All moisturizers are not created equal. As Winter sets in and the air is cold and dry it can cause uncomfortable dryness to our skin that also causes it to look dull and lackluster in appearance. While it’s important to exfoliate weekly to help prevent dead skin cell buildup it’s also as important to keep your skin hydrated daily by switching up your products based on your skins needs and the season.
Guide to choosing the best moisturizer for your skin type
For Oily Skin
Switch to a creamy, hydrating cleanser that does not strip the skin of excess oil. While you may have used a lightweight lotion for oily skin during the summer months, it’s beneficial to your skin to switch to a richer formula with hyaluronic acid or glycerin in the winter. Also use a hydrating night treatment. This can be a product that multitasks like those with peptides and antioxidants to help firm the skin.
For Normal skin
Normal skin types may think they can get away with maintaining the same regimen the whole year, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. Switch to a cleanser that nourishes and moisturizes, such as an oil-based formula. Use a moisturizer with petrolatum, dimethicone or glycerin. For night treatments consider adding a retinol cream to help increase collagen production. I retail Glymedplus Retinol that has worked wonders on my skin. I highly suggest you trying it too. Contact me to purchase!
For Dry Skin
Dry skin should discontinue using any toners or oil-absorbing products that may have worked during the summer months. Instead, switch to a gentle moisturizing cleanser that can replace lipids and proteins lost during the cleansing process. Use a moisturizer with lipids that help fortify the skin barrier. Night treatments should include a hyaluronic acid serum to absorb water and plump the skin.
For Aging Skin
Use a mild, non-abrasive cleanser that contains glycerin, ceramides or hyaluronic acid to hydrate the skin. Replace any anti-aging serums with a thicker anti-aging lotion or cream. For added moisture, use a product with hyaluronic acid, shea butter or peptides. You may be using retinol, but everyday use can be drying during the winter. Using it every other day instead will benefit your skin better.