Tips for proper moisturizing

December 01, 2012 11:22
Tips for proper moisturizing

Dry skin is a problem faced by many of us during winter. Everyone prefers applying a moisturizer. But finding the right one which suits your skin and which stays day long is more important.

Step in to a store and you will find hundreds of choices in front of you right from petroleum jelly to designer skin moisturizer. But choosing the right one for you may be a bit confusing looking at too many options in front of you.

If you follow a set of guidelines, it is quite simple to choose the best moisturizer for your skin.

Thumb rule in finding the moisturizer: 'Do Not Spend too much money'. Many of us like this.

Finding the right one may take some trial and error sampling, so we need to be a bit patient in finalizing on one.

1. Please Note the first 5 ingredients

 Look for common active ingredients, such as lanolin, glycerin, or petrolatum. Glycerin is less likely than lanolin to cause an allergic reaction

2. Pick up added sunscreen

You'll have to do some searching, but buy a moisturizer with a sun protection factor of at least 30

3. Choose based on your skin type

The skin on our face is thinner and more sensitive, so it's a good idea to use a different moisturizer on our face than we do on our body.

Buy one that’s labeled "non-comedogenic" because it won't clog your pores.

For a sensitive skin, look for a moisturizer labeled hypoallergenic.

For oily skin, go with a light, oil-free moisturizer.

For a dry skin, get something richer.

4. Consider a moisturizer with retinol before bed.

Retinol is vitamin A for your skin. You can find it over the counter or by prescription, but use it carefully as it may cause a skin irritation, red skin, or dry skin

Once you find the right product all you need to do is apply it every day for effective results.

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