Why Does Skin Need Moisturiser?

By February 19, 2018 January 28th, 2020 No Comments

One of the skincare tips that you are most likely to hear from your private dermatologist in London is to use a moisturiser every day. Moisturising your skin can help to keep it in the best possible condition and it can even help to treat some skin problems. 

How Moisturiser Helps

Moisturisers are important because they can help to keep your skin hydrated. Our skin loses moisture easily, especially when we are exposed to artificial environments full of central heating and air conditioning. The moisturiser holds moisture in the stratum corneum or outer layer of the skin. It enhances the natural barrier formed by the skin in order to keep healthy oils and water in. Many moisturisers also provide additional benefits such as sun protection, which can help to look after your skin and improve its condition.

Although it is particularly important to use moisturiser if you have dry skin, all skin types can benefit from a little extra protection. You might be surprised that your private dermatologist will even recommend moisturiser if you visit the London clinic for acne treatment, but there are noncomedogenic products specially designed for spot prone skin that can moisturise without triggering break outs. You should be able to find a moisturiser that suits your skin even if you are experiencing problems such as dry, oily or sensitive skin.

Caring for Problem Skin

Using moisturiser regularly is particularly important if you have a condition that dries out your skin or makes it more vulnerable to the changes in temperature and the effects of the weather. Moisturising every day can help to relieve the symptoms of conditions such as eczema and Psoriasis. However, it is important to choose the right moisturiser for your skin so you may want to ask your private dermatologist at the London clinic for advice on which products to use.