Moisturisers for Dry Skin:
If you have dry, dull skin – a hearty moisturiser can be a life saver. Look out for hydrating creams that boast ingredients including shea butter, jojoba oil, vitamins and other skin helping agents like antioxidants.
If your skin is very dry, a day moisturiser may be not enough – make sure you include hydrating products in both your day and night skincare.
Moisturisers for Sensitive Skin:
If you have sensitive skin, go for a moisturiser that is fragrance-free as the ingredients that create scents may irritate your skin.
Look out for products that state the ingredients are hypoallergenic or suitable for sensitive skin.
Moisturisers for Normal Skin:
If you have normal skin, even the most basic moisturiser will do the trick for your skin.
To keep skin hydrated and supple all year long, make sure your winter moisturiser is richer and the one you use in the summer is lighter.
Moisturisers for Blemish Prone Skin:
If you have problem skin, the moisturiser you should go for will depend on how severe your blemishes are.
If your condition is serious, it is best for your dermatologist to prescribe you the correct skincare product. Generally, if you have blemish prone skin, look out for moisturisers that are lightweight and with ingredients such as salicylic acid.
The lighter your moisturiser, the less likely your pores will be clogged. If you feel that adding a moisturiser to your beauty regime makes your skin greasy, it may not be the right product for you. Try using a hydrating serum or overnight mask instead.
Moisturisers for Oily Skin:
Depending on how oily your skin is, a daily moisturiser may not be right for you. If you need to combat the oily glow with blotting paper several times a day, consider using a hydrating gel or overnight serum instead of a day moisturiser.
Gels have a lighter formula, so they can help to mattify the glow and won’t make your skin look greasy. If your skin is not severely oily, you can benefit from a good daily moisturiser. Look out for one that has a light consistency, regulates the natural balance of your skin and doesn’t clog your pores.
Moisturisers for Combination Skin
If you have combination skin, use a heavier moisturiser only on parts of your skin that need that extra hydration boost, and use a lighter one for the rest of your skin, for example, the T-zone. Having said that, make sure you incorporate hydrating products into your night skincare routine as well.