There are more types of moisturizers on the market today than anyone can count but the most important way to find out which type of moisturizer is good for you is to know your skin type. Using a moisturizer that isn’t suited for your skin can lead to negative reactions and skin irritations. If you find yourself confused about which one to choose, you’ll want to learn what to look for on the label and which ingredients and formulas work best for each common skin type.
Many of us enjoy asking friends and family for recommendations on products that have worked for them but when it comes to skincare items, be wary of what advice you receive. Never blindly try a skincare product without checking it out first. Even though a moisturizer may have worked out fabulously for your coworker, unless she is the same skin type as you, there is no way to tell whether using that same product will give you the same great results or turn out disastrous. Luckily, many moisturizers come in different forms for each skin type so if you get a positive referral about a moisturizer on the market, do your research and see if there is a version of it that is formulated specifically for your skin type. If not, you’ll probably want to skip it.
Normal skin is one of the most convenient to have because this skin type can pretty much use any type of moisturizer with no problems so if this describes you, then you won’t have much to worry about when choosing a moisturizer. You may want to still do a patch test on a small area of your skin to test for any negative reactions. It’s better to be safe than sorry, especially when it comes to your complexion. Combination skin is described in general as having dry cheeks and an oily T-zone, which is made up of your forehead, nose, and chin. This skin type has the tendency to change its status from oily to dry fairly often, which can make it difficult to find a moisturizer that targets all the areas properly. When you feel your complexion start to get too oily, you’ll want to opt for a moisturizer that is water-based. When it gets too dry, you can simply switch to an oil-based moisturizer. If you don’t want to be bothered with using two different kinds of moisturizer, find a product that is formulated for combination skin and be sure to apply more to the dry areas and a thin layer to the oily areas.
Dry skin types have the inability to produce the right amount of oils, making the skin excessive dry, tight, and uncomfortable. In this case, you’ll want to look for a moisturizer that is formulated for dry skin and is oil-based. Look for naturally moisturizing ingredients such as aloe vera, seaweed, and honey. On the flip side, oily skin types have a problem with controlling oil production. Those with this skin type need a moisturizer that is water-based and oil-free. This type of skincare product is able to keep the skin moisturized without triggering more oil. Of all the skin types, people with sensitive skin have the toughest time finding skin care products because they almost always have a negative skin reaction. To avoid this, look for a moisturizer that is formulated for sensitive skin types. Often the product will state that it is gentle on the skin. Also look for the words “hypoallergenic” and “fragrance free.” Natural and organically formulated moisturizers are best.
|All About Moisturizers|
Confused about all the different moisturizers? Well, so were we so we decided to find out just what the heck is the difference in all of those moisturizers out there. Here’s what we found.
When looking for a moisturizer, look for one that contains emollients rich from plant oils, animal oils
|Identify Your Skin Type|
There are five basic types of skin. Each skin type has particular products designed to benefit it, and knowing your skin type is the first step in making informed decisions in your beauty routine.
It is easy to identify your skin type. After you figure out which type you are, analyze the products