best face moisturizers

Discover the Power of Best Moisturizer for Face

Dryness, particularly in winter causes fine lines, wrinkles and other signs of ageing. To prevent that, feeding your skin with the right amount of moisturizing formulas and best face cream is the right option. Women keep asking us the key factors behind dry and flaky skin. Read on to know how we satisfy our readers.

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Most Common Cause of Flaky and Scaly Skin in Women

Our skin is designed to produce moisturizers (formulated by sebum, containing waxes and oils) naturally. With time this natural process of sebum production in skin slows down. As a result, we get skin either too oily or too dry. To maintain the natural baby-like skin, you must target those patches of dry or oily skin. Never depend on makeup to cure it as makeup tends to intensify this condition. Picking up the most suitable skin cream to supplement your skin’s requirements is the healthiest choice. To get more info about it, check out the roundup of tips and suggestions for best moisturizers for every skin type. [Read here: How to DIY Face Masks at Home]

Best Face Moisturizer for Dry Skin

Managing dry skin is the toughest of all. Women with dry skin are more likely to fall victim of untimely ageing signs. Dehydration or lack of water in body is the key reason of scaly skin, especially in winter. Some other symptoms of dry skin are—less elasticity, smaller sized pores, red patches of dry skin, especially after having bath and clear lines on your face. To combat that, you must pick some high quality dry skin moisturizer containing the contents like natural fatty oils, wax, water and vitamin E (Vitamin E ensures a long-lasting cure for flaky and irritated skin). All the above-mentioned ingredients are known to overcome the skin damage, resulted from dehydration. You might feel some of them too oily or greasy, but that is what dry skin requires (particularly in winter). To avoid the heavy and oily feel, using emulsifier for superior blendability is highly recommended. In winter, applying petroleum jelly based moisturizers (Vaseline) brings the best outcomes. Enriched with moisturizing agents, it relieves that tight and irritated skin condition. Contrary to that, NIVEA Soft is a light weight and inexpensive cream that blends easily, leaving your skin soft, supple and moisturized. Those who don’t mind spending a bit more on their skin, Estée Lauder Hydrationist Maximum Moisture Crème is the perfect choice. It would cost you about £33.30.

best face moisturizers

source: sephora

Best Moisturizer for Combination Skin

Combination skin too needs moisturizing. This skin type has the attributes of both dry and oily skin. Some facial areas are more oily and slick (nose and forehead) than the others (cheeks are dry). Combination skin is more prone to acne, black heads and open and large pores. That is why, when picking a moisturizer for it, make certain, it is not too oily or greasy (unlike dry skin, this skin type does not require a thick layer of grease) as excess of oil worsens the skin pores and blackheads. Dermatologists suggest face lotion or gel-based face creams for combination to normal skin type. I personally recommend Aveeno Active Naturals Daily Moisturizers with SPF 30. Suitable for all skin types, this hydrated formula is enriched with soy extracts that are known for curing black spots and discoloration of skin. Secondly, the SPF 30 formula promises an effective shield from harmful UV rays. 17$ is not pricey at all for all those benefits. Isn’t it true?

best face moisturizers

source: Marie Claire

Best Moisturizer for Sensitive Skin

Women with sensitive skin type can’t use every face lotion or face cream available in drugstores. Wanna know why? This skin type may get triggered by a number of ingredients, leaving you with irritating symptoms like itching, burning or redness of skin. As sensitive skin is the most uncommon type, the first thing is to determine whether you have sensitive skin or not. If you often experience burning, itching or redness of skin after using the most common drugstore beauty creams, that means you have sensitive skin. If that is the case with you, pick a cream with lesser ingredients (less than 10). Secondly, this product should be fragrance-free and hypoallergenic. To specify a single product, I would recommend you to use ‘CLINIQUE Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel’ or ‘Neutrogena Oil-free Moisturizer’. Both products are gentle on skin and promise skin nourishment without any side effects. [Read here: Best Products for Sensitive Skin]

Things to Consider While Picking Skin Moisturizers

Focusing your skin type is not the only point to consider while choosing the suitable and result-oriented face creams and lotions. There are several other things to keep in view.

Added Colors and Perfumes

Artificial colors and scents may cause irritation on any skin type. Simply put, any product with unnecessary use of color or fragrance must be avoided.

Antibacterial Properties

Numerous products, these days, claim to have antibacterial ingredients. Excessive use of such products may deprive your skin of its naturally produced sebum, resulting in dull and dry skin.

Products with Body-Friendly Ingredients

Moisturizers suggested for face and body use have several ingredients that might damage your skin. Such ingredients may include—lanolin, shea butter, waxes and mineral oils. According to Cambio, “These can clog pores and cause acne on the face,” Using facial creams is highly recommended.

Creams with Harming Ingredients

There are certain acidic ingredients that may cause severe damage especially to dry and sensitive skin types. These ingredients include—glycolic acid, salicylic acid, alpha-hydroxy acids, retinoic acid and skin creams/lotions with alcohol.

Skin Creams with Steroids

Steroids based creams must never be a part of your daily regimen (once or twice a week is enough). They tend to thin down the skin and may lead to other skin-related issues. Any product with steroids should be used with dermatologist’s recommendation.

Conclusion: Many times, women don’t know exactly about their skin type and apply some unsuitable skin product. That does nothing but worsening the skin condition. That is why before you opt for any skin moisturizers or treatment of any skin-related issues, it is essential to know your skin type. Along with using skin creams and moisturizers for glow-boasting skin, don’t forget to keep your body hydrated by drinking lots of water (7 to 9 glasses a day).

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