If there’s one thing that all skin care experts agree on, it’s that we all need to use moisturizer daily. But are you using the right moisturizer?
If you have oily skin, the best moisturizer to use is an oil-free formula with salycic acid. It is a common misperception that people with oily skin don’t need moisturizer, but the opposite is true: if you skip moisturizing, your skin will overcompensate for dryness by producing extra oil throughout the day. We suggest Clean & Clear Oil-Free Dual Action Moisturizer ($5.99 at drugstore.com).
If you have sensitive skin, make sure you pick moisturizer that is fragrance-free and hypoallergenic. Pure moisturizers are best because they have fewer chemicals. Look at the ingredients because the fewer listed, the better. A good product for sensitive skin is is Jergens Sensitive Skin Relief Unscented Daily Moisturizer ($6.99 at drugstore.com).
SPF is one of the most important ingredients in your moisturizer. We suggest an SPF of at least 30 for everyone, but if you have pale skin or are exposed to a lot of sunlight on a daily basis pick on with SPF 45 or higher. Try Neutrogena Healthy Defense Daily Moisturizer SPF 50 with Helioplex ($13.99 at drugstore.com).
Did you select your moisturizer based on your skin type? What kind do you use?