Beauty, Skin Care

How to Moisturise Facial Skin with Natural Creams

Skin is the body’s largest organ; therefore, it requires the greatest care to ensure its long-term health. There are many ways in which we can look after our skin, from eating well and drinking plenty of water to exercising often and wearing SPF. A simple but effective skin care routine is also greatly important to take care of our skin.

Moisturizing is an important part of skin care and there are many different types of moisturizers on the market. When choosing a moisturizer for your face, look for a high-quality moisturizer and make sure you look for one that contains natural ingredients such as those by Shiffa beauty and has no harmful chemicals. Chemical-filled and artificially fragranced products can irritate the skin and cause breakouts. Other the other hand, moisturizers containing natural ingredients are kind to the skin and effective at keeping it hydrated and preventing dryness and flaking. Natural facial creams are especially effective for those with sensitivities as the ingredients are less likely to aggravate the skin. 

Importance of natural products

Facial creams should be formulated with natural ingredients like aloe, chamomile, and vitamin E that will help your skin retain moisture and prevent it from drying out. Natural ingredients will provide nourishment to your skin, allowing it to look soft and vibrant. Many dermatologists recommend using natural creams because they are less likely to cause adverse reactions and allergies than chemical-based products. 

Key ingredients

When choosing a facial cream, you should look at the label to see what ingredients are in it and look for things that do not aggravate your skin. Many natural moisturisers will typically contain ingredients such as: 

Plant oils

Plant oils such as coconut oil, olive oil, and avocado oil, which are rich in fatty acids and can help to nourish and hydrate the skin are commonly found in natural creams


Butters like shea butter and cocoa butter are often present in natural products. They are rich and creamy and can provide a barrier to lock in moisture.


This can create a protective barrier on the skin and help to lock in moisture.


Glycerin is a natural humectant which ensures beauty products remain moist. It has the ability to draw water from the air and hold it on the skin, making it an effective ingredient to keep the skin hydrated.

Aloe vera

This plant is well-known as a natural moisturizer and for its soothing properties. It has the ability to provide hydration to the skin. 


Similar to glycerin, honey is a natural humectant and can help to moisturize and soften the skin.

Essential oils

Most natural products use essential oils such as lavender, rose, and chamomile, which can add fragrance to the moisturizer and also provide skin benefits.

Applying moisturiser to the face

For best results, look for a moisturizer that is suited to your skin type (e.g. oily, dry, combination, sensitive) and it should be applied to the face after cleansing in the following way:

  • First cleanse the skin first with a gentle face wash. 
  • Apply to clean, dry skin.
  • Use a small amount of moisturiser, too much product on the skin may clog the pores and lead to acne and other skin problems. 
  • Gently massage it into the skin in an upwards motion until it absorbs. Avoid rubbing it in as this can cause irritation.
  • Use a moisturizer with sunscreen to prevent sun damage. A moisturizer with sunscreen can help protect your skin from harmful UV rays that can cause wrinkles and dark spots, and should be used daily. 
  • You can also use a facial oil or hyaluronic acid serum to add extra hydration.