing, on the outermost surface of our skin lies the stratum corneum, which is like a barrier that separates our body from the outside world. This surface layer is naturally kept moistened by our body’s fats such as fatty acids ceramides cholesterol and also corneocytes, corneocytes are like the bricks of the wall barrier.
While natural oils and fats are like the cement holding the wall together. So when we’re going about our days skipping around doing whatever it is we do, our skin actually goes through a process called transepidermal water loss, aka TEWL.
So because our blood vessels only deliver moisture to the dermis layer of the skin, the water travels upward through the epidermis and eventually evaporate. When the moisture level in the air goes down, the fatty protein links of the corneum starts to break apart and leave fractures between the groups of corneocytes, so when you apply a moisturizer, that barrier is able to trap and replenish moisture in your skin, and stop it from evaporating into the air throughout the day.
When you don’t moisturize or if you haven’t moisturized enough, the skin’s barrier actually crumbles down even further which then allows your skin’s moisture to evaporate, which leaves your skin dehydrated, and this is actually where dehydrated skin comes from, dehydrated skin is a loss of moisture, and that’s why a lot of you think you have combination skin. It’s not that you’re dry and oily at the same time. It’s your skin is lacking moisture, because you’re not holding in and restoring and retaining all the moisture that should be in there.
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So now that we understand why we need to use moisturizer, let’s talk about how to properly use them. We get the best benefit and full potential from them, so of course after cleansing and toning and all your serums, when it comes to moisturizing. This is what I love to do is scoop out a baby like a cashew or pea-sized amount ……
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