Moisturising is vital for healthy skin. Our skin requires regular attention to stay healthy, looking young and blemish free. You should moisturise regularly with a lotion or cream that has plenty of vitamins.
Moisturising helps with maintaining a youthful look and it combats the effects of the elements and the environmental exposure (sun, wind, rain, snow, cold etc. We also need to chose a moisturiser with a SPF (Sun Protection Factor). There is more information on this topic later on in the book.
The most exposed areas such as face, neck, chest and ears, shed the most cells. They are frequently drier because of exposure to the elements and are the most frequent areas of our body to develop skin cancer12 and require more frequent moisturising.
Some advantages of moisturising include:
- Younger looking skin.
- A reduction in skin problems such as acne caused by excess dryness or oiliness.
A plant based moisturiser can help improve the appearance of skin as it leaves a sheer dewiness that conceals blemishes.
The type of moisturiser you should use on your skin depends on a number of things and what benefits you are after, but it is ultimately down to personal preference or medical advise in case of skin disorders or other issues etc.
These are creams with no water but mainly contain oils and butters. These preparations are usually organic and most certainly natural. They can be very moisturising and nourishing because instead of water they contain have much more vitamins and nutrients.
Emulsions contain both oils and water. They need to be preserved because of the water content.
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Black Girls Little Black Book of Beauty by Rumbi Serima