Choosing the right facial moisturizer for you depends upon your skin type, which may be dry, oily, or a combination of both. Because there are many different types of Facial Moisturizers that range from expensive to moderately priced, it may take some experimentation to find your favorite.
Though price may be a factor, both expensive and moderately priced Facial Moisturizers that work effectively can be found.
The primary factor to consider in any facial moisturizer is UV protection. Regardless of skin type, a facial moisturizer with a sun protection factor (SPF) of 15 is essential. Protecting the face, which is exposed to the ultraviolet rays of the sun year round, is imperative to prevent skin damage caused by the sun. Many, but not all, facial moisturizer products contain UV protectors, so opt for one that does.
Beyond sun protection, your facial moisturizer should be non-comedogenic. Non-Comedogenic means the product does not contain ingredients that are known to clog, or block, pores. If a product contains moisturizing ingredients that clog pores, dirt and bacteria can remain trapped in the skin’s pores, which leads to breakouts. If a product is non-comedogenic, the label will clearly state it.
Skin type plays a role in choosing Facial Moisturizers because different skin types require different levels of moisturizing. Dry skin requires more moisture than oily skin and similarly, sensitive skin also requires special attention. Before experimenting with different facial moisturizers, determine which type of skin you have. Dry skin is often marked by dry, flaky, tight, or itchy skin. Oily skin is marked by greasy spots on the face – especially the nose, chin, and forehead. Combination skin is a combination of both dry and oily patches.
Choose facial moisturizers designed for your skin type. Read the label of any product you are considering buying to make sure it is designed for your skin type. Apply facial moisturizer twice daily, after cleansing. If you use a facial toner with your skin care regimen, apply moisturizer after. Allow your facial moisturizer to dry thoroughly before continuing with makeup application. A good facial moisturizer will not only protect your skin from the harmful rays of the sun, but will also prevent premature signs of aging and keep your skin healthier.