6 moisturizer skin care lessons from around the world
You can travel the world far and wide and you’ll find a common skin care practice everywhere — moisturizer is essential to keeping skin healthy-looking and beautiful. In order for your complexion to look and feel supple your skin needs regular hydration. Today we’re looking at some tips and tricks from around the world when it comes to moisturizing your skin.
1. Australia: Moisturizer With SPF
Australians are extremely diligent about SPF as UV radiation is extremely high. UV radiation is strong enough to cause sunburn in just 11 minutes on a January day. From a young age Australians make sunscreen part of their daily life to protect the skin from premature aging and developing skin cancer. This is an attitude everyone in the world should take on as skin cancer and accelerated skin aging from the sun is an issue for us all. Up your SPF habits by using a moisturizer with broad spectrum sun protection (which mean it shields against both UVA and UVB rays) every day. Garnier SkinActive’s Clearly Brighter Anti-Sun Damage Daily Moisturizer SPF 30 is perfect for those summer days when the sun’s rays are intense or if you have fairer skin. It has a fast- absorbing, non-greasy formula and helps reduce the look of visible sun-damage, revealing radiant, more even-toned, younger-looking skin. It also is infused with an antioxidant complex of Vitamin C and E, and gently exfoliating Lipo-Hydroxyl Acid (LHA) to help the look of visible sun damage if your skin has previously sustained sun exposure.
2. Greece: Eat Healthy Fats
Hydration and nourishment for your skin doesn’t only have to come from what you put on your skin; it can also come from what you put into your body too. The Mediterranean diet is well-balanced and contains lots of fresh fruits, vegetables, nuts and healthy oils all of which contain antioxidants and can help your skin appear more youthful from the inside out. If you want to make sure that your skin is properly hydrated and nourished look for leafy greens, citrus fruits, berries, lean protein and healthy oils such as olive oil to keep your skin supple.
3. Morocco: Argan Oil
Argan Oil is a lightweight, replenish oil that can be used on the skin, particularly if your skin in need of a little extra TLC. Argan oil is filled with antioxidant Vitamin E and fatty acids that can help plump the appearance of your skin and revitalize. Apply it after your regular moisturizer for an extra layer of moisture and skin barrier function protection or use it on its own to help your skin’s barrier function.
4. Russia: Honey For Soothing Skin
Honey is extremely popular in Russia both in cuisine and used topically. Honey is a natural humectant and has soothing and hydrating qualities. Raw honey can be applied directly to skin. Allow skin to absorb honey for a few minutes then wash with a gentle cleanser. Apply a moisturizer afterwards to protect your skin’s barrier function.
5. Korea: Refresh Before You Moisturize
Koreans are very diligent about skin care and their nightly routine involves multiple steps. One of these is to add more hydration to your skin before you apply moisturizer to lock in extra H20. This can make your skin look replenished and plump. When our skin lacks moisture, this is a great step to replicate in your own routine. Add extra moisture by either applying an essence or a hydrating toner or mist and after that apply your daily moisturizer.
6. Senegal: Shea Butter For Hands
If your hands are dry, shea butter can come to the rescue. Shea butter is deeply nourishing and can protect the skin on your hands. Apply nightly and notice how your skin feels smooth, touchable and youthful-looking. Many people overlook their hands when it comes to moisturizing but your hands need love to. Hydrating and nourishing them on a regular basis will help them appear youthful longer and shea butter can help you with that. Apply at night before you go to sleep so that your hands will be moisturized, soft, and ready to face the day come morning.