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What is ‘Natural Moisturizing Factor’?

February 15, 2024

By lumiara-admin

Crepey, thin and sagging skin. The tell-tale signs your Natural Moisturizing Factor is unhealthy. But what actually is it?

If your skin is dry, thin and crinkled, there is no need to run away and smother yourself in moisturizer. Even science says so.

For the very best results when treating our skin, we first must understand it. But unfortunately, there’s no google translator for what our skin is trying to tell us.

It’s time to know what your skin is trying to communicate to you. It’s important to spot the symptoms and know what you are looking for. 

Speak the same language as your skin by knowing all about Natural Moisturizing Factor.

What is Natural Moisturizing Factor (NMF)?

The natural moisturizing factor (NMF) is a complex mixture of substances. But knowing all about it doesn’t have to be complicated.

These substances are naturally occurring in your skin. Helping to keep moisture and maintain skin hydration and health.

These water soluble ingredients already live in the skins epidermis. Like tiny sponges, they attract and hold onto water molecules. 

When removed, their water-binding capacity weakens. The skin can no longer hydrate itself. Leaving our skin as dry as the Sahara desert. Giving us rough, crepey and saggy skin that we never asked for.

What is in Natural Moisturizing Factor?

The Natural Moisturizing Factor is made up of a variety of substances found in the skin:

  • Amino Acids
  • Fatty Acids
  • Urea
  • Lactic Acid
  • Minerals
  • Sugars
  • Peptides

What does Natural Moisturizing Factor do?

Natural Moisturizing Factor has a very important role. These substances in our epidermis work to keep our skin plump and glowing. They work wonders for us. Absorbing all the goodness our skin needs to stay hydrated. And keep us looking fresh and youthful.

It aims for balance. And when balanced, our skin can look its very best. It’s what we really need for a smooth and hydrated complexion.

What Impacts Natural Moisturizing Factor?

Natural Moisturizing Factor can be affected by:

  1. Age

Natural Moisturizing Factor decreases with age as its production in the skin decreases. When this happens, the skin becomes dryer. Allowing that rough and crepey appearance. 

  1. Environmental Factors 

Exposure to extreme weather conditions can reduce the skin’s Natural Moisturizing Factor. Such as wind, cold or dry air.

  1. Sun Exposure

Overexposure to UV rays can damage the skin’s Natural Moisturizing Factor. Causing premature aging and dehydration.

  1. Skincare Products

Many skincare products contain harsh ingredients. And excessive exfoliating properties. These can strip away Natural Moisturizing Factor from the skin. Causing dryness and sensitivity.

  1. Cleansing Habits

Harsh cleansers or over washing the skin disrupts and reduces Natural Moisturizing Factor. 

  1. Nutrition and Hydration

Lack of hydration and poor diet decreases the production of Natural Moisturizing Factor. Leaving it looking dry, dull and lifeless.

  1. Genetics

Natural Moisturizing Factor is naturally occurring in the skin. Some people are born with lower levels of Natural Moisturizing Factor. This can cause a predisposition to dry skin conditions.

Why is Natural Moisturizing Factor Important?

  1. Hydration

These water-binding wonders help the skin stay hydrated. Healthy, hydrated skin helps maintain skin elasticity and suppleness. 

  1. Barrier Function

Natural Moisturizing Factor acts as a protective shield. It works to keep out pathogens, pollutants and irritants. When your skin barrier is healthy, it helps prevent moisture loss.

  1. Skin Texture and Appearance

When the skin lacks hydration, it can become dry, rough and irritated. Healthy Natural Moisturizing Factor helps maintain soft, smooth and radiant skin.

  1. Skin Healing and Repair

Natural Moisturizing Factor supports the natural processes in skin healing and repair. Promoting cell turnover, soothing inflammation and helping wounds heal. It also aids the healing of skin concerns such as burns, cuts and eczema.

  1. Protection Against Environmental Damage

When the skin is hydrated, the skin barrier is stronger. Defending us against external skin damage. Pollution, harsh weather and UV radiation. Less risk of premature aging and skin damage.

Why Should You Use Natural Moisturizing Factor in Your Skincare Routine?

When dry, crepey and sagging skin appears, you may have thought you need more moisturizer. But now you know all about Natural Moisturizing Factor.

Moisture and hydration. They are two very different things. And if you’re seeing rough texture and saggy skin, what your skin is really trying to say is that it needs hydration.

That’s why it is so important to rehydrate and restore your skin. And you can do this by supporting your Natural Moisturizing Factor.  When your Natural Moisturizing Factor is healthy, your skin will look healthy too.

 It’s time to say goodbye to desert-dry skin

Sculpt by Lumiara is everything your skin needs. It helps your Natural Moisturizing Factor be at its very best. This body-firming formula works by supporting Natural Moisturizing Factor, instead of replacing it. A world’s first. Allowing you to smooth away unflattering dry, crepey-looking skin. And give you the plump, radiant and youthful complexion you desire.