Savvy women know that skin moisturizing should be part of a daily routine if they want to keep their skin healthy and slow the telltale signs of aging. The confusing part is choosing the right product. All skin products promise to leave your skin smooth and firm while fighting wrinkles at the same time. Experimentation is the only way to find the best moisturizer for your skin.
Know your skin type
Before buying a moisturizer, determine what skin type you have: dry, T-zone or oily skin. To do this, take a tissue and press it to your face an hour after cleansing. If the tissue has absorption marks all over it, you have oily skin. If you see marks by the forehead, nose and chin area, you have T-zone. If you see no marks at all, you have dry skin.
Using a moisturizer
Even the best moisturizer won't help unless you use it every day.
Whether you wear makeup or not, moisturize your skin in the morning and apply a night cream before going to bed.
Moisturizer is best absorbed into your skin when it's warm and slightly damp, such as after a shower.
To keep your moisturizer hygienic, don't dip your finger in it; instead, use a spatula or tongue suppresser to scoop out the amount you need.
Warm the moisturizer in the palm of your hand or between your fingers before you apply it to clean skin.
Consider your age
When selecting a moisturizer, keep your age in mind. What's suitable for a 20-year-old probably won't be the best choice for a 44-year-old woman. Keep in mind that the best moisturizer for your skin is not always the most expensive one. Try a few samples before making up your mind.
Best moisturizers for your skin
All moisturizers promise similar results such as rapid improvement for dry skin, minimizing wrinkles and fine lines, all while making your pores less visible.
Creme de la MerR: According to reviews, Creme de la Mer is expensive, but unsurpassed in excellence. Originally formulated by Max Huber, who suffered chemical burns, the ingredient Miracle Broth is at the heart of all Creme de la Mer products.
BambolaR: If you like an all-natural moisturizer, look for the Bambola product line. In the Revitalizing Liposome Moisturizer, Bambola uses grape skin, jojoba, shea butter and sweet almond oil. While its Essential Avocado Moisturizer combines avocado oil, CoEnzyme Q10, Murumuru amazon fruit, shea butter and sunflower seed oil.
LancomeR: Lancome offers a range of products that are trusted by women around the world. Sure, they're pricey, but according to reviews, they're well worth the money. Moisturizers hydrate skin all day with a combination of antioxidant vitamins B5, C and E. In addition, sunscreen is added to protect skin from sun damage.
L'OccitaneR: Voted best anti-aging cream, Immortelle Divine Cream by L'Occitane offers a luxurious and effective moisturizer. This cream tightens and firms, soothes away wrinkles, while brightening skin tone and dark spots and resulting in fresher-looking skin.
VichyR: Good Housekeeping named Aqualia Thermal by Vichy one of the best moisturizers on the market. This rich cream provides 24-hour hydration while fortifying your skin with Vichy thermal water, lipidure and Activ Hyaluronine. Vichy is nonsticky, never greasy and is paraben free.
Just because your sister has a moisturizer she loves doesn't mean that the same product will work as well on your skin. Gather samples and, if needed, consult a skin care specialist to help determine the right product for your skin type.