3 Factors in Choosing a Moisturizer

skin moisturizerNo matter what your skin type might be, a moisturizer is likely a necessity for your daily skin care regimen. This is especially the case during the fall and winter months when even the supplest of skin can become dry and itchy. Choosing a moisturizer is no easy task when you consider the massive number of products available today. However, you can streamline your selection process by considering just three key factors in selecting the formulation that will fit your skin type and your needs best.

Is it right for your skin?

Like snowflakes, no two individuals are identical, and that goes for their skin type as well. Your skin may be dry, oily or showing signs of aging. No matter what your concerns might be, the right moisturizer is an essential step in maintaining your healthy glow. This is particularly true when treating the delicate skin of the face because problems with the skin can show up much earlier here than in other areas. That makes the initial step of identifying your skin type essential to a successful skin care program.

What is your skin type?

You might recognize one of these categories when it comes to identifying your skin type:

Oily Skin

Are you prone to breakouts and do you sport a shine by the end of the day? If so, you probably want to look for a lighter moisturizer for your oily skin that will add hydration without clogging pores or weighing down the skin.

Normal Skin

This skin type can win with many different types of moisturizer formulations, but that doesn’t mean you should choose your products without a second thought. If you want to achieve the greatest results, you want to stick with medical-grade products that provide the highest concentrations of the most effective ingredients for soft, supple skin any time of year.

Dry Skin

This skin type loses hydration quickly, and the results are noticeable. In addition to feeling like sandpaper, this skin type will show imperfections like fine lines much faster. The key to restoring hydration is to opt for thicker formulations that lock in the moisture for long-lasting results.

Does it have the right ingredients?

Once you have identified your correct skin type, you can begin to consider the ingredients in the mix to ensure the moisturizer you choose will have the desired effect. Proven emollients like glycerin and squalene provide the lubrication the skin needs to maintain its soft, supple appearance. Individuals with particularly dry skin may require emollients as well as protective antioxidant ingredients that protect the skin from further damage even while the necessary hydration occurs.

In addition to containing the right ingredients, the best moisturizers will include the necessary concentrations to produce the greatest possible effect. This means looking for pharmaceutical-grade formulations that will provide what you need to achieve real results.

Choosing the Best Possible Products

At Dermacare Laser & Skin Care Clinics, we offer a variety of medical-grade skin care lines that allow us to help all our patients look and feel their best, regardless of their skin type or concerns. That includes our signature skin care products that offer the highest level of ingredient formulations. This product line includes a featherweight moisturizer for oily skin types, as well as a heavier moisturizer designed to meet the needs of the driest complexion. Our team of professionals can help you determine which product will provide you with the best results.

Don’t head into the fall season lamenting your dry, dull skin tone. Our moisturizers can add the hydration you need to sport a health glow all year long. To learn more about our products, contact Dermacare Laser & Skin Care Clinics in San Diego at 858-943-2443 or in Carlsbad at 760-472-5088.