Feb 11, 2011

The Best Moisturizer For Your Skin

Moisturizers are one of the most important skin care products on the market. These super products provide your skin with added hydration, make your skin more resilient and pliable, even out skin tone, soften texture and mask imperfections. It's no wonder every cosmetic company on the planet has launched a moisturizer which makes finding the perfect one that much harder. That being said, here are some quick tips to remember when selecting a facial moisturizer:


Establish your skin type:

Normal/Combination: Medium pores, smooth even texture and prone to breakouts occasionally. Dryness in the cheeks is common while the t-zone may be oily.

Oily: Shiny skin with fairly enlarged pores. Prone to breakouts and blackheads.


Dry: Skin that's prone to flaking, red patches and wrinkles. You'll notice that this skin type will be very tight after cleansing.


Sensitive: Typically fair complexions but the skin is very thin and delicate looking. Prone to rashes, irritation and flushes very easily.


Once you've determined your skin type, search for products created to match it. Most products on the market will specify what demographic they're targeting (for example, Anti-Aging Serums or Sensitive Skin Moisturizer) so it makes it a bit easier to find what you're looking for. I have, though, compiled a list of a few of my faves:


Clinique Youth Surge SPF 15 Age Decelerating Moisturizer: This product is brilliant for both normal/combo skin as well as dry. Because it's never to early begin an
anti-aging regimen, this product makes it easy since it does it without that extra step of a serum. It has many youth-extending agents but still provides your skin with the best possible moisturizer as well as an SPF. I highly recommend it!


Epicuren Aloe Vera Gel: This is an amazing solution for oily skin. It works because it doesn't leave a residue behind, making your foundation or beauty products stick to your skin and NOT your
moisturizer. (You'll be less oily during the day.) It's made of 100% pure whole leaf aloe and calms irritated or reddened skin. This product has a lot of hype and it's definitely well deserved!


Aromatherapy Associates Tripe Rose Renewing Moisturizer: By far the best scented, most luxurious moisturizer for sensitive skin on the market. (It's hard to come by so if you're interested let me know.) Don't be swayed by the name because it's actually quite nice and light. The scent is created by a blend of three different roses and contains rosehip and red marine algae. I am absolutely in love with it and will recommend this to anyone who has sensitive skin.


Tell me, what are you using for a moisturizer? Anything that's working wonders for you?

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  2. Thanks to you and your tips, I now use the right moisturizer for me! You're just smashing!! I've been using Avon's Solutions AM & PM, they are really good. xo

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  3. Thanks Bronwen! I am a huge fan of Avon and so glad to hear that you found something that works for you!

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Thanks for the love!...XO Christina

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