How To Use Moisturizer On Your Face

How To Use Moisturizer On Your Face

Skin Care can be one of the most confusing things in life especially in Kenya as the Skincare market in Kenya is filled with many options when it comes to skincare products. While a Google search may tell you it’s OK to embrace essential oils, your friends could simultaneously warn you that you’re doing it all wrong, finding the right way to us a moisturizer on your face can be a battle.

So we did some research  on the proper ways to use moisturizer on your face. From knowing your skin type to reading between the ingredient lines, here’s what you need to know on how to use moisturizer on your face.

You should be using a moisturizer based on your skin type.
One of the first mistakes people make when using products on their skin is using a product that doesn’t necessarily fit their skin type. “Most of our clients will say they have sensitive skin. But, if you are unsure, determining your type is easy by examining how your skin feels at the end of the day. Look to see if your T-zone is dry, oily or somewhat normal.

Those suffering from dry skin problems are prone to having slightly allergic skin, and such people shouldn’t use conventional moisturizers they can use our fairtone plus cream that’s meant for dry skin because of the harm chemicals can have on the fragile surface. While using an oil-based moisturizing cream is terrible for acne-prone skin. So to avoid a skincare blunder, follow these guidelines:

Oily Face: Look for lotions instead of creams, that have exfoliating ingredients, such as lactic glycolic and salicylic acids likr our forever bright moisturizer made for just oily skin.

Dry Face: Definitely find a cream,there is more oil in a cream, therefore it is a thicker substance and more moisturizing. The greater the oil content, the better absorption through the skin barriers to hydrate the tissue.

Combination: While Dr. Lain believes this is the hardest skin type to find products for,lotions with no acids, something bland such as Cetaphil, Cerave, Aveeno, Neutrogena, or Lubriderm.

Normal:People with normal skin to put a very thin layer of ointment on at night,this will help protect you against the forces of nature.

Your surrounding climate impacts your skin, too.
Whether it’s hot, dry or windy, how to use moisturizer on your face should be based on the climate as well the next time you pick up some moisturizer. For those of you in the chilly, polar vortex parts of the country (who are not acne prone!), try an ointment.A moisturizer gets readily absorbed, but an ointment leaves an extra layer of protection.

If it’s humid, swapping your lightweight moisturizer for a gel like our forever bright gel , which is more hydrating,a gel formulation won’t make you look too oily if you start to break a sweat.” And finally, for those super dry places, a cream would be good to use, but also using gentle soaps in the shower without exfoliants are helpful, while a cold humidifier in your bedroom at night can help your skin retain the moisture.”

What About SPF? 
On how to use a moisturizer on your face we can’t refuse to mention spf there are two types of damaging sun rays: UVA, which are responsible for aging the skin; and UVB, which are responsible for burning it — the SPF number on a bottle of sunscreen only gives a guide for how much UVB protection the product offers. The only way you’ll really know if your sunscreen combats UVA rays is if it states so on the bottle.

Another myth,you don’t have to use a different moisturizer from your sunscreen. Sunscreens already add moisture to your skin because of their ingredients and if you have oily skin, you may want to skip the separate moisturizer.If you have to put both on, apply SPF first and let it settle before you put on your lotion or cream.

When testing a new moisturizer, be cautious.
We all have those moments when we buy some new skincare product and want to rub it all over our bodies. However, that could lead to unwanted breakouts and some horror-inducing rashes. If you’re trying out a new moisturizer, test it on your forearm first give it two weeks before you decide.

One more important thing to consider is how the moisturizers are marketed.Even if a product’s label says that it is hypoallergenic, it still might contain something to which you’re allergic. Make sure to read the ingredients before you buy, to avoid waste and misuse.

Finally, is it really better to moisturise while your face is still wet?

The best time to really apply is after toning, “as your skin is primed to receive the maximum benefits.”

So there you have it, the basics on how to use moisturiser on your face. If you ever find that your face is more irritated than usual, you should consult a doctor.

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