Welcome back to Tip Tuesday:) Today’s post is all about how to be sure you’re using the best moisturizer for your skin.
Believe it or not changing your face lotion can have a huge impact on how well your makeup applies, lasts, and just the overall health of your skin. What I have done for my entire life has been: picking out a cheaper moisturizer at the drug store, bringing it home, using it until it was gone, and then starting the whole cycle over. I never really put much thought into what was in the lotion, what skin type it was best for, or really even if there was SPF in it at all.
Here are my best suggestions for you all to find the moisturizer that will work best for your skin:
- Use a moisturizer with SPF ever day. Your skin will thank you later:)
- If you are combination-oily or just very oily be sure you are using an oil-free gel formula and not a super thick cream.
- If you live in an area with extreme weather conditions (ie: cold, heat, high winds) be sure that use are getting your skin extra moisture.
- Your skin needs different moisturizers for the day and night so have two versions. Your skin needs help with protection during the day, but needs help repairing at night.
My best advise for those of you with very dry skin: Be sure that you are exfoliating before you apply your lotion to help it sink in deeper and give you more benefits. Use a good, rich cream to mositurise day and night.
For those of you with combination skin: Your skin may be oily in just one area because it is being washed to harshly or too frequently–think about your hair: the more you wash it the quicker it becomes oily; your skin does the same thing. Try using a more intense moisturizer to see if that helps you out. If you’re just oily anyway in the t-zone you may just need to be sure you have gel versions of your lotion, and keep powder or blotting sheets on you:)
Finally, those of my oily friends out there: If you get shiny and still have dryness or flaky patches you may be over exfoliating and irritating your skin. Best advise for you all would be to wash, exfoliate, and moisturize with gel/oil-free versions twice a day to help with the oiliness.
I hope this helps all of you out! I have lots of different skincare products and know way more than any normal person should know about it, so please feel free to ask questions below! I promise to answer them the best that I can:)