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Beauty Tip 24. The importance of moisturiser

The purpose of bottled moisturisers is to supplement our bodies own naturally produced moisturiser which a mixture of sebum (the oily secretion of the sebaceous glands) and sweat.

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Both types of moisturiser help maintain skin softness by retaining a high level of water in the outer layer of our skin.

They achieve this by forming a barrier that keeps moisture in and also keeps potential harmful substances out.

Most dermatologists and health experts recommend moisturising twice a day; once in the morning and once at night.

Despite the benefits of moisturising your skin, it's important not to get carried.

Over-moisturising can adversely effect your skin's ability to produce its own aforementioned moisturiser.

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