Is a Moisturiser enough?

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My post this week comes from a question one of my followers has sent through:

“My Skin-Coach, my skin care regime is limited to cleansing of an evening and using a light Moisturiser in the morning and again in the evening. I am 32, is this enough?” signed, Jessie

Hello Jessie, Firstly, I am not sure exactly what type of cleanser and moisturiser you are using, therefore; it is difficult to give you a direct answer, however, these are my thoughts:

At age 32, your skin should still be producing a good amount of sebum (oil). This oil is crucial for maintaining hydration within the skin and should not be stripped by harsh skin care products. Your Cleanser should be a gentle milk or cream and preferably not a gel that may contain harsh ingredients that will strip this oil barrier from the skins surface.

Secondly, your Moisturiser may be enough but I am unsure of its ingredients. A good Moisturiser should contain some active ingredients such as Antioxidants and nutrients such as; Vitamin A, B3, C, E, Beta Carotene, Green Tea, Ceramides, Peptides, just to name a few.

You have not told me much about your skin so I assume you do not have too many concerns, which is great, however, I would suggest you perhaps look at a daily sun protector to use over your Moisturiser or even in combination with your makeup.

Ensure you have enough good quality Omega 3’s in  your diet to maintain healthy cells and balance the Omega 3:6 ratio. This will minimise the risk of any inflammatory skin conditions as you age.

If your skin is smooth, then you will not need to worry about exfoliation, however, if it is rough in some areas or at different times then a gentle exfoliant either as an acid or scrub is recommended. It is recommended not to over exfoliate the skin. This is currently an epidemic, with many people scrubbing their skin every day or booking in to have a microdermabrasion treatment too often.

I hope this has helped you with understanding if your Moisturiser is enough for your skin care? Obviously as you age you will need to reassess your skins needs.

Thank you for your question. If you have a question in regards to your skin, please leave a comment or email your question to:

dcconsulting@bigpond.com

Until next time, be the best you can be.

DCC

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