How to Properly Moisturize Your Skin

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How to Properly Moisturize Your Skin

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Our skin is a very important part of our bodies. If you do not take proper care of it, you will feel it start to dry out or become irritated, especially during the drier months of the year.

This dryness can lead to cracking and itching – and dehydrated skin is the perfect breeding ground for wrinkles, crow’s feet, and other signs of aging.

To protect your skin, it’s important that you learn how to moisturize effectively. Read on to learn several tips to keep your skin in a healthy condition.

How to Properly Moisturize Your Skin

1. Choose the moisturizer that is best for your skin type. Different products will work better if you take into consideration whether your skin is oily, dry, sensitive, or a combination of types.

2. Consider using natural methods for moisturizing your skin. There are several foods that can actually double as a lotion for your skin, replenishing the water lost throughout the day. Honey is one example of the foods that can be used in your beauty regimen as well as your kitchen. Coconut oil and oatmeal are two others. These foods can also help the skin by being ingested, so include the in your diet regularly.

3. Prevent moisture loss so that you don’t have to spend so much time re-hydrating your skin. Being proactive can be the best step in keeping healthy skin. Apply moisturizer throughout the day, and especially right after a shower or bath. Stay out of direct sunlight as much as possible – and when you have to be out, use a sunscreen that also acts as a moisturizer for your skin.

4. Don’t forget your underarms! This area can have a lot of redness and irritation due to lack of moisture. If you shave your arm pits regularly, you know how it can feel when they are stripped of hydration. Dove Clear Tone Deodorant helps to prevent this by replenish skin after women’s daily shaving routines.

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  1. says

    I have been using skin cream since I was in my early 20’s. My mom always had beautiful, soft skin so I wanted to have the same skin. And now that I’m 40, I have beautiful skin with very little sign of aging other than dark spots that I am not trying to target. If i go to bed without my face cream my skin feels tight and almost ‘hurts’. So I agree, it’s extensively important to use it!

  2. Natasha says

    I have never moisturized my underarms or even thought about it! But they are dry sometimes so Im going to start doing this!

  3. says

    Have you noticed that your skin is more dry while pregnant? My regular moisturizer just wasn’t cutting it! I had the worst chapped lips early in my pregnancy and felt so yucky that any kind of chap stick made me feel nauseous. I do like the idea of using the natural methods!

  4. Piera says

    These are great tips! I second your recommendation to use coconut oil. I love the stuff! I actually use it on my 6 month old baby’ girl. She has eczema and coconut oil has helped so much.

  5. says

    I LOVE using coconut oil as a moisturizer and conditioner and cuticle oil and ohhh I just adore it! My skin gets crazy in the winter so I am always looking for new lotions and new ideas to add some much needed moisture!

  6. Kristi @dragonflytweet says

    Never heard of putting honey on my face. Any idea how long you would do that for? I think I would have to use a lot of Dove soap to rinse it off!

  7. says

    I have been moisturizing my skin daily since I was 25. I know that seems like a young age for worrying about skin health, but honestly it’s really important to be pro-active. I love your tips about moisturizing with natural or naturally-based products. Also, in colder weather, double up on the moisturizing routine, especially for the extremities. I actually put on lotion on my hands and feet every night, and wear fleece socks to bed, ha.

  8. says

    Ever since I couldn’t shower or take a bath (except sponge) for two and a half weeks a few months ago due to my surgery I’ve had dry patches of skin. I’ve never really had to deal with that before so these tips are pretty good. Coconut oil is expensive in my area though, so I’ll have to see if I can get some online. The only product I’ve found that work son my feet is Julep’s skin/feet lotion and socks at night. I’m also going to check the store for that Dove deodorant the next time I buy some.

    • Kecia says

      I’m trying to talk my husband into trying coconut oil…or use it as a base for a homemade moisturizer. He has the awfullest dry skin and it’s getting worse now that the weather is cooler. And I love this deodorant now – it smells SO good too!

  9. serena says

    I have the worst dry skin so these tips are great. I’ll have to try the coconut oil since so many people are raving about it.

  10. Sally says

    I don’t know what I would do without my moisturizer, I go nowhere without it. I use it through out the day just like you say to!

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