LESS IS MORE.
Most people don’t need anything more than a basic cleanser and moisturiser, and sunblock if you’re going outside.
SOME SKIN NEEDS MORE HELP.
There are about 3,000 skin-related conditions, such as eczema and psoriasis. If your skin is scaly, dry, and red, then you may be advised to follow a particular routine. In this case, moisturisers can help to rehydrate the skin, and short bursts of steroids can ease inflammation.
MOISTURISERS DON’T ‘GIVE’ WATER TO THE SKIN.
This is a common misconception. Moisturisers provide a protective barrier and work by allowing the body to transfer water from deep down in the skin to the top layers.
EXPENSIVE CREAMS AREN’T NECESSARILY BETTER.
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September - October 2020