One of the most visible results of following the k-beauty routine is radiant skin. Daily moisturising is crucial to achieving this desired by many of us goal. For a very long time, we associated moisture and moisturisers with greasy products which create skin problems and should be used only by people with dry skin. Those of us who experience skin problems such as acne or have oily skin usually avoid moisturisers.
However, moisture helps the skin to regenerate itself and reduces the risk of experiencing skin problems. Hence, if you have skin prone to acne or chronic skin conditions such as eczema or rosacea you still need moisture and therefore moisturiser.
Why does your skin need moisture?
Skin’s outer layer called the epidermis is covered with a natural shield consisting of water and lipids. They create a natural moisture. Without this moisture, your skin loses its balance. Therefore, moisture is very crucial as it protects the skin by creating a protective barrier. It also prevents the skin from drying out.
Moisture in the skin helps also to maintain balance, preventing the penetration of bacteria and with a right moisturiser, you will reduce the risk of skin breakouts.
Most of all, moisture regenerates the skin and without it, the skin cell turnover will be disrupted. Hence, it is quite obvious it will also improve the skin’s elasticity. Without moisture, skin is ageing quickly and loses its firmness.
How to keep moisture in the skin so it remains balanced?
The answer is simple, use the right moisturisers. Korean skincare offers products with light textures which formulas are non-clogging and will provide the moisture without any side effects such as acne. These are supporting products which are used as a last step of the skincare to lock all great ingredients you applied through your essences, serums, sheet masks, and facial oils. The lighter texture should be applied first and followed by thicker consistency.
Moisturiser per skin type
For dry and sensitive skin we recommend checking Real Barrier Extreme Cream or Real Barrier Intense Moisture Cream. Both moisturisers bring hydration and moisture to the skin and soothe dry, dehydrated and sensitive skin. They use MLE technology which mimics natural skin barrier. The extreme cream is thicker in texture and feels heavier on the skin, therefore, it is great for night routine. The Real Barrier Intense Moisture Cream is lighter and is great for a daily routine or for those who do not like thicker formulas. As an alterantive we recommend checking also Dr. G Hydra Intesive Line.
For normal skin check Lagom Cellus Deep Moisture Cream with a richer texture or Lagom Cellus Mild Moisture Cream for a milder feeling. The Nobel prize-winning formula, Aqualicia, brings moisture directly into skin cells making it plump and balanced.
Combination to oily skin will enjoy lighter textures you can use Klairs Rich Moist Soothing Cream. It provides moisture throughout day and night for all seasons without causing irritation. The cream also lowers your skin’s temperature, soothing reddish and irritated skin.
For oily skin which experience breakouts we suggest Dr. G A-Clear Balancing Moisturizer. This is perfect for anyone looking for long-lasting, intensely-moisturized skin. This moisturiser is an effective first-stage treatment for damaged skin due to acne or similar breakouts.
Mature skin will enjoy Urang Rose Ceramide Cream as ceramides have strong anti-ageing properties.
Protect extra fragile skin like eye-area and lips by applying an eye cream and lip balm regularly. Urang S.O.S. Multi Balm will be an amazing solution for both of these skin areas. A non-waxy formula is packed with antioxidants.
Extras steps you can take
If you want to reduce the risk of moisture loss and keep your skin balanced drink a lot of water all year round and use a humidifier.
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