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How to choose a good moisturiser for your dry skin?

How to choose the right moisturizer for your dry skin?

 

If you are using a good moisturizer it will not only prevent your skin from being dry it will keep your skin soft and hydrated.

 

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What is a Moisturizer?

Moisturizers are designed to either improve the hydration of the skin or restore skin hydration.

A moisturizer contain components called humectants, occlusives or emollients.

 

Humectants

These are substances which attract moisture when applied on the skin and hence, improve hydration of the outermost layer of the skin known as stratum corneum.

However, humectants  increase water loss  from the skin layers, by enhancing water absorption from the dermis into the epidermis where it is easily lost to the environment.

This is the reason these are mostly used along with other types of moisturizers to retain moisture. The common examples of humectants in products iis glycerine & alpha hydroxy acids.

 

Occlusives

Occlusives block  water loss in the outer layer of the skin and help to maintain water content. It has the most significant effect when applied to moist or damp skin.

Petrolatum jelly ,. Lanolin, mineral oil and silicones (e.g.  dimethicone) can reduce trans-epidermal water loss . Occlusives can have a greasy consistency.

Monshea shea oil and Monshea shea butter  is occlusive. So, it is very suitable for dry skin.

Emollient

Emollient  helps to soften the skin through the filling of spaces between the skin cells. Moreover, it can act as a barrier to water loss when applied to the skin.

Typical emollients used in moisturizers include palm oil, and coconut oil, shea butter and shea oil. These can be used for people with sensitive skin. 


To get the best of  from your  moisturisers choose well .

If you have oily skin, purchase a product with glycerine. If you have sensitive or dry skin you should  opt  for an emollient which will soften the skin & occlusive.will stop moisture from leaving your skin

. The Monshea range can be used as an occlusive and as emollients. So it will moisturise, soften your skin and prevent it from losing moisture.