On a scale of 1 – 10, how smooth is your skin? If you wiped your hand across your forehead, would there be a noticeable streak of oil on your fingertips? No matter what type of skin you have – dry, oily, sensitive or a combination of those – daily facial moisturizing not only helps protects your skin but also prevents signs of premature aging.
Type of Skin
Dry skin. Your skin dries out when it is stripped of essential fatty oils which leaves it dry, itchy and flaky. The most common causes are external factors such as cold weather and harsh chemicals in cosmetics. Sometimes dry skin is genetics-based.
Oily skin. The body produces natural oils that help hydrate the skin and keep your skin healthy. Excess oil in the skin can cause blemishes and breakouts.
Combination skin. This is where some parts of your face are oily, some are dry and it’s usually around your T-zone area, the start of your forehead down to your chin.
Sensitive skin. You might have sensitive skin if certain products you use cause irritation, burning, redness or tightness. Sensitive skin can be caused by overly dry skin, excessive exposure to the sun, wind, cold or heat.
Moisture: The best time for you to moisturize is right after you shave. If you shave in the morning or at night, any time of day you should always moisturize immediately after. You will want to find a product that is non-comedogenic, scent free and hypoallergenic, if you are prone to having allergic reactions to certain lotions.
Sun Protection: Using sunblock daily will protect your skin from the sun’s UV rays, keeps proteins in your skin, and prevents wrinkles, sun spots and age spots from forming. Look for moisturizers that have an SPF of 15 or higher.
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REN’s Matte Balancing Fluid (Deal!).