Tuesday, 3 April 2012
Moisturising your face is an important part of a healthy skin care regime. Stores are flooded with moisturisers that are claiming to be the latest and greatest and it is hard to know which one is right for you. They range from cheap over the counter creams to the most expensive creams available.
Choosing a moisturiser: The type of moisturiser that you choose should depend on your skin type, age and personal taste. You don’t need to spend lots to get the perfect moisturiser for you. Make sure that you check out the ingredients as they are the best indicator of the quality of the moisturiser. It should be non-comedogenic which means that it does not contain ingredients that will clog the pores. Most facial moisturisers come labelled for a certain skin type of: sensitive, dry, oily or combination.
Sensitive Skin: If you are prone to redness and irritation then you most probably have sensitive skin. Make sure that you steer clear of moisturisers with perfume, alcohol, detergents and other ingredients that might irritate the skin. Always make sure that the product is fragrance-free and hypoallergenic.
Combination skin: This is when it is oily on the T-zone and drier around other areas of the face. Look for moisturisers for combination skin that will repair, hydrate and protect the skin.
Dry skin: Dehydrated skin can carry a dull look and can often feel itchy and tight. Look for rich concentrated creams that will help make your skin glow. Be sure to use a night cream to get that extra hydration. Some ingredients that are good for dry skin include alpha hydroxides, antioxidants, vitamin E, aloe vera, shea butter and sweet almond oil.
Oily skin: If you have oily skin then you will have enlarged pores, blackheads and become more prone to acne due to the overproduction and build up of oil. Water based oil free moisturisers are best for you.
Once you know your skin type, find a good moisturiser to use every day to ensure that your skin is glowing.