How important is it to moisturize?
It turns out that it’s very important. If you skip moisturizing, you won’t just have dry skin for a few days. Skin is a working part of your body, just as much as your heart. All the cells in your body, including those that make up your skin, survive by carrying out biological functions. Lack of moisture in or around cells disrupts normal metabolism and tissue repair. Therefore, dehydrated skin has a decreased capacity for repair and regeneration.
Reprinted from wonderful EWG.org [extra inserts in parenthese]:
If you're like me, you constantly try to reduce your impact on the environment, but it's not always easy. In the spirit of one of my favorite holidays, I've put together some ideas for how you can celebrate Earth Day every day. Small steps can make a big difference.