October 23, 2015
Do you know why you should moisturize your skin daily? When you start hitting the 30s, you’d notice some changes in your skin. Some fine lines start to develop and it only gets worse as time goes by. Unfortunately, the wrinkles and sagging skin are part of the aging process that everyone has to go through. Some even experience the signs of aging at an earlier age. A poor lifestyle, diet, stress and too much exposure to UV light are the most common culprits to this. But, can you reverse these traces of age? Definitely!
One dermatologist, Dr. Ellen Marmur, MD., answered this question: “Think of the skin's surface like the paint job on a car. If the paint is cracked, the metal underneath is left unprotected from the elements and quickly oxidizes and rusts. The same concept goes for your stratum corneum - once it's dry, brittle, or cracked, you've lost your shield and the skin is vulnerable to exposure from the outside and water evaporates from the dermis. You can get fissures on the skin, and infections can easily occur. When the barrier function is compromised for any reason (trauma, wind, dry air, too many chemicals on your skin), bacteria enters the dermis through the cracks on the surface. The stratum corneum contains approximately 30 percent water and lipids. Its water content is essential, even though it's made up of dead cells. If that Gore-tex dries out completely, it can't protect the layers of skin underneath. Similar to the shiny, beautiful coating on a car's exterior, putting on moisturizer not only makes the surface look pretty, it seals and protects what is beneath it.”
Hydration is very important in keeping the skin firm and supple. But as people age, they lose their skin’s natural moisture, so the face becomes rough and dull. Dry skin invites wrinkles.
Well, it depends on the type of skin you have.
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