Feeling frustrated when you want to buy a moisturizer for your dry skin? This is not surprising, as there are so many to choose from at the drugstore and hundreds of high-end cosmetics and department stores – creams, lotions, lotions, some with sunscreen, some with an exfoliant.
While choosing the right skin cream may seem confusing, it is actually much easier if you follow a few guidelines.
How Skin Moisturizer Works
Cleansers and moisturizers are very important skin products, especially when we talk about their hydration functionalities. A skin moisturizer works by marking moisture on the outer surface of the skin and by absorbing moisture from the inner parts of the skin to the outer crust.
The key ingredients that block moisture are petrolatum, mineral oil, lanolin and dimethicone. Glycerin, propylene glycol, protein, urea, and vitamins help to attract water to the outer part of the skin.
Finding Your Perfect Moisturizer
It can take trial and error, so be patient. Stick to these guidelines as you shop and, if you do not get the results you want, try a new one next time:
Look at the first five ingredients: Look for common active ingredients, such as lanolin, glycerin, or petrolatum. Glycerin is less likely to cause lanolin to cause an overdose. You should also choose a moisturizer made by a reputable company.
Go to additional sunscreen: Protecting your skin from sun damage is the best thing you can do to keep your skin looking younger, so buy a sunscreen that has at least 30 sun protection. You will have to search, but many companies offer sunscreen and skin lotion.
Make it the right skin type: The skin on your face is thin and sensitive, so it is a good idea to apply a different moisturizer to your face than your body and make sure you’re buying a “non-comedogenic” label as it will not block your pores. Just choose the right one for your skin type. If you know you have sensitive skin, it is always a good idea to look for a moisturizer labelled hypoallergenic. If you have very oily skin, choose a light, oil-free ointment. If you have dry skin, get something rich. And if you have tanned skin, go with a light cream all over your face and areas with heavy cream spots. Remember, you may need a simple lotion in the summer, as well as a cream or oil in the winter.
Consider using a retinol moisturizer before bedtime: Retinol is a vitamin A for your skin. It works by increasing the rate at which your skin cells turn. You can get it over the counter or with a prescription, but use it with caution because it can cause irritation of the skin, red skin, or dry skin.
If your skin is commonly dry, consider a doctor moisturizer. Medical moisturizers contain AHA lactic acid, which softens the upper layer of your skin and can do a better job if over-the-counter moisturizers do not work for you. Lactic acid and glycolic acid can cause excessive reactions in some people. Tell your doctor if you experience fever, irritation, red skin, itching, or rash.
Another doctor’s prescription is a preventative cream, which contains humectants that retain moisture for a long time, Fusco said. Preventive cream penetrates deeper than normal moisture, he adds.
When to apply moisturizer
Once you have found the right product, moisturize daily and you will go a long way in protecting dry skin and even hiding wrinkles. While moisturizing the skin can not remove wrinkles – because wrinkles start to penetrate deeper into the skin thanks to collagen loss, it can elevate the skin and reduce its appearance.
Applying a moisturizer daily is one of the easiest ways to keep your skin looking younger as you age. The world is a harsh environment and your skin takes a lot of bad things throughout the day. It needs some TLV to protect it from harmful chemicals and the signs of ageing that are prevalent in our stressful world.