*Warning: Elaborate skincare regime up ahead. Level 3*
We all know what the moisturizer does: keep the skin hydrated and firm.
But for guys in particular, because we don’t place much thoughts on skincare, ensuring that your face has the basic amount of moisture it needs is probably the number 1 method to keep problematic conditions at bay.
Personally, I look forward to every Monday as it is the day when I carry out the most essential step to my skincare routine – what I call my very own “Moisturizing Mondays”.
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“But for guys in particular, because we don’t place much thoughts on skincare, ensuring that your face has the basic amount of moisture it needs is probably the number 1 method to keep problematic conditions at bay.”
How moisture actually helps your skin
“Moisturizing Monday” is an essential step to my skincare regime as it gives my skin an instant moisture boost – resulting in softer, more elastic and water-plumped skin.
“Dryness can actually make your acne worse,” says Dr. Debbie Palmer, dermatologist and founder of Replere Skin Care. Even though it sounds pretty counterintuitive, moisturizer can really be your best friend when you are facing problems with your skin.
Moisturizing your face can help you to look, and feel younger.
I would say having hydrated skin is irrefutably important, even for guys, as it help you ensure that you look as young as you can in the years to come.
With hydrated skin, skin cells rapidly repair themselves and regenerate, which means tremendous anti-aging benefits down the road.
A study from the British Journal of Dermatology found that those who used moisturizer regularly develop wrinkles at a slower rate of those with dry skin.
You may refer to Harvard Health Publications’ “Moisturizers: Do they work?” for a more scientific (but dated) understanding of moisturizers.
My monday routine – Moisturizing
Now, I am going to share on my “Moisturizing Monday” routine. What I usually do when I reach home after a hard day at work is to apply the following after cleansing:
“A study from the British Journal of Dermatology found that those who used moisturizer regularly develop wrinkles at a slower rate of those with dry skin.”
- Moisturising cream
- Face Mist
- Sheet Mask
- Sleeping Pack
Step 1 : Moisturising cream – Helps with dry skin for one simple reason: they supply a some moisture to the skin and seals it in with an oil-based substance.
- Products that I use: Innisfree’s Jeju Lava Seawater Deep Essence
Step 2: Face Mist – Crowned as the new toners, they restore the skin’s pH balance after cleansing, which optimally increase hydration levels when followed by moisturizers.
- Products that I use: Avène Thermal Spring Water
Step 3: Sheet Mask – For more on sheet masks, check out my previous post here.
- Products that I use: Innisfree’s It’s real squeeze mask – Aloe 알로에
Step 4: Sleeping Pack – One of the newest additions to the Korean 10-step routine, using a sleeping pack overnight promises glowing skin the very next day. Nutrients are set to penetrate deep into your skin and nourish it from the inside – often with additional features like brightening, firming & toning etc.
- Products that I use: Laneige’s Water Sleeping Mask
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