no one likes the sahara in summer.

It has come to our immediate attention that men and women alike are not properly moisturizing their skin. We thought it commonplace to do so, but apparently, this is not the case. As previously mentioned, our skin takes quite a beating throughout the year with all of the changes in weather. So we would like to give you all some ideas about how moisturizer works and which type would be best for you.

Moisturizers prevent and treat dry skin, but that’s not all they do. They can protect sensitive skin, improve skin tone and texture, and mask imperfections. In fact, you can probably find a moisturizer that claims to address whatever concerns you, from dull skin to clogged pores. There purpose is to hold water in the outermost layer of skin. They also act as a temporary barrier. Many moisturizers contain some combination of humectants and emollients, as well as other ingredients.

Humectants are substances that absorb water from the air and hold the moisture in the skin that need very high humidity levels to be effective. They are also useful in softening thickened or scaly skin. Emollients are ingredients that fill in the spaces between the cells in the skin, helping replace lipids and thus smoothing and lubricating rough skin. So now that you have the quick and dirty on the importance of moisturizing, these are our faves:

Jergens Shea ButterNivea Sun Kissed Body Firming MoisturizerSt. Ives Collagen Elastin MoisturizerAll of these products can be found at your local drugstore. You don’t need to shop luxury for you skin to feel luxurious 😉

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