Choosing the Right Moisturizer for Your Skin.

Choosing the Right Moisturizer for Your Skin.

It seems like it is confusing when finding a moisturizer for your skin. Often the choices in the skin care stores are made mostly with ingredients you can't recognize and when you don't know the ingredients used to make a product, it causes more confusion.   

So what are the signs of a good moisturizer? How do you know what moisturizer is best for your skin?

Cream, Lotion, or Moisturizing Oil?

Knowing the kind of moisturizer to use for skin type -- oily, dry or a combination of both. Moisturizer is an important part of skincare routine and helps promote healthy skin. Moisturizer also hydrate the body, because as the skin is exposed to the sun, dirt, and pollution in the air, it dries out. A moisturizer replenishes the moisture in the skin, increasing hydration and making the skin softer, Moisturizer may also eliminates dry spots, flakiness, and redness.

How to Choose Moisturizers for Different Skin Types.

Different skin types need different kind of moisturizers, which come in different textures and thicknesses.

Dry Skin - You'll probably want to lock in moisture with thicker moisturizer such as a moisturizing oil. Oil has more staying power that do creams or lotions and prevents the evaporation of water from the skin's surface. For reason that oil contain no water, it's best used while the skin is still damp from bathing, to seal in moisture. 

Creams are thinner, and it helps to hydrate normal skin, helps to maintain the skin's defenses. A moisturizing cream contains both oil and water ingredients - humectant to draw in moisture and oil ingredients to retain moisture.

Lotions are the lightest (water is their ingredient, as they have a higher water content) and are a good match for oily skin. If you're prone to acne, you'll also want to look for non-comedogenic moisturizer that won't clog pores.

Sensitive Skin - People with sensitive skin should look for fragrance-free moisturizers that are free of parabens and irritants.

Note* If you have a darker skin, dry areas may be more noticeable if the dry skin looks light and scaly. Use thicker moisturizers on those areas.

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