We’ve all heard the story when it comes to moisturising – particularly in the harsh climate that we live in.

But it’s important to understand how moisturising really works, as well as ensuring that the critical moisture balance within our skin cells is maintained.

Without this balance, skin cells aren’t able to function properly – ultimately impacting elasticity, collagen, texture, skin tone and the overall well-being of your complexion.

With the proper care and attention, however, it is relatively easy to keep your skin’s moisture balance at a healthy level.

1.    Go for regular facials

Firstly, go for regular facials and use a high quality moisturiser for both day and night; use sun protection factors during the day; and choose products that contain active ingredients that are handpicked for the intense moisture and hydration that they provide to the skin.

For example, Silk Proteins restore the moisture balance within skin cells, make fine lines disappear, and leave the skin soft, firm and noticeably silky.

(Try QMS Medicosmetics Hydro Foam Mask.The supple, soft foam spreads evenly and is immediately absorbed, providing care and relaxation for the skin, and is suitable for all skin types.)

2.    Look out for anti-inflammatory ingredients

These contain properties that assist the skin’s function, in addition to having strong anti-ageing effects and reducing redness and inflammation. This results in healthier, smoother, younger-looking skin.

Following these basic steps is critical, as de-hydrated skin causes premature ageing, more defined lines and wrinkles, and loss of collagen and elastin.

Without moisture, the pH of the skin is challenged and even active ingredients won’t be able to penetrate the skin layers in an effective way.

3.    Avoid avoid avoid!

Finally, avoid the baddies that dry out the skin, such as sun exposure and pollution, stress, poor diet, and substances such as tobacco, alcohol and caffeine.

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