How To Choose The Right Moisturizers For Your Skin Type

 

A moisturizer can be a cream, lotion, serum or ointment, and it’s mainly designed to help bringing moisture to your skin. By hydrating the skin and coating its outer layers, you will plump it up and make some of the lines look less visible.

When choosing a moisturizer, first you will need to determine your skin type. Do a test on your skin – if you have switched using a milder cleanser and your skin is still dry and flaky, or irritated and red, it’s a sign that your skin needs intensive moisture. Moisturizing will help to reduce dryness by preventing further water loss from your skin and your skin will look smoother and feel softer. If your skin is dry or normal, you should moisturize in the morning and at night. Those with dry skin will benefit using a heavier night cream.

And if you have oily skin, you still need to protect the skin’s outer layers from daily irritants and hydrate it with the most lightweight moisturizer you like, at least at night. As for combination skin, it is alright to use different products on different areas. Choose a lightweight, or none at all, on the oily areas, and a richer one on the dry areas.

As you age, your skin will start to change. As it gradually loses moisture, it is crucial to change the needs to hydrate your skin too.

Remember, moisturizer is not designed to treat wrinkles and do not believe the claims that it will eliminate wrinkles or fine lines. It will only help reduce the appearance of fine lines by plumping it up when you hydrate your skin.

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