Moisturizers: Which One is right for your skin type?

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How to choose the right face moisturizer for your skin type. The first step to finding a great moisturizer is knowing your skin type. Here are some tips and products to get you started.

1. Oily Skin: Skin feels greasy, pores appear larger or visible. Your skin will appear shiny by midday. Stay away from moisturizers wi…th mineral oil, vitamin E, lanolin or petrolatum. They can clog your pores and cause acne.
You might like these moisturizer:
Kiehl’s Sodium PCA Oil-Free Moisturizer $18,
Origins Zero Oil $18,
Olay All Day Moisture Lotion SPF 15 $9
Bobbi Brown Oil Control Lotion SPF 15 $45

2. Dry Skin: Skin feel tight and dry after washing. May feel itchy or appear flaky throughout the day. Look for a product that’s enriched with petroleum based products like lanolin, paraffin wax, palm wax, mineral oil, petroleum jelly.
Try these:
Neutrogena Healthy Skin Moisturizer $9
L’Oréal Nutrissime Reactivating Dry Skin Cream $16
Origins Nourishing Face Lotion $42
Bobbi Brown Hydrating Face Cream $50

3. Combination Skin: Skin has both oily and dry patches. T-zone(forehead, nose & chin) is oily compared to cheeks that are usually dry. Use a moisturize that softens dry areas and de-shines oily areas.
Try one of the following moisturizer for combination skin:
Origins Balanced Diet $25
Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream $25
Olay Complete UV Protective Moisture Cream SPF 15 $8

4. Sensitive Skin: Skin feels dry and itchy. Can have allergic reaction easily to perfumes, cosmetics. use products that are perfume free, contain sunscreen agents and plant based soothing ingredients.
Try these:
Olay Complete UV Protective Moisture Cream SPF 15, Sensitive Skin $8
Eucerin’s facial moisturizer $10
Origins Mega-Mushroom Skin Relief $61

5. Best Age Defying products:
Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream $21
Origins Youthtopia $48
Avon Anew Ultimate Age Repair Day Cream SPF 25 $19
Vichy Normaderm Anti-Imperfection Hydrating Care $21

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