GUIDE ON CHOOSING MOISTURIZERS
Moisturizers are hydrating solutions that are essential to restoring the health and beauty of your skin.
They are essential skin care products that you should use every day. This is regardless of your skin type.
The function of a moisturizing cream is to retain moisture in the face. Regular use will help to increase the hydration of the skin.
If you have dry skin, you should pay extra attention to the type of moisturizing creams that you use. Even if you have oily skin, you cannot do without moisturizing cream.
Moisturizers work by trapping the moisture that is already on the face. This increases the penetration of water into the skin and reduces the rate at which water evaporates from the surface of the skin. They help to plump up the skin cells making the skin appear smoother.
The key ingredients in these hydrating emulsions are oil, water and probably some sunscreen agents.
There are basically 2 types of moisturizing creams:
WATER BASED MOISTURIZERS
Water-based moisturizing creams contain mostly water with some oil. This is the most common type in the market today. Water-binding ingredients are often added to improve the water binding properties of these creams.
Adovia Day Moisturizing Cream is a day cream that is both water-based and hypoallergenic. It has been dermatologist tested and approved. It contains Dead Sea Minerals, Aloe Vera as well as all natural UV protection. Protect and moisturize your skin with this daytime moisturizer.
Oil-based moisturizing creams have more oil and some water. They tend to leave a greasy film on the skin. Do you have oily skin? Avoid these types.
Olivella Moisturizer Natural Oil is an oil-based moisturizer made from 100% virgin olive oil. Olive Oil is a naturally rich source of antioxidants Vitamins A and E. Antioxidants repair damage caused by free radicals and protect against premature aging. This night moisturizing cream is the perfect all natural, anti-aging concoction that nourishes and rejuvenates your skin while you slumber.
HOW DO YOU CHOOSE YOUR MOISTURIZER?
Choose your moisturizing creams according to your skin type.
Do you know your skin type?
If you do not, you may want to pause and analyze your skin type first.
There are also moisturizing creams formulated for the day and those meant for the night. The difference between night creams and day creams is the consistency of the moisturizing creams as well as the nutrients that have been added to the cream.
A day cream gives one just the right amount of nutrition your skin needs to make it through the day. It is usually lighter and soaks quickly into the skin. Sunscreens agents may be added to protect the skin against sun damage. Sunscreens can also be used as a day cream since most sunscreens contain the same moisturizing ingredients.
A night cream replenishes and restores anything you’ve lost during the day. It may contain more emollient, hydrating and moisturizing ingredients such as oils. These are beneficial for healing the skin’s protective barrier and replenishing lipids (fats). They are meant for the night as it would appear greasy if applied during the day.
Well, have you found out your skin type?
Yes? Great! Let’s proceed.
Do you have oily or acne-prone skin? Be very careful of the type of moisturizing cream that you use. There are some that will clog up pores and triggers acne.
Do you use acne medicines that contain drugs such as benzoyl peroxide? These tend to be drying on the skin. You would need to apply some moisturizing cream to prevent the skin from peeling.
Do you have dry skin? Choose a thicker moisturizing cream. The more dry your skin, the thicker the moisturizing cream that you should use.
Today’s moisturizing creams contain a lot of ingredients. The most important ingredient to look out for is an ultraviolet (UV) filter, commonly found in sun screens.
Sunscreens are a must. They are essential for protecting your skin from sun damage. It will also lower your risk of developing skin cancer.
Many facial moisturizing creams contain SPF which will both moisturize and provides protection from the sun. These are definitely a better choice over traditional sunscreens.
Do not put normal moisturizing creams on the skin around the eye as it is more sensitive. Use eye creams instead.
WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO APPLY YOUR MOISTURIZER?
Follow the simple steps outline below.
- After washing the face, pat it dry.
- While the skin is still damp, dot the face with your chosen moisturizing cream.
- Spread the cream throughout your face with an upward, circular movements.
- Do not neglect the neck area. Use the same moisturizing cream as the one used on your face.