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Best Moisturizers for Your Skin Type

Published: Oct 27, 2006 - 02:04 AM

Elements like the cold, the wind, the sun, and harsh cleansers can wreak havoc on our skin. When we are exposed to these conditions day after day, the impact can really take a toll on our faces and our bodies. Thankfully, a good moisturizer can replenish lost moisture while keeping our skin on a smooth and healthy track.
Regardless of individual skin type, it is critical to moisturize our skin on a daily basis. A wide selection of moisturizers on the market provides us with a great opportunity to choose the product with the best ingredients for our skin?s particular needs. Choosing the best moisturizer for our own skin type elevates the benefits a moisturizer delivers to thirsty skin.

Young Skin vs. Mature Skin
The age of your skin may be apparent by looking at you, but it doesn?t have to be! Certain anti-aging skincare products can really turn around the condition of your skin. With a simple application of moisturizing, age-defying skin creams once or twice a day, you can see wrinkle-diminishing results in a matter of weeks or months, and it is never too early to start.

Mature skin may benefit best from moisturizer products containing alpha-hydroxy acid, a wrinkle fighter also present in milk and fruit. Special lines of anti-aging products may also contain selenium and Tropoelastin, a precursor to human elastin that prevents the onset and appearance of wrinkles.

DermaLastyl-? is one such age-defying moisturizer that works well in all skin types. First developed as a wound-healing aid, this skin cream succeeds in delaying wrinkles in mature skin while also keeping younger skin healthy, full of moisture, and smooth. Remember, it is vital to take care of your skin now and as you age ? it?s the only skin you?ve got!

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The three major skin types include oily skin, dry skin, and combination skin. Moreover, some people experience sensitive skin as well. Each different skin type benefits from different ingredients contained in cleansing and moisturizing products. Once you determine your own skin type, you can care for it effectively by choosing products that best satisfy your skin?s needs.

Oily Skin
Oily skin can be frustrating, but with the proper skincare regimen, it is manageable. If your skin tends to be overly oily, try a gentle, oil-free moisturizer. Water-based moisturizers work especially well because they are not adding any excess oil to the skin.

Dry Skin
Skin becomes dry when it does not produce or secrete a sufficient amount of oil, or sebum. Preventing skin from drying out too much can be a breeze with the right moisturizer. For best results with dry skin, saturate the skin with a heavy, oil-based moisturizer.

Combination Skin
Although it can seem challenging, taking care of combination skin is not terribly difficult. Choose a water-based moisturizer and apply it liberally when the skin is dry. When skin is normal, apply the moisturizer less often, and when skin shows signs of increased oil, apply as needed.

Sensitive Skin
Delicate, sensitive skin can be tricky to treat on a number of levels. When it comes to selecting a moisturizer, choose a product that is hypoallergenic and free of fragrance.

Best Tips for Effective Moisturizing:

? Select moisturizers with Vitamin A and Vitamin E to strengthen the skin.

? Apply moisturizer right after cleansing so you lock in the moisture.

? Avoid over-moisturizing, as it can clog pores.

? Bundle up in the winter to prevent chapped skin and moisture loss.

? Choose a moisturizer that contains a sunscreen level of SPF15 for thorough protection from ultraviolet rays.

? When moisturizing, don?t just focus on your face! It is important to apply lotion or body cream to legs after shaving, to breasts if they become dry, and to other dry areas like elbows and knees, as needed.

About The Author:
Elizabeth is a beauty & skin care enthusiast who offers and reviews practical skin care advice to help you look and feel your lovliest.
 

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