The main thing I want to mention is that the area around our mouths naturally becomes dry from wiping away food after we eat throughout the day. It starts with breakfast and continues until sometimes late into the evening. Around the midway point, say lunch or afternoon snack time, is a great moment to notice how your skin feels and to re-apply moisturizer if needed. You want to stay hydrated, always!
Applying a moisturizer alone to our skin only traps already existing water. While it can’t add water, for practicality’s sake it is still worth a quick application of moisturizer mid-day.

Moisturized skin means that there is the right balance between oil and water on the surface of our skin. This is what we want! Our skin craves this real sustenance.

What Causes Dry Skin?

The beginning of dry skin occurs once any oil has been absorbed or wiped off throughout the day. The absence of oil will allow for the quick evaporation of any water content left in our skin. This oil is sourced from our own natural oil production from sebaceous glands or from a lipid-rich moisturizer or both.

How To Keep Our Skin Hydrated?

That being said, if you wash your face every morning with a generic, drying cleanser, your skin is stripped of its natural protective and moisturizing oils, and it becomes almost impossible to maintain a happy, balanced, and moisturized state throughout the day. Washing your face in the morning with just water is enough! Water is always helping us stay hydrated and it’s the only thing we need in the mornings to prepare our skin to recieve a hydrating mist, serum, and moisturizer.

As our moisturizer wears off during the day we should reapply! The more dense our moisturizer choice the longer it will last. Keep a small container in your bag so you’re ready. I sell all of my skin repair butters (Trinity, Truce and Unity) in small sizes just for this!