Why You Should Be Moisturizing Your Face

dry-skin-faceSkincare can be very confusing but it doesn’t have to be. While a Google search may tell you it’s OK to embrace essential oils, your friends could simultaneously warn you that you’re doing it all wrong, and there you go down this skin disaster spiral. Alright, so it’s probably not that dramatic, but knowing why you need to moisturize, and what products to use on your face can be a battle. While we’re approaching the cold depths of winter, what better time than now to discuss this?

So what does a moisturizer do for your face? It helps repair it. Pollution, poor diet, cold weather, dry air, and stressful lifestyles can all dehydrate the skin. That is why we need to give our skin a little added help. While these elements are draining moisture away, the best method to hydrate and provide a bit of nourishment back in is by applying a moisturizer every day (and maybe drinking a little extra water!) One of the first mistakes people make when using products on their skin is using a product that doesn’t necessarily fit their skin type. If you’re not sure of your skin type, the best way to determine this is to examine how your skin feels at the end of the day. Look to see if your T-zone (forehead and between the brows) is dry, oily, or somewhat normal. At Dermaworks Medical Aesthetics Clinic we have specially designed two medical grade skincare products that are bound to suite your skin type.

If you’re suffering from oily skin on your face, or perhaps a bit of a combination, you may not think you need a moisturizer, but think back and I’m sure you can imagine times in the winter where you suffered from occasional dryness. Choosing a product for oily skin can be tough, but at Dermaworks we’ve taken care of that for you. Our Luxurious Moisture Therapy is a 100% oil-free moisturizer and contains an anti-bacterial peptide that is active against acne bacteria. This nourishing and elegant moisturizer is non-comedogenic, fragrance free, and paraben free. It contains a natural soothing barrier that contains a lipid complex for skin that is combination or acne prone. While spending time outside in harsh Canadian winters, it’s important to remember to keep your skin moisturized.

If your skin is often dry, we will suggest using our Luxurious Moisture Therapy Plus. This rich moisture is perfect for dry, cracked, and flakey skin. Using this product on a daily basis will help restore the natural moisture barrier of the skin. With long term use it will help keep the skin supple and vibrant, and can also help to restore skin that is sensitive and irritated. If you feel you’re skin is extremely sensitive, we suggest a visit to Dermaworks for a skin analysis by our physician.

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