How to Choose the Best Moisturizer for Your Skin Type

Moisturizers for different skin types

When navigating the aisle you’ll realize that skincare is not a one size fits all. Products are made according to skin types. This also includes moisturizers as well. For every skin type there is a moisturizer that is customized perfectly for it. Moisturizers are made in so many different consistencies that it should be in your best interest to choose the one that’s made for you skin type to keep your oil production from going out of whack.

Normal/Combination Skin

Normal and combination skin are the two most common skin types. Some areas on the face are dry and other areas are oily. Moisturizers with high water content like gels and lotions are suitable for these skin types because it replenishes the dehydrated areas and while providing some oil to help the skin retain hydration.


Oily Skin

Moisture isn’t always the enemy when you have oily skin. Oily skin is characterized by excessive sebum. Gel moisturizers are suitable for oily and acneic skin because although they are oil free they have a high water content. They are non-comedogenic which means they absorb into the skin quickly without clogging your pores or leaving a greasy residue.

Sensitive Skin

Sensitive skin is very fragile so moisturizers with simple ingredients and no fragrance or parabens are great for those with sensitive skin. A moisturizer with 10 ingredients or less is recommended. The less ingredients the better and you don’t want any skin irritants in the moisturizer either.

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Dry Skin

Dry skin is characterized as dull, flakey, tight and sometimes even sensitive. Dry skin lacks its natural barrier function which is responsible for regulating normal moisture levels. Your moisturizer should make up for that. Moisturizing creams are suitable for dry skin. The consistency in the creams will help the skin retain moisture.

 

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