Moisturizers and Moisturizers For Different Skin Types
There’s a cream for everyone, whether you have normal, combination, or oily skin. And there’s also a serum (or two or three) to go with it. Face serums can be used to treat specific skin concerns like wrinkles, dryness, or dark spots. They are lightweight elixirs. Some formulas contain Vitamin C for brightening and protecting, retinol for reversing signs of aging, or chemical exfoliants to gently remove dead cells. Other ingredients are lipid-rich oils, soothing oils, and humectants including glycerin and Hyaluronic Acid.
The best and safe cosmetic should be applied after cleansing and toner. They also help seal in all of the good things you have just put on. The most important thing about face serums to know is that they are occlusive. They create a layer over your skin. This can make skin feel smoother and softer when used correctly. If you use them incorrectly “thick products such as oils will block thin ones” says cosmetic chemist Wilson. If you layer serum and moisturiser together, the serum becomes almost useless. It is important to apply oils last. This will prevent them from interfering in your routine and blocking other products’ efficacy.
There are many different types of moisturizers, from creams to lotions and ointments. Each one is designed for a specific skin type. Daytime creams often contain broad-spectrum SPF to protect against UV damage, as well as antioxidants to minimize pollution free radicals that can cause brown spots. Moisturizers that are formulated for oily complexions tend to be lighter in texture and formulated with ingredients that reflect light. This gives your skin a matte appearance. Normal skin moisturizers are heavier and contain nourishing oil as well humectants.
The thickest and most ointmentlike moisturizers are those for dry skin. They contain shea butter and petroleum jelly, as well as other hydrating oils. They can be used for dry skin around the eyes and cheeks which can be very sensitive. They can also contain skin-restoring ingredients to repair the effects of sun exposure or other environmental factors. Combination moisturizers are for people with a combination of dry and greasy skin. They tend to be thicker around the t zone, where the most activity occurs, and lighter around the cheeks and shoulders.