Moisturizers come in various forms – gels, lotions, creams and ointments are available – which help your skin remain smooth and supple.
Facial moisturizers help seal moisture into the outer layers of skin or increase its ability to retain water naturally by using ingredients like petrolatum occlusives and barrier repairing humectants (like glycerin). Moisturizer is also an excellent place for adding antioxidants like Vitamin C into a skincare regimen.
Identify Your Skin Type
Moisturizer is an essential step in any skin care routine. Used properly, it helps increase hydration, prevent flaking and provide protection from environmental elements. But before dousing yourself in moisturizer, it’s essential to understand your skin type in order to select products that will complement rather than contradict it.
Normal, oily, dry/dehydrated, combination and sensitive are the five general skin types. Each has distinct needs that should be met through various products designed to address them; moisturizers come in various forms – lotions, gels, creams and ointments can provide much-needed hydration; specific formulas exist for different skin types (humectants help draw in moisture into the skin, while occlusives prevent water loss while emollients seal existing moisture inside pores) while
Face cleansers are an integral component of a healthy skincare regime, helping remove dirt, sweat and makeup to avoid buildup, clogged pores and irritation while providing an ideal platform for other products to work more effectively.
Facial cleansers come in various formulas to meet the unique needs of every skin type and type, such as oily or combination skin types that need help controlling shine; on the other hand, dry or sensitive skin may benefit more from creamy formulas with moisturizing ingredients.
Kiehl’s Nourishing Creamy Face Wash with Glycerin and Ceramides offers a quick morning clean that does not contain fragrance, dyes or soap to preserve your skin barrier. For deeper exfoliation and double cleansing use an oil-based cleanser such as their balm or micellar water to exfoliate. Rinse then pat your face dry (never rub!) gently to avoid irritation.
Maintaining a well-hydrated complexion requires using a facial moisturizer. Facial moisturizers come in the form of lotions, cream emulsions or ointments specifically formulated to rehydrate parched skin by improving its ability to hold in water, smooth over skin texture and produce an illuminating glow. Moisturizers also help fight wrinkles – facial and neck skin cells replace themselves much more rapidly than elsewhere on your body; keeping it moisturized will delay fine lines and wrinkles from appearing sooner.
If you have normal skin, look for a non-greasy or oil-free facial moisturizer with antioxidants such as Burke Williams’ Sween 24 Moisturizer. This lightweight lotion features natural ingredients like licorice root extract, freeze-dried aloe vera extract and shea butter to soothe the skin while offering 24-hour hydration. Plus, there are no harsh ingredients that could irritate sensitive skin so this moisturizer is great for daily use – recommended for all ages and skin types alike!
Moisturizers come in the form of lotions, creams or ointments and contain ingredients designed to keep skin hydrated and even help smoothen its appearance by filling gaps between dead cells. Popular facial moisturizer ingredients include beeswax, cocoa butter and shea butter while mineral oils or waxes can cause reactions in people with chemical sensitivities.
Protecting yourself from UV rays requires using a daytime moisturizer with broad spectrum SPF 30 sunscreen – one such product we like is CeraVe AM Facial Moisturizing Lotion With Sunscreen.
Facial skin sheds cells more quickly than any other part of your body, making daily moisturization essential. Moisturizer helps prevent extreme dryness or oiliness that could otherwise lead to acne outbreaks; always apply moisturizer after showering or bathing and prior to going outside; don’t forget your lips too!