10 facts about Moisturizers

10 facts about Moisturizers

  1. Choose moisturizers free of fragrance.
  2. Body moisturizers may not be suitable for face.
  3. Creams are best for very dry skin while lotions are easy to spread and suitable for all.
  4. Cream forms would be suitable for those with dry, cracked skin and a compromised skin barrier.
  5. The best time to apply would be immediately after a bath, followed by towel drying (within 3 minutes), when the skin is still damp.
  6. Use liberally over all areas especially hands and legs.
  7. Moisturize through all seasons but modify type of moisturizers based on the skin’s needs. Avoid thick creams during the summers.
  8. Moisturizers containing barrier reparative ingredients like ceramides are good for people with skin allergies.
  9. While using on the face, moisturizers should be used first, then followed by other medications. Skin lightening creams, spot treatments and sunscreen are to be saved for last.
  10. Children and adults with skin allergies and eczema can avoid flare-ups of the skin disease. Moisturising can also reduce the need for frequent consultations and treatment by regular use of appropriate moisturizers.

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