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The Basics of Skin Moisturizing

Woman Moisturizing FaceThroughout the day, your skin experiences a wide variety of environmental conditions. In order to maintain a healthy, clean and clear skin tone, you must use a regimen that can not only fight adverse conditions, but also nourish and regenerate your skin. A moisturizing cream is an essential part of any skin care routine. However, different skin types react differently to various skin moisturizing formulas; it’s important that you select the right formula for your needs.

About Skin Types

There are different labels that professionals use to categorize the traits displayed by your skin. Each skin type has different characteristics and requires different types of moisturizing cream.

Dry skinlikely to experience rashes, redness and patches of itchy and scaly skin.

Oily skinoften displays a greasy sheen and is prone to acne and enlarged pores.

Combination skincan exhibit characteristics of both dry and oily skin. The nose, forehead and chin are often greasy, while the cheeks can have dryness.

Sensitive skintends to react to all but the gentlest skin care products. If you have this skin type, you may struggle with skin conditions like rosacea and psoriasis.

Normal skinexhibits no extremes. People with normal skin may have easily controlled blemishes or dry patches.

Choosing the Right Moisturizer

At Hale Cosmeceuticals, we believe that skin moisturizing is important for you no matter what skin type you exhibit. In addition, any time you are exposed to the sun, we recommend moisturizers with a sufficient SPF rating; an SPF rating of 30 is recommended. This list can help you determine which type of moisturizer to use:

Lotion—water is the main ingredient in this moisturizer, making this a light option that is perfect for oily skin types. Moisturizers designed for young skin often use this formulation, as oily skin is common during periods of fluctuating hormones.

Cream—a medium-thick moisturizer, this formulation works best for people with normal to combination skin. Creams can mix with a wide variety of targeted ingredients, making this the most common type of moisturizer for aging skin.

Ointment—the thickest type of moisturizer, often used by people with very dry skin. Ointments are also the most common carriers for medications, making this moisturizer widely used by people with challenging skin conditions.

At Hale Cosmeceuticals, we offer a full range of quality moisturizers to work with each of the skin types. No matter what your challenges are, we can help you choose one of our quality, American-made moisturizers. Contact us today to discuss your options and learn how to keep your skin beautiful, hydrated and healthy.

Call 800-951-7005 for more information.

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