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What are the benefits of Moisturizer? Is it helpful in treating wrinkles?
(June 6, 2008)

Moisturizer Benefits for Skin

Nowadays a number of beauty products are available that can improve the tone of the skin. According to the climate the products change so that the skin gets suited to different seasons. One of the most important items for the skin is moisturizers. Moisturizers are used to hydrate the skin and avoid dryness of the skin. The moisturizers tend to lock into the skin’s moisture and can hydrate the skin.

The more the oil the more the ability  of the moisturizers to remove the dryness of the skin.Moisturisers present in the form of ointment contain more oil which is about 80% and 20%.Whenever the humidity is low, then moisturizers are used that contain petroleum , mineral oil, linoleic acid or  glycerin. If the humidity is high then the skin can replenish itself and hence in such cases lotions are used. Select a moisturizer that suits your skin. You can do a small skin test on new moisturizers. Apply a small amount of moisturizer on the skin and wait for few minutes. If nothing happens on the skin then it can be used for the face.

Good moisturizers contain free fatty acids that can enhance and fortify the skin’s lipid moisture barrier.Moisturisers help to keep the skin soft and delicate. It is very effective to use moisturizers just after taking bath. There is a misconception that people with oily skin cannot use moisturizers as it can make it oilier. However people with oily skin can use delicate moisturizer that can protect against the damaging free radicals.

With aging there are hormonal changes that can make the skin dry and can have a wrinkled appearance thus making it dull.Moisturisers are thus used to prevent the dryness of the skin and provide the needed moisture to the skin.

Different moisturizers are present for different needs of the skin and also according to the skin type. However the common benefits of moisturizers are:

  • Can improve blood circulation
  • Nourish the skin and prevent dehydration of the skin.
  • Reduce the pore size of the skin thus preventing the settling down of the dirt on the skin.
  • Can maintain the hydration of the skin.
  • Protects the skin from various factors affecting the skin.
  • Maintain the elasticity of the skin thus making it tight and soft and avoiding sagging of the skin.


Submitted by A V on June 6, 2008 at 08:14


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