Everyone wants beautiful smooth skin, but for some, performing a skin care routine can feel like another chore we have to do. Sometimes it’s easier not to do it. Not sticking to a skin care routine, especially skipping out on a moisturizer, can cause undesirable skin problems later. Here are some reasons you should always use a moisturizer, no matter your skin type.

Maintain a Beneficial Skin Care Routine

Maintaining Balance

A well-maintained moisture barrier helps keep the skin in balance. Skin that is too dry or too oily tends to experience common skin problems such as acne. Even if you have oily skin, you still need to use a moisturizer. For oily skin, select a lotion (instead of cream) with an exfoliant ingredient like an AHA or BHA – Neocutis Bio Gel is an excellent choice.

If you have dryer skin, look for a nice rich cream with added moisturizing oils. Neocutis Biocream is a great moisturizer to be used at night or after a spa treatment.

Reduce Blemishes

Balanced skin looks healthier and has a nice glow. You can buy a tinted moisturizer to help even out your skin tone and might even eliminate a step in your make-up routine. If you even out your skin tone with a moisturizer and put one less make-up product on your face, your skin will thank you for it with fewer blemishes. Another choice is a moisturizer that helps reduce acne, such as Obagi Clenziderm Therapeutic Moisturizer. This moisturizer’s formula helps soothe and calm skin that is undergoing acne treatment.

Look Younger

Unblemished skin looks younger. Some moisturizers contain ingredients that can help you fight signs of aging like wrinkles and dark spots. Look for a formulation that includes an active ingredient such as an acid, retinol, or vitamin C to give an added kick to your skin care routine. Ingredients like these are multi-action and help brighten and even out your skin tone, fight wrinkles, and impart a nice healthy glow. Neofirm not only moisturizes but also firms and tightens the skin.

Skin Care is Self-Care

Instead of thinking of your skin care routine as a chore, think of it as a nourishing ritual you do every day to take care of yourself. If you change how you think, it will change how you feel. An excellent skin care routine is the perfect end to a stressful day. In that ten or so minutes, you can take the time to pamper yourself. After stripping your skin in a hot shower, it feels so good to apply a nice cool cream to your face.


Don’t know what products are best for your skin? We can help. The skin care specialists at BodyLase can evaluate your skin and recommend skincare products that will maintain and pamper your skin. All products highlighted in this article can be found in our online shop. Contact us today at 919-954-2288 (Raleigh) and 919-851-8989 (Cary) and set up an appointment.