How many times have you skipped applying a moisturizer after cleansing your skin? Don't feel too bad if you have, because we've all done it at one point or another. Maybe your skin is oily and you don't see the benefit of applying yet more hydration to your skin, or perhaps you just don't believe that a moisturizer has any real benefits.
While these points may seem valid, the truth is that a good oil free moisturizer, rich in nutrients, has many excellent benefits for your skin, and that includes you, oily skinned guys and girls, too!
Read on to find out why you should always apply an oil-free moisturizer, morning and night!
Our skin is the largest organ of our body and an incredibly complex system, to which we do not grant enough credit. When our skin is oily and we skip the moisturizer, our skin tries to help us out by supplying it's very own moisturizer from our sebaceous (oil) glands. Unfortunately, our skin often over produces oil, which only leads to yet more breakouts.
By applying an oil-free moisturizer, you help to balance your skin, preventing an increase in oil, yet still providing enough hydration to prevent your skin from drying out.
Aloe is one of our favorite ingredients for healing sore, inflamed skin while providing a deep dose of hydration at the same time.
Hydration is key for a youthful complexion, with a lack of hydration resulting in saggy, aged skin due to a decline in collagen. Collagen is an essential structural protein responsible for keeping the skin plump and taut.
By providing the skin with rich hydration, along with antioxidant vitamins, you help to promote the formation of collagen. This doesn't mean you need to use a commercial moisturizer full of harmful oils, but to instead opt for an oil-free moisturizer packed with antioxidants to prevent the signs of aging.
This moisturizer is rich in vitamin C, which is exactly what you need to promote the formation of collagen and protect your skin against aging free radicals.
Eating clean, whole foods and using the right skin care products go a long way towards maintaining a bright and healthy complexion.
However, many of us seem to forget that by simply stepping foot outside, we are exposing our skin to yet more harmful free radicals in the form of the damaging and aging UV rays of the sun, air pollution and even wind, which can dry out the skin.
This is why it is so important to ensure your skin is protected before heading outdoors. An oil-free moisturizer, rich in vitamins and nutrients will help to form a protective barrier against these pollutants, and antioxidants will help to ward off free radicals.
Green tea is a wonderful ingredient to apply topically to your skin to fight off free radicals thanks to its potent antioxidant properties.
Choosing an oil free moisturizer doesn’t have to be hard, as long as you always check the label, it’s as simple as that!
Most drugstore moisturizers are, unfortunately, filled with chemicals and unhealthy oils that will clog up your pores and provide no real benefit for your skin. To avoid using a product with oil-clogging ingredients always look for the term “non-comedogenic” on the label.
Also, try and stay away from chemically-laden products and opt instead for natural, organic and cruelty-free products that you can feel good about using on your skin.
Along with vitamin C, green tea and aloe, our new excellent moisturizer also contains spirulina and lavender.
Spirulina helps to detoxify and tone your skin while providing intense anti-aging properties, while lavender helps to soothe the skin and increase blood circulation, which in turn stimulates cell renewal.
Try our Herbal Infused Moisturizer morning and night, and be blown away by the visible results. We hope you never skip moisturizing again!