There is a lot of hype around moisturizers, but is it really necessary to use a moisturizer? Many experts agree that moisturizing your skin properly is indeed essential for both men and women. When your skin is dehydrated, it’s more susceptible to damage and less able to repair and regenerate itself. During the winter time, it is especially important to moisturize your skin because of the harsh winter weather. Those who have sensitive and dry skin will need to focus on moisturizing even more to combat dry and irritated skin during the winter.

No matter what your skin type is, it is important to start a daily moisturizing care regime. Those with oily skin still need to moisturize. A person with oily skin may have enough oil, but that does not mean their skin is properly hydrated. There are moisturizing products designed just for those with oily types. They are light and help to trap moisture into the skin and allow the skin to absorb moisture from the air. You could look for ‘oil-free’ on the label. Also, a moisturizer labeled ‘noncomedogenic’ means that it has ingredients shown not to clog pores.

When skin is properly moisturized, it will appear supple and soft. This can help to prevent or lessen wrinkles and fine lines. It is important to moisturize with a moisturizer that is designed for your type, whether you have oily, dry, combination, acne prone or mature skin. Men also can moisturize and many product companies are beginning to advertise for that market. If you are unsure of where to start, try going to a speciality store and asking for advice. There are a lot of moisturizing products out there and it can often be overwhelming, especially when you are trying to narrow it down to skin type.

It is important to purchase a skin care product that is designed for your skin type because it will contain ingredients that will benefit your particular type of skin. Products for dry skin will often be stronger and geared toward those with rough patches and flaky skin. Beyond choosing the right product for your skin type, you may also consider using a day cream and a night cream. A day cream (can be found based on skin type) will coat your skin and protect it throughout the day. A night cream has specific active ingredients to help with skin rejuvenation. Some moisturizing creams may also contain SPF for day time use. These products will lightly coat the skin and help to keep moisture in while offering a light layer of SPF protection. After you’ve found a moisturizer that works well for you, try to remember to use it daily for best results.

Source by Johnny David Lee

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