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5 Reasons Why You Should Always Keep Your Skin Well-Hydrated With A Good Moisturiser

You probably already know that a good moisturiser is a must-have in any skincare routine - but do you know why, exactly?
Hydration is one of the most important functions of a skincare routine, because skin that is hydrated tends to be healthier. That also tends to have a cascading effect on how your complexion looks - from its luminosity to youthfulness. Just like how you cannot survive without water, your skin needs H2O to really thrive.
Read on for 5 reasons why you need to keep your skin well-hydrated!
#1 Helps to fight first signs of premature skin aging
Dry or dehydrated skin tend to lose elasticity, resulting in more noticeable fine lines and wrinkles. Well-moisturised skin on the other hand, is plump and supple, which helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines.
#2 It helps with reducing skin sensitivity
If you’re prone to skin sensitivity, chances are, your skin’s moisture barrier is compromised. This barrier is your skin’s natural defense against external aggressors, which in turn, reduces its reactivity. The good news is, there are a few things you can do to strengthen your skin’s moisture barrier - starting with ample hydration!
#3 Strong moisture barrier = glowing skin
One surefire way to turn up the natural radiance of your complexion is to ensure that your skin is well-moisturised. Just look at K-beauty’s “glass skin” or “mirror skin” routines - why do you think it includes so many layers of hydrating products, including makeup with additional moisturising ingredients?
#4 Using the right moisturiser can help to reduce breakouts
It might sound counterintuitive, but if you have oily skin, then all the more you should be making sure that you’re moisturising your face round the clock. Here’s why: skin that is dehydrated might over-compensate by producing more oil, resulting in greasiness. Having this excess sebum sitting on your skin isn’t good either, because it can cause clogged pores or trigger inflammation. So try not to skip the moisturiser, unless advised by a dermatologist or other medical experts.
#5 It helps with reducing the appearance of pigmentation
If you’re combating pigmented skin with a bevy of brightening skincare products to no avail, take a pause to reassess your skincare routine. Are you using enough sun protection? And also, are you moisturising your skin enough? Remember, hydration is a cornerstone of healthy skin, and your skin definitely needs moisture to start its repair and renewal process. So besides adding brightening ingredients like vitamin C, glycolic acid and lactic acids in your skincare routine, don’t forget to also include hydrating ingredients like hyaluronic acid!
Neutrogena Hydro Boost Hyaluronic Acid Water Gel


Hydro Boost Hyaluronic Acid Water Gel
If you’re shopping around for an effective moisturiser, look no further than the new and improved Hydro Boost Hyaluronic Acid Water Gel from Neutrogena. Containing 20% more hyaluronic acid than its previous iteration, it gives you 5 times more hydration and strengthens your skin’s moisture barrier by 80%*.
Besides hyaluronic acid, the moisturiser also contains 9 different types of amino acids and electrolytes. These three key ingredients work together to give you plump and glowing skin, and works as a great hydrating skincare routine. And remember, effective hydration is your first defence against early signs of premature skin aging, such as dullness, fine lines and loss of elasticity.


Water Gel Refill
And don’t worry - despite its hydrating prowess, the gel texture formula remains lightweight and is quickly absorbed by skin, making it suitable for daily use. And for the eco-conscious, you’ll be pleased to know that there’s a refill for the Hydro Boost Water Gel that is also recyclable, which helps to reduce plastic wastage!


Hydro Boost Hyaluronic Acid Nourishing Cream
If you have especially dry or sensitive skin that needs something more nourishing and protective, try the Nourishing Cream from the same Hydro Boost range. On top of hyaluronic acid, amino acids and electrolytes, it also contains ceramides to give your skin soothing and rich hydration for up to 72 hours. It is also free of fragrances and colourings, so those with sensitive skin need not worry about irritation.
Hydro Boost Hyaluronic Acid Night Cream


Hydro Boost Hyaluronic Acid Night Cream
Your skin repairs itself while you snooze, so give it a helping hand by switching over to a moisturiser meant for night time, which will give you longer-lasting hydration and protect your skin from moisture loss (i.e. from the dry air conditioning). Try Neutrogena’s Hydro Boost Hyaluronic Acid Night Cream, which comes with the addition of peptides to improve skin firmness and elasticity!
*Compared to untreated control. Based on clinical study done at SGS Stephens, Inc., Phoenix Research Center, 27 participants completed study in Dec 2021 to Jan 2022 in USA.