Demystifying the 5 Types of Moisturizers
One of the easiest ways to defy aging is to moisturize your skin well. Yes, something as simple as moisturizing regularly can not only take years off your face but can help prevent the development of new wrinkles and fine lines too.
The key is to moisturize day and night; ideally, right after you get out of the shower and before you go to bed.
However, if anti-aging is as easy as moisturizing, then why are most people still struggling with attaining seemingly perfect skin? Simple, because they are using the wrong type of moisturizer for their skin.
Here is how to pick the right moisturizer for your skin type, depending on the texture of the moisturizer itself:
Moisturizing mists are the lightest forms of moisturizers out there. They are water-based liquids, infused with vitamins and minerals to help you get that gorgeous glow with minimal effort. But are those enough to keep you moisturized all day long? No.
If you have VERY oily skin, you can get away with just spraying a mist to hydrate your skin but otherwise, mists are just for freshening up your skin.
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One of the most common types, lotions are light-weight moisturizers that are hydrating enough to be sufficient for daily moisturization and light enough to not leave a greasy, shiny feeling behind.
These are usually perfect for day time moisture for all skin types. However, you need to be careful and look for one that’s non-comedogenic and that doesn’t have artificial fragrance.
We recommend Scalisi Skincare Anti-Aging Moisturizer for two reasons: first, its texture is so light-weight and mousse-like that it’s perfect for all skin types, including sensitive skins. Secondly, it has SPF 30 in it which serves as an additional step to your anti-aging routine without the need of another product.
Serums are gel-like moisturizers that are intended to target specific skin concerns. There are a tonne of serums to choose from, depending on your specific skin requirement, be it a general glow boost or a treatment for melasma or acne scars.
Again, when choosing a serum for your skin, make sure that it does not contain any artificial fragrance, is non-comedogenic and does not contain any irritants.
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Creams are thick moisturizers, ideally for dry or aging, mature skin and more suitable for winters. These creams also serve to work as night creams, since they don’t contain SPF and are heavy duty enough to give your skin the ultimate boost of hydration while you get your beauty zzz’s.
We recommend Scalisi Skincare Advanced Wrinkle Cream, not only because it provides some intense nighttime hydration but because it’s two-peptide formulation works like a topical botox without the use of Retinols.
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- Facial Oils
A recent trend in the world of beauty, facial oils work to provide intense hydration to dry, mature skin. Some facial oils are suitable to oily skin too.
While it is one of the hottest beauty trends, there is still much speculation on the usability of the facial oils. If you do decide to use one, look for light-weight oil, with no heavy fragrance and start by using just a drop or two for your entire face.