Moisturizers are considered to be an essential part of everyone’s skincare routine despite gender, age or skin type. They are used to nourish and hydrate the skin by adding moisture and holds it in through natural lipids that these moisturizers contain.
But we won’t talk about the importance of moisturizing today. Much has been written about it before. Instead, we are here to remind you not to grab the first moisturizer you see on your local stores’ beauty aisle and or haphazardly order one online. Picking up a toxic moisturizer will do you more harm than good.
Below are few of the benefits of using a high quality moisturizer:
Brimming with Beneficial Minerals and Vitamins
The ingredients of a high quality moisturizer contains minerals and vitamins as opposed to other low quality ingredients. Many times consumers get fooled by low quality moisturizers that claim to contain minerals and vitamins. However, the quantity of the minerals and vitamins present is so low that in reality they don’t make much difference when it comes to hydrating and nourishing your skin. On top of this, brands that produce these low quality moisturizers do not shy away from charging a huge amount of money for such poor-quality products.
Free from Toxic Materials
All low quality moisturizers have a reoccurring theme of having heavy and harmful metals as well as other toxic material. A high quality moisturizer is one that does not contain any such substance that can induce harm and only contains nourishing nutrients. The toxic ingredients present in low quality moisturizers have the potential of damaging bones and are often called bone density killers. These toxic ingredients include:
- PEG compounds
- Synthetic fragrances + colors
- Ethoxylated Ingredients
Provides Sun Protection
A good quality moisturizer does not only nourish your skin but also provides sunscreen protection. Experts advise that you buy a moisturizer that has a sunscreen of at least SPF 30. Direct exposure to sunlight can tan your skin as well as cause fine lines and dark patches called sun spots. For protection without the use of sunscreen, use a moisturizer that provides SPF 15 or higher.
Does Not Contain Body Product Ingredients
People need to understand that what works for your body will not necessarily work for your face. A high quality face moisturizer does not focus on ingredients that are more beneficial to our bodies. Such ingredients include:
- Mineral oil
- Shea butter
These ingredients can clog the pores on your face and potentially cause acne.
Take your time in selecting the highest quality moisturizer so that you do not harm your skin unknowingly by making misinformed decisions. Some of the high quality moisturizers might be a little heavy on the pocket but you should never compromise the health of your skin – particularly your face.