Updated: Mar 16
Girl, You need a moisturizer!
Girl, if you care about your skin, you would make sure that you moisturized it every night.
See, your skin has a boo! Her boo is a nice hydrating moisturizer.
It needs it or it will look dull, dry, ashy, and you definitely will start becoming wrinkly.
Now, I know that us women come from various backgrounds and have different opinions about various subjects BUT I know that unanimously, every woman is not so fond of wrinkles.
Well, let me tell you, wrinkles love dry skin and clogged up pores.
I wanted to give you even more reasons why you should incorporate a good moisturizer in your skincare routine. Here are three reasons why a GLY-er (A girl who loves herself) should have a moisturizer on her bathroom sink.
A good moisturizer will:
Act as a barrier for your skin
When the skin does not have a barrier, it is compromised and becomes dry and dull. Dryness and dullness brings out inflammation and too much inflammation lowers the levels of collagen in your skin which results in wrinkles. The lose barrier also protects your skin against pollutants and harmful effects of the sun and wind.
Help your makeup looks even better and glowing
A moisturizer under your primer and makeup will leave your skin glowing and give you a dewy finish. Also, makeup does not last on dry and flaky skin especially one that has an overload of dead skin (Exfoliate girlies!). Your moisturizer hydrates your pores, therefore leaving a smooth canvas for you to play with.
Improve your skin tone and texture
Keeping your skin moisturized and hydrated promotes a healthy smooth skin texture. Also, being that moisturizers lightly protect against environmental pollution help a lot. Your skin can become texturized because of sun damage, loss of collagen, and much more. So, make sure that you have that extra Oomph when it comes to how you hydrate your skin.
But Audrey, which one should I use?
Girl, I got you! There are different moisturizers that you can use and love according to your skin type. I always talk about the three kinds of skin types: Dry, Combination, and Oily. There are a variety of moisturizers out there ranging from oil-free to extra heavy. Make sure that you choose the right one. An oily skin does not need a heavy moisturizer and vice versa a dry skin will not flourish and benefit from an oil-free moisturizer.
Psst!!! If you want to know which one you have Click the link below and find out (Wink Wink). https://www.teenvogue.com/story/how-to-determine-your-skin-type
If you have dry skin, use a product that will help you restore the moisture. Such product must be heavy or have petroleum in it.
Try This Product:
CeraVe Moisturizing Cream
It is good for sensitive skin also and it is non-greasy and fragrance free!
If you have combination skin, your skin is neither too oily and neither too dry so, you will need to use a water based moisturizer to balance you.
Try This Product:
Neutrogena Hydro Boost skin Water Gel
This one is gel based so it absorbs quickly. It is great to wear under makeup.
If you have oily skin, you are more prone to have acne. This means that your skin needs extra gentle love that will not strip your pores of their moisture but will hydrate it lightly. A light moisturizer is needed.
Try This Product:
Garnier Skinactive BB Oil-Free Moisturizer
This product is unscented and it contains SPF. Also, it is a BB cream! You get a lot in one product! Lucky you!
If you want to go the ultra natural route, I suggest that you use Shea Butter or Coconut Oil.
Furthermore, when applying your moisturizer, apply it with upward strokes. Your skin will love it!
Now, go on and find the best moisturizer for you and be beautiful inside and out!
Until next time, muah!