Skincare 101: How to Find The Right Moisturizer

With countless moisturizers out in the market, it’s quite daunting to choose one that will be perfect for your specific skin type and needs. There’s the drugstore variety, prescription-strength, and high-end formulations, plus all the other options in between. Additionally, since people’s skin types vary widely, it’s hard even to make a blanket recommendation.

To help you with this difficult decision, here’s a basic guide that might help you narrow down the ideal moisturizer for you:

Figure Out Your Skin Type

Every skin type will benefit from being moisturized, yes, even acne-prone, sensitive, and very oily skin types. The key to finding the most beneficial type is in the formulation. If you have dry skin, consider emollient-rich hydrating creams. If you have oily skin, go with an oil-free, lightweight, gel-type formula. If your skin is sensitive, stick with unscented and basic formulas. And if your skin is dehydrated, opt for moisturizers that contain humectants such as glycerin or hyaluronic acid, to effectively trap moisture in your skin. If you’re uncertain of your skin type, you probably have combination or normal skin. In this case, it’s best to start with multiuse moisturizers that can give you a bit of everything and go from there.

All-Natural or Scientifically Proven?

The most effective moisturizers are usually those that harness both the power of natural ingredients and scientifically proven skincare ingredients. Take the intensive night cream from Kedma Skincare Philippines for instance. It’s made up of retinol or vitamin A, one of the most widely studied and proven anti-aging ingredients, Dead Sea minerals, and various plant extracts and oils—a perfect blend of science and nature. The wrinkle-fighting powers of retinol combined with the natural minerals, plant extracts, and oils helps in keeping your skin soft, youthful, supple, firm and restoring your skin’s moisture balance.

Decide If You Need Anti-Aging Ingredients

woman applying moisturizer around her eyes

A moisturizer is a moisturizer to an extent, whether you are 22 years old or 65 years old. There are certain skincare ingredients famous for their anti-aging benefits, but they can likewise offer other benefits other than making your skin more youthful. For instance, retinol is hailed as the best wrinkle fighter but is also very useful for acne and acne scars. The thing to know about anti-aging is that it is never too early to start an anti-aging regimen, considering that you start with gentler formulations first and go from there.

Try It Out

You won’t know if your chosen moisturizer suits your skin type until you have used it religiously for at least a month. Provided that you didn’t experience an allergic reaction, stick it out to see its effects once your skin has had time to regenerate itself fully, which is around four to six weeks. It’s also vital to note that you might need to experiment with different moisturizers to find the perfect one for you. So if you’re having problems understanding the needs of your skin, hence, choosing a moisturizer that can address your specific issues, visit your dermatologist to help you out.