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Fresh Glow Light Moisturiser with Vitamin E +Glycerine

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What Happens If You Don't Use Moisturiser?

By Shrudi Shyam

A moisturiser is an essential skin care product. It is an absolute must-have item, no matter what your skin type is. Many people believe that moisturisers are only meant to be used by someone with dry skin or normal skin. However, it’s high time we bust this myth. Moisturisers are meant to be used by everyone. In fact, it should be used by everyone, irrespective of skin type, gender, or age. 

Moisturisers are nothing but cosmetic products used to hydrate and soften the skin while protecting it from further damage. It typically contains hydrating and nourishing ingredients such as essential oils, glycerine, or hyaluronic acid to trap water in, and prevent dryness or flakiness of the skin. However, if you don’t use a moisturiser, you might be missing out on a lot of benefits. 

The Role of Moisturisers in Skincare 

Moisturisers play a very crucial role in skincare. It provides the skin with some much-needed hydration while helping to maintain its barrier function and preventing dryness, flakiness, and irritation. They also help to improve the skin’s texture, elasticity, and overall appearance. 

Additionally, some moisturisers contain active ingredients that can improve specific skin concerns, such as fine lines, dark spots, and uneven skin tone.  

Moreover, moisturiser also provides a good base for your other skincare and makeup products to work upon. To better understand the benefits of moisturiser, get one that suits your skin and start using it. 

7 Bad Things That Happen When You Don't Use Moisturiser 

Despite learning about all those benefits of moisturising your face, if you’re still wondering what happens if you don't use a moisturiser, let us take you through a list of bad things that will happen to your skin if you don’t use a good moisturiser: 

1. Dry Skin

The first and foremost bad thing that will happen to anyone who doesn’t use a moisturiser is dry skin. The skin naturally loses moisture due to factors such as exposure to cold weather, wind, and hot showers, which can strip the skin of its natural oils. On top of that, when there’s no layer hydrating your skin and strengthening its barrier, there’s a high chance your skin will lose moisture to the atmosphere. This will leave your skin dry and flaky.

2. Skin Damage

Dehydrated skin is more susceptible to environmental stressors and harmful substances. When your skin is dry, it loses its strength to act as a strong barrier, protecting the body from harmful substances and UV radiation. This can lead to skin damage such as fine lines, wrinkles, dark spots, a dull and uneven complexion, or even infections and skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis.

3. Wrinkles

When your skin doesn’t get enough moisture, it becomes dry, thin and non-elastic. This loss of elasticity leads to ageing signs such as fine lines and wrinkles. Dehydrated skin can be the cause of the breakdown of collagen and elastin fibres present in the skin, which are responsible for maintaining the skin's youthful appearance. So, if you want to maintain your youthful glow, you better start using a moisturiser. 

4. Face Acne 

You might think that someone with oily or acne-prone skin should avoid using moisturisers. However, that is not the case. In fact, if you don’t use any moisturiser on your sky, this will lead to excessive drying of this skin. In some cases, this excessive drying can trigger the skin to produce more oil or sebum, leading to the formation of pimples, blackheads, and whiteheads. So, if you have acne-prone skin, use a non-comedogenic moisturiser that can help to keep your skin hydrated without clogging the pores and causing acne. 

5. Enlarged Pores 

The size of the pores in your skin depends on its elasticity and firmness of your skin. So, when you don’t moisturise your skin, it becomes dry and loses its elasticity and firmness, leading to enlarged pores. Dry and dehydrated skin is susceptible to damage and stretching, causing the pores to become bigger in size. Moreover, dehydrated skin would produce more oil, which would lead to acne which in turn will increase the size of your pores. 

6. Skin Itching

Another big problem with not using moisturisers is skin itching. Dry and dehydrated skin lacks moisture which makes your skin tight, itchy, and uncomfortable, causing the urge to scratch. Scratching can further irritate the skin and cause damage to it, leading to redness, dry patches, and even infection. To avoid all of these, simply use a moisturiser that suits you! 

7. Makeup Fails 

Have you ever noticed your smile lines or those fine lines under your eyes? Those are the results of poorly hydrated skin. This is one thing that many people are not aware of that dehydrated skin could also lead to makeup failure. When your skin isn’t properly hydrated and moisturised, makeup sticks to your dry skin making it look cakey and patchy in some parts. So, for a better and longer-lasting makeup look, always use a moisturiser as your base.

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