After reading a controversial article in a Professional Beauty magazine arguing this point I felt a need to express my thoughts on the subject… After 2 very conflicting opinions, the basis of the ‘We don’t need moisturisers’ boiled down to the theory that they make our skin reproductive system lazy so it will not work as efficiently?
Pro moisturiser theory works on the basis that the ingredients in moisturisers help attract water to our skin. This is also the job hyaluronic acid within the skin, thus helping to plump out the skin cells.
As a 53 year old woman and therapist, I wouldn’t dream of not using products on my skin. Our metabolism becomes sluggish with regard to every part of our body as we age. This metabolism needs to be encouraged; whether it be through diet, skincare, exercise or better still all 3!!
As a producer of skincare, I firmly believe you need to be reading the ingredients list in your products. Every moisturiser will be 75-80% water at least! You know what water is and where it comes from so you need to know the names and origin of the remaining 20-25%? Ingredients higher up the list will be in higher quantities than those lower down the list.
Moisturisers are not 1 size fits all! Skin types vary and you need to ensure you are using the correct product. It’s important you have a recommended professional look at your skin and advise. You don’t have to buy it from them but at least you will be armed with some information when you do shop for moisturiser.
Interestingly, even the argument against moisturisers in the article still recommended a serum or a product to help stimulate cellular growth and production, anti inflammatory properties were recommended along with antioxidants and retinol…. If they are recommended this, then to my mind they are recommending moisturisers?
The overriding advice? I believe is to give your skin what YOU feel it needs at the time YOU feel it needs it!
If you would like a no obligation skin consultation then please contact us where we will be happy to discuss this with you so you too will be armed with the correct information.