Are you having a hard time finding the right moisturizer for your skin? Don’t stress over it too much because in today’s blog post I’ll tell you everything you need to know about moisturizers and how to find the best one. If you are currently using a cream that isn’t right for you, switching to a new one that is compatible with your skin will make the biggest difference. The secret to brighter healthier skin can be as simple as that.
What do moisturizers do?
Moisturizers are important because they provide our skin with oil and hydrating ingredients that are necessary for our skin to thrive. Ingredients such as glycerin, hyaluronic acid, beta-glucan, panthenol, ceramides, and sunflower seed oil are great for softening our skin and keeping it healthy. Moisturizing daily at the last step of your skin care routine helps to lock in all of the hydration from your previous skin care products. It also helps to smooth out your skin so that your makeup can go on evenly without dryness or flakiness.
How can they improve your complexion?
If you’re someone who is just getting into skin care you will quickly see how much of a difference it makes when you begin to use moisturizer. There are different types of products such as emulsion, lotion, and cream. There are also functional products which contain special ingredients that care for specific skin concerns. Mugwort is excellent for acne and redness. Niacinamide is great for brightening and wrinkle care. Find out what your skin needs and look for the right ingredients that are fit for you. Using a special care moisturizer regularly is far more effective than trying to do a quick-fix treatment when your skin gets out of control.
Which texture is right for you?
Moisturizers range from light to heavy textures and this is where it’s important to know your skin type. If your skin is on the oily side then stick to lightweight gel type creams. If your skin is very dry with flaky patches, try a thicker texture cream that contains sunflower seed oil, shea butter, and/or jojoba seed oil. If you have combination skin try a balancing cream/lotion that is not too thick or you can even use two separate moisturizers on different parts of your face. For acne prone skin it’s good to use creams with healing ingredients such as centella asiatica while using acne fighting ingredients like betaine salicylate on alternative days. Most moisturizers that have a cooling effect are excellent for sensitive skin types as they help to relieve redness and prevent moisture loss. Storing your products in a refrigerator can give this effect as well.
Which moisturizer should you choose?
There are tons of different moisturizers out there so it can be a little tricky to decide which one to buy. If you’re new to skin care or just indecisive about which one to choose, here are my top recommendations for each skin type. These products are all made with natural ingredients and do not contain any artificial fragrance, mineral oil, alcohol, parabens, or harmful irritants. Check out the table below to find out which moisturizer suits you the best:
|Skin Type||Basic Moisturizers||Functional Moisturizers|
|Dry||Klairs Rich Moist Soothing Cream||COSRX Balancium Comfort Ceramide Cream|
|Oily||I'm From Vitamin Tree Water Gel||COSRX Low pH BHA Overnight Mask|
|Combination||NEOGEN x Joan Kim Vita Duo Cream||I'm From Mugwort Cream|
|Sensitive||Etude House SoonJung Hydro Barrier Cream||Klairs Midnight Blue Calming Cream|