It's easy to feel overwhelmed when you walk down the skincare aisle. There are moisturizers for every skin type, and it's hard to know which one will work best for yours. In fact, even if you've found your perfect moisturizer in the past, it might not be right for you anymore. Factors like age or hormone changes can change how your skin reacts to different products and that includes what moisturizer works best! So before you spend money on another bottle of lotion that doesn't deliver on its promises, read this guide so you know how to choose the right one for your skin.
If your skin is acne-prone, it's likely that it's oily and prone to breakouts. But don't worry, it doesn't have to be dry! Acne-prone skin can also be sensitive and reactive, so finding products that won't irritate or dry out the skin can be tricky.
The best way to pick a moisturizer for acne-prone skin is by choosing a product with salicylic acid as one of its ingredients. Salicylic acid helps prevent pores from getting clogged by dissolving dead cells at their surface (gross, but important). It also has antibacterial properties that help fight blemishes before they start popping up all over your face.
If you have dry skin, it's probably not because of a lack of oil. Instead, this is the opposite of oily skin and can be caused by aging, stress, and sun damage. Dry skin is characterized by flaking (especially on the cheeks), itching (especially on the arms), tightness, even after washing your face!
To treat dryness: Look for a moisturizer with hyaluronic acid in it, it acts as a humectant that draws moisture into your cells to keep them hydrated all day long.
Oily Or Combination Skin
If you have oily or combination skin, it's best to use a lightweight moisturizer. Avoid heavy moisturizers that can clog pores and cause breakouts. Look for products containing oil-absorbing ingredients like kaolin clay or salicylic acid. Also avoid alcohol-based products as they can dry out the skin and make your face feel tight. Instead, try gel or water-based moisturizers to hydrate without clogging pores or causing irritation on sensitive areas like around the eyes where there is less natural oil production than other parts of the face (like around large pores).
Sensitive Or Rosacea-Prone Skin
- Use a fragrance-free, hypoallergenic moisturizer.
- Avoid products that are comedogenic (pore-clogging).
- Look for non-irritating or soothing ingredients such as aloe vera, green tea extract and chamomile extract. These ingredients will help soothe the skin and reduce redness if you have rosacea or sensitive skin in general.
It's Important To Choose A Moisturizer That's Right For Your Skin Type
Moisturizers can be helpful for all skin types, but they may be more or less effective depending on what kind of damage has been done to your epidermis over time.
Moisturizers for dry or aging skin will have different ingredients than those designed for oily or acne-prone complexions. Choosing one that addresses the specific issues you have will help ensure that your face feels smooth and hydrated all day long, rather than just temporarily plumped up by watery lotion!
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If you have oily or combination skin, we recommend trying Facial Moisturizing Lotion. It's specially formulated for nighttime use, so it won't make your face more oily during the day. The formula also contains hyaluronic acid and niacinamide, two ingredients that help fight against signs of aging like wrinkles and fine lines while providing hydration without making your skin feel greasy!