If you aren’t using a face cream or moisturizer, you’re seriously missing out. You might even be damaging your skin. Proper face cream usage keeps your stratum corneum from dying out. This helps prevent drying and even wrinkles. I know what you’re probably thinking. “Every time I use a face cream, I break out.” Maybe, but that’s probably because you’re not taking your skin type into account. So, let’s dive in and review the different skin types.
If you have normal skin, it typically means that you have a balance of dryness and oil. You might still have a few problem areas, but overall, your skin will be pretty even. When choosing the right face cream, look for something more lightweight. Maybe something that contains Cyclomethicone. This will help you keep the equilibrium of your skin.
Combination Skin Type
If you have combination skin type skin, you will have a few things going on with your skin, requiring different kinds of care.
For example, your “T-zone” might be oily while your cheeks and chin are dry. So, it’s very important to pay attention to the different areas of your face and the different needs. Maybe try a cream that is lightweight, and applying more to the dryer areas of your face.
The dry skin type is just what it sounds like. You probably have flaky or even itchy skin. This can cause redness and other issues. Not to mention, it can make your makeup look uneven. When looking for a face cream that works for dry skin, find creams that have ingredients like jojoba oil or even shea butter. This will help you combat the dryness better than other options.
You guessed it! This skin type typically looks shiny and oily. This skin type can also be prone to more breakouts. Try finding a face cream that mentions “oil control,” and try not to use moisturizers that have a lot of oil—such as coconut oil.
Sensitive skin can be very tricky and can mean a lot of trial and error. Unless you know what bothers your skin. People with sensitive skin can break out in hives, get puffy, or even red when a product that your skin doesn’t like is applied.
Be sure to look for face cream or moisturizer that says “sensitive skin” or read reviews for that particular product to see what people with sensitive skin have to say. If you know what ingredients bother your skin, then be sure to watch for those. Many people with sensitive skin like to go the hypoallergenic route too, but it really depends on your preference.
Some face creams even contain a little bit of sunscreen — an added bonus to help protect you from the sun! Be sure as you’re shopping for your face cream, that you double and triple check what’s in it. This will help your skin thrive!