Buying a moisturizer is not easy. When your current moisturizer is about to finish, you have two choices: repurchase the moisturizer that you currently have or go on that journey of reading blogs, magazines or even doing it the old fashioned way by asking your friends, family or even your colleagues. There is no right or wrong choice, it’s just a preference and skincare to me at least is a personal and difficult choice. For me when my face care is finished, I get super excited to buy one I haven’t used yet. For me, it’s like buying the hottest pair of Stuart wiseman shoes every season. In this article I’m going to give you some guidelines to finding that next perfect moisturizer.
Know your skin type
And before you start even looking for a moisturizer, you have to know your skin inside and out. Is it dry? Does it break out? Is it flaking? Is it sensitive? If you’re not sure and your skin tends to change during the different seasons, you can always go to a place where there are experts that can help answer your questions. Experts at these places will obviously ask you questions to see what will suit your concerns. Try to be as honest as possible so these experts can find use the best possible treatments that will make your skin look its best.
Crème, lotion and serum?
Now you know your skin type, do you go for cream or lotion? And do you need a serum? You should always use a serum no matter your skin type. You are supposed to wear it, but for oily your skin types that may be scary, but you don’t have to. Like me, I only used the serum and it was enough moisture for me. Why? Serums absorbed in the skin 3 to 5 times deeper than a moisturizer, they tend to be more potent than the cream and if you have dry skin this serum will stay in your skin longer throughout the day then you’re cream. As for choosing cream or lotion your skin will definitely let you know. Essentially it doesn’t absorb well it’s too thick, if your skin still feels tight and uncomfortable you may not be hydrating enough. In the end your skin will let you know if this moisturizer is right or not. But don’t forget the serum.
Use separate day and night cream
They do different things and have different ingredients. Plus having a sunscreen in your moisturizer is a must, at least for me. You can definitely use one sermon day and night or have a separate one for day and night, that’s up to you. But you should use different day and night care.
A day cream essentially works to protect and moisturize the skin from your everyday life. It protects you from smoke, son, even from computer screens and fluorescent lights. Also keeping the wrinkles and keeping your skin mat or hydrated is also a factor.
Your night cream however works differently. While you sleep, naturally your skin repairs and detoxifies so you want a face care that helps the process. Ones that are marked night or no sunscreen are ones you can choose from. It gives your skin the boost it needs to look its best the next day. And the next day. And the next day. You catch my drift.
Remember, your new face care will generally take 6 to 8 weeks to get full results. Within that timeframe you will see subtle differences like more hydrated, brighter or less fatigued. Whatever it’s supposed to do it will do, just be patient.
And if you have specific problems that skincare at your local store can’t solve, you may need to see a dermatologist. Good luck on your new face care purchase and I hope this article has helped. Till next week have a good day my beauties.