Moisturizing is one of the basic preconditions for preserving the skin’s youthful appearance. Moisture deficiency accelerates its aging processes, irrespective of skin type. Normal skin is 60% water, making proper moisturizing essential. On average, 8 liters of water is contained in the skin of man with a body weight of 70 kg.
Contrary to popular opinion, it isn’t just dry skin that suffers from a lack of moisture. Incidentally, “dry” and “dehydrated” are absolutely different concepts. Normal, combination and oily skin can also become “parched with thirst.” Only external dehydration manifestations are different. For example, oily skin intensifies oil-gland production in case of moisture deficit: it begins to produce more sebum (in order to retain remaining moisture). As a result, the face becomes oily more quickly, and the skin becomes more sensitive. It’s a paradox: the more the skin comes in contact with water, the more it loses moisture. But there’s a simple explanation: the moisture contained in the skin strives to merge with topically-applied water. Therefore, skin should always be moisturized after washing.
As soon as the skin’s moisture volume begins to decrease, the results are immediately apparent on the face: the skin loses its tone, becomes dry and tight, the face looks tired, and the person looks older than their years.