How To Find The Right Winter Moisturiser For Your Skin Type?
Have you been on the search for the perfect moisturiser for a while? Do you seem to find one that you think will work and then you’re disappointed as you wake up with dry skin?
It is so important for you to know what your skin needs and what you can do in order for it feel rejuvenated and look its best.
It can be an overwhelming experience when you want to moisturise your skin, so you walk down the relevant aisle and you’re surrounded by so many different creams, ointments and lotions. How should you choose the right one for you?
Don’t become clouded by the opinion that the most expensive moisturiser is the best for you, this won’t be the case as every skin type is different, so don’t spend too much money on something that may or may not work; it really is trial and error.
- Know the skin you’re in
There are four basic types of skin; oily, dry, combination and normal.
If you have oily skin, it means that you probably have an overproduction of sebum, which gives an extra visible layer on the surface of your skin. You should be aware that even though your skin appears oily, it is more than likely simultaneously dehydrated, which means that it’s lacking water.
Dry skin means that there is a lack of hydration and moisture. This isn’t just due to one problem, there are two parts to this issue. Your skin doesn’t have the right amount of water and as well as that, it doesn’t have enough of a lipid barrier!
Combination skin is that you’re noticing your skin is both dry and oily, but on different parts of your face. If you struggle with combination skin, you’ll more than likely have dry cheeks but an oily T-zone.
If you have normal skin, you’ve got the uncommon gene, and you’re lucky for it! You have a balanced complexion, and that means that it’s neither oily nor dry.
- What are you skins triggers?
Once you’ve figured out your skin type, you need to realise what your skins triggers are, so you can cause adverse reactions.
If you know you’ve got sensitive skin, there is a list of ingredients to avoid.
– Sodium Lauryl Sulfate
– Astringent Essential Oils
– Synthetic Fragrances
These are known to give adverse reactions in sensitive skin, and they’re likely to cause irritation when mixed with other ingredients, which could be hiding in your serums or cleansers.
- Do a patch test
Now that you’ve gone through everything and potentially found the right moisturiser for you, you should then do a patch test to ensure you don’t get a reaction.
Just simply get a couple of moisturisers together, whether that’s minis or samples and use them as patch tests. You do this by putting a tiny bit of moisturiser on the back of your hand and wait 24 hours to see if you get a reaction, if you don’t… happy shopping, if you do, then you can repeat the process with another moisturiser.