Category: Body Care
Most people have to deal with dry skin to one extent or another. And most of us know the answer to this is to moisturize. However, walking onto the moisturizer aisle at your local supermarket can be a daunting sight… and in fact, may not even hold your best choices!
First you have to understand what you’re actually trying to do. The term ‘moisturize’, though apt for the feeling you get, is not entirely accurate, in that it makes it sound like you are trying to replace the water in your skin. You are trying to preserve the water in your skin cells, but they way you effectively do this is to apply a layer of oil to the outer surface of the cell. Your body creates these protective oils naturally, but most soaps and cleansers remove them along with the grime you’re trying to get rid of. The best time to moisturize is just after your shower or bath when your skin is still slightly moist, but the water itself isn’t enough to prevent dry skin; you have to use something to keep it there.