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Choosing a Good Moisturiser for Your Skin


Choosing a Good Moisturiser for Your Skin

Wandering the skin care aisles for moisturisers can be confronting.  There are so many choices that it can be very difficult to know which one is the right one for your skin. There are an assortment of face creams, body and facial moisturisers, anti-aging ingredients and sunscreens. Lotions for dry skin as well as oily skin and not to forget those for normal skin.

How do you know what moisturizer is best for you? Here are some strategies to help choose the right moisturizer for giving your skin.

Creams, Lotions, or Ointments?

No matter what type of skin you have, picking a choosing a moisturiser is a must.
The thicker moisturisers are for the itchy and drier skins. Creams that are thinner are good for normal skin. Lotions are the lightest where water is their main ingredient are great for oily skin.

Moisturising products summarised:

Sun protection:

A moisturiser with a sun screen is very important, no matter your skin type. It is a good idea to get one that is oil- and fragrance-free.


Antioxidants help neutralize free radicals and therefore are very important to help any skin type look glowing and healthy. Examples of these include moisturisers with green tea, pomegranate, chamomile and liquorice root extract.

Oily or acne-prone skin:

Alpha-hydroxy acids are anti-aging.  They are also good for oily or acne prone skin.  If you're prone to acne, you'll want to look for a facial moisturizer that won't clog pores.

Dry skin:

For dry skin, it is a good idea to look for a heavier moisturizer with ingredients such as hyaluronic acid and dimethicone, which help keep skin hydrated.

Sensitive skin:

Use a hypoallergenic and fragrance-free moisturizer.


There are many more natural products on the market that will help with eczema.  You can talk to your health professional about some of these options.

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