Table of contents:
- Regardless of the type of skin you have (dry, oily, or combination), it is important that you keep your skin moisturized
- Know your skin type
- Dry Skin
- Oily skin
- Choose according to the season
Video: How To Find The Perfect Moisturizer For Your Skin
Regardless of the type of skin you have (dry, oily, or combination), it is important that you keep your skin moisturized
Low temperatures, prolonged use of heating, and hot showers are some of the factors that dry out your skin, even if you have acne. In fact, it's common for those with oily skin to overlook using moisturizer under the false belief that using it will worsen their skin.
How do you know then which is the perfect moisturizer for you?
The American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) informs, through its website, about the factors that you must take into account when choosing a moisturizer for both face and body.
Know your skin type
Knowing what type of skin you have will help you choose the products that your face really needs. As you can imagine, the same moisturizer cannot work the same on dry skin as it does on oily skin; therefore, you must know in detail the needs of your skin and how it behaves during the different seasons of the year.
Thus, you must identify in which category your skin falls: very dry, dry, oily, mixed, mature or sensitive. Remember that each of these categories have very specific characteristics that are manifested on your skin.
If your face is dry to very dry, thick and oily formulas are best for you. Ingredients like olive oil and jojoba are especially recommended for dry skin. Other ingredients that can help improve dry skin are: lactic acid, hyaluronic acid and glycerin.
When your skin dries out, your body produces more fat; This can cause your pores to become clogged, thus leading to the appearance of acne. The ideal for oily skin is to use products that are non-greasy, oil-free and comedogenic. Gel formulas are also a good option.
Choose according to the season
Your skin is not the same in summer as in winter. Therefore, you should pay special attention to how your skin reacts to the different seasons of the year. It is likely that you will have to use different products throughout the year, so that your skin stays healthy.
On the other hand, if what you want to keep moisturized is the rest of your body, follow the recommendations issued by the AAD:
Limit your time in the shower from 5 to 10 minutes
- Use warm water instead of hot
- Apply your moisturizer immediately after bathing and do it while your skin is still wet. This will allow your body cream to be better absorbed, keeping you moisturized for longer.