Five Ingredients to Look For in Your Next Moisturizer

If you’re in the market for a new moisturizer, here are some must-have ingredients.

We are all taught in school that your skin is your body’s largest organ. Unfortunately we aren’t really taught how to take care of it.

In a perfect world they would teach us to always wear sunscreen and moisturize at night, but these things are considered more about beauty than health, so there is no real curriculum for it in school.

Most of us learn what we know about skincare from marketing and commercials, which can be problematic since not every product out there is actually good for your skin.

It’s summer now, and changes in weather are likely to affect your skin in different ways. So chances are, you might be in the market for a new moisturizer.

If so, keep a look out for these five ingredients which help protect the skin’s moisture barrier and keep your largest organ healthy, safe, and beautiful.

Ceramides- Ceramides are lipids that are present in our skin already. They work by conditioning the skin and helping to keep water from evaporating, so they are especially great for dry skin conditions.

Petrolatum- Petrolatum works by creating a protective barrier over your skin, which helps keep moisture locked in.

Glycerin- Glycerin is a humectant present in many moisturizers. It helps to draw moisture in, and keep moisture sealed in by supporting the skin’s protective barrier.

Aloe Vera- If you’re looking for a natural ingredient, it doesn’t get more natural than aloe. Aloe Vera helps to increase the moisture in the outermost layer of skin, and seal moisture in so it can’t escape.

Hyaluronic Acid- Hyaluronic acid is a humectant that works by drawing more water into the top layer of the skin. If you’re looking for a quick fix, hyaluronic acid immediately works to make the skin look healthier and more hydrated.

Published by karenmsutton

HSS Orthopaedic surgeon in sports medicine | Mother of 4 amazing children | Team physician for USA Women's Lacrosse | ACL injury expert

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