Choosing the right moisturizer seems like such a simple thing. All you have to do is introduce a cream that hydrates the skin into your skin care routine and that's it. Well, it's not quite like that, because each skin type needs certain ingredients and the varied range of products can put you in a real difficulty when choosing the product you need.
To choose the perfect product, certain factors must be taken into account: age, skin type and the ingredients your skin needs. Below you will find out which ingredients are necessary for each skin type.
1. OILY SKIN
Oily skin generally presents with enlarged pores on the forehead, chin and nose, blackheads and acne breakouts. It is recommended to use moisturizing creams with a gel-type texture because these creams do not burden the skin and do not leave it sticky after application. Water-soluble ingredients such as hyaluronic acid or glycerin feel light on the skin while ensuring adequate hydration. These ingredients are known as humectants, they attract water molecules from the atmosphere, keeping the skin hydrated.
2. DRY SKIN
Dry skin is dull, lacks elasticity and is prone to wrinkles and fine lines. This skin type needs a moisturizer with a creamy texture because they generally contain occlusive and emollient ingredients to keep the skin hydrated and soft.
3. NORMAL SKIN
If your skin is normal then you won't have any trouble because it is the easiest to maintain. You can use any type of moisturizer because your skin retains water effectively. But, to take care of the skin and keep it hydrated, a cream containing hyaluronic acid can be extremely beneficial for the skin.
4. MIXED SKIN
Combination skin is very common. Generally, people with this skin type experience oily/greasy T-zone and dry rest of the face, pores are visible and large in the T-zone, acne. However, there are solutions. We especially recommend using a moisturizer that contains oil-soluble ingredients to treat excess sebum in the T-zone such as ceramides, jojoba oil along with soothing ingredients to treat irritated areas.
5. SENSITIVE SKIN
Sensitive skin requires extra care. You have to be careful which ingredients you use so as not to irritate or inflame the skin. The moisturizers you look for should also contain soothing and anti-inflammatory ingredients like aloe vera, shea butter or Centella Asiatica. We always recommend that before using a new product, you test it by applying a small amount under your chin to see how your skin reacts. If everything is ok and there are no irritations, then you can introduce the product into your care routine.