Moisturizer should be an essential component of any skincare regimen. But you can get the most from your moisturizer if you:
Hale Cosmeceuticals gives you quick guide for selecting the right product combinations to replenish and maintain proper skin hydration as you work toward healthier, younger-looking skin.
The absolute essentials to any proper skincare routine include cleansing and moisturizing. To sufficiently replenish hydration after a day of exposure to the elements, you need to make sure you get the right formula for your skin type.
As a general rule:
However, there is some “play” with these rules. For instance:
|Skin Type||Factor||Moisturizer Recommendation||Recommended Products|
|Dry/Combination||Humid summer climate||Switch to water-based lotion||· Soft Finishing Moisturizer|
|Dry||Arid summer climate||Continue with oil-based cream||· H2 Rapid Diffusion Therapy Cream|
|Combination||Arid summer climate||May opt to alternate cream and lotion, usually cream at night for deep hydration, lotion during the day under sunscreen and makeup|
|Sensitive skin||Must identify irritants in order to determine best moisturizer type|
New skincare technologies can also simplify moisturizer selection. Rather than switching moisturizers because of the season/weather, you may simply look for a balanced formula with the most potent ingredients for moisture replenishment and/or moisture locking, such as:
However, to find the right moisturizer, you do have to know your skin type. If you’re not sure, take our Personal Skin Assessment.
Once you’ve found the right moisturizer, you can look for other serums and treatments to enhance the effects of your moisturizer. The products you want will depend on your skincare goals.
Some of the most common moisturizer boosters include:
|Skincare Technology||Skincare Goal||How It Works||Products|
|Antioxidants||Skin repair, anti-aging||Antioxidants, like Vitamins A, C and E, neutralize free radicals that damage the natural composition of proteins and other components of the dermal matrix.||· O.R.A.C. Lifting Complex|
|Anti-inflammatory||Reduced redness and sensitivity||There are a number of ingredients that interfere with the inflammatory response, helping to soothe skin and reduce redness, itching and sensitivity||· Royal Silhouette Serum|
Many moisturizer compliments can be used all over the face and neck, while others are intended as spot treatments. Always follow the application directions to ensure you get the best results.