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Why Moisturiser Matters

Why Moisturiser Matters

On top of everything else you need to do in the morning, moisturising your skin can feel like another chore – so why do it? As it turns out, moisturising doesn’t just feel great, it can help keep your skin clear, smooth, and wrinkle-free in the future. If you’re not convinced, take a look at the top 3 reasons you MUST moisturise your skin.

Everyone knows that moisturising your skin is important, but do you know why? The obvious answer is that your skin can get dry, but there are other effects that you need to know.

1. Helps your skin stay young

The skin cells in the most sensitive areas of your skin – the face, ears, neck, and chest – replace themselves more often than any other area. This leaves these areas vulnerable to dryness and the elements – in fact, they are the highest-risk areas for skin cancer. Moisturising can help give this delicate skin the boost it needs to repair itself and stay healthy.

“After my son had been undergoing chemotherapy treatment for some time, he developed psoriasis and dermatitis across his whole body – the worst affected area was his cheeks. We applied Sensitìv and after five weeks the rash on his body has cleared up with only a small dry patch of skin remaining on his face. Thank you to Annique for this wonderful cream.” –  Adele Kerrison

2. It provides a foundation for your foundation

When your skin is hydrated, it is smooth and supple. A flaky, patchy and dry surface will make for a creasy canvas when applying foundation – and make fine lines, wrinkles and blemishes more noticeable. Moisturised skin will improve your make-up application, giving it a smooth, seamless surface as its base.

“Lucid Ultimate Moisturiser for Dry skin is my go-to item first thing in the morning before I even go to the gym at 5am. My skin immediately feels moisturised, supple and happy.” – Veronica Bezuidenhout

3. Helps to Protect Against Environmental Damage

Have you ever noticed that your skin becomes extremely dry and chapped when exposed to cold, dry air? Chapped lips, hands, and cheeks are a common issue during the colder months. This is especially true if you spend lots of time outside. When your body is cold, it tries to conserve heat. Part of this process forces the blood vessels in your skin to constrict, which keeps skin from getting the moisture it needs. As a result, you’re left with dry, red, and irritated skin. Moisturising your skin helps to keep it soft, supple, comfortable and attractive.

When should you moisturise your skin?

Wondering when to moisturise your skin? Below, find eight situations that indicate it’s time to slather your skin with moisturiser.

Use Moisturiser… In the Morning

Set your skin up for success by moisturising before you head out for the day. So don’t forget to use a face cream or lotion before applying your foundation.

Use Moisturiser… Before Bed

Put your hard-earned beauty sleep to good use by applying a super-hydrating moisturiser before getting some shut-eye.

Use Moisturiser… Pre- and Post-Flight

The cabin of an airplane can have very dry air that may, in turn, dry out your skin. Apply moisturiser before taking off and once you have landed.

Use a Moisturiser… When You’re Breaking Out

The first thing you may think when an unwanted breakout occurs is that you need to remove all moisture from your skin. In reality, drying out your skin won’t do you any favors! Keeping your skin care routine consistent is always a good idea.

Use A Moisturiser… When You Feel Like Skipping Make-up

If you feel like going bare-faced, using a moisturizer is a great way to leave your skin looking fresh, hydrated, and natural.

Use A Moisturiser… Before Doing Your Make-up for A Night Out

Using a facial moisturiser will hydrate and smooth out your skin, giving you the ideal complexion for applying your make-up look of choice.

Make sure you’re choosing a moisturiser that works for your skin. Annique has the perfect moisturisers that work for any kind of skin. 

Hydrafine Balancing Moisturiser 50ml
Normal skin

Sensitìv Soothing Moisturiser 50ml
Sensitive skin

Lucid Ultimate Moisturiser for Dry Skin 50ml

Dry/ Mature Skin

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