In a perfect world, you probably wouldn’t need moisturiser of any kind, at all. You’d eat well, not smoke, get plenty of sleep and drink sufficient water.
Picking a moisturizer is a must, no matter what kind of skin you have oily, dry or a combination of both.
If you’ve got itchy or dry skin , you’ll probably want to lock in moisture with a thick ointment. Creams are thinner, help hydrate, and are good for normal skin.
Lotions are the lightest (water is their main ingredient) and are a good match for oily skin. Base the thickness of your moisturizer on when and where you use it on your body. You can use a thicker cream for your body and a lightweight moisturizing lotion for your face.
Stick with lighter, hydrating moisturizers in the summer months.
Never leave your skin dry, especially if you’re experiencing dry flaky skin. Your first instinct might be to exfoliate, but you need moisture to penetrate layers of dead skin to soften them so that they can be removed easily with exfoliating tools.
Moisturizer with sunscreen?
And what about moisturizers that contain sunscreen? Some people might think this is a better option. Well, I’m not too keen on the idea because most of the time, the sunscreen protection factor is low. Plus the sunscreen active ingredients may not be sufficient.
Hence, my preference is to go for
a good sunscreen that also has
Unless your sunscreen does not
contain sufficient moisturizing contents, or your skin is extremely dry or if you’re going through a winter spell, then you could get away with skipping the moisturizer
especially if you feel your skin has been laden with too much stuff.
We all have our beauty routine, or are trying to find just the right one. But you may be using too many active ingredients at once, tipping the scales toward irritation rather than being beneficial. Additionally most moisturizers with active ingredients are meant to be used at night. If your skin has become sensitive, red, or flaky, chances are you’re overdoing it.
Can I use day cream at night?
Yes, provided it doesn’t contain SPF.
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