Is your skin not giving enough energy and you’re just there feeling the dryness and dehydration? We can relate. Aside from the terrible flaky texture that dry skin often gives, it’s not healthy to let it stay that way. That is why, naturally, we would look for the best moisturiser to add to our skincare routine. What other things should we look out for when choosing your moisturiser and how do you apply it correctly? This and more when you read our article.
Facial Serums vs Facial Moisturisers
With cleansers, serums, wrinkle creams, and essences, it’s hard to keep track of the amount of anti-ageing skincare products available. But when you consider skin type and concerns, we’re often lost as to the products that our skin really needs.
For most of us, serums and moisturisers are holy grail items in both our night and day skin routine. Do you think you need both? If so, which one should come first and how often? Also, what’s the difference, since some products such as Germaine De Capuccini’s hyaluronic acid serum are already hydrating and moisture-induced?
Serums address many skin concerns from the early signs of skin ageing to dryness and acne breakouts. They are a bit on the expensive side but because of their potent ingredients, a drop can already do a lot. They’re lighter whereas you’ll find moisturisers to be creamy and thicker. Compared to serums, the best moisturisers for dry skin also tend to have larger molecules.
Should I Moisturiser My Face Every Day?
It certainly helps to have a routine and no skincare routine would be complete without the best moisturiser. But besides locking in moisture, there are a few things to remember if you want to have the best results.
- Make sure that you have clean skin. Apply moisturiser only after washing your face so you’ll still be moisturised post-wash. Additionally, applying it to slightly damp skin locks in moisture throughout the day.
- Take the time to lightly exfoliate your face which would help you clear it of the dead skin. This way, a moisturising product will be able to penetrate deeply and absorb moisture for your face.
- Don’t forget the neck and decolletage in your application, especially if you’re also targeting early signs of ageing. For best results, try our luxury rich cream formulated for fragile skin on the neck and decolletage. If you want to prevent further damage from overexposure to the sun, this is the cream for you.
- Choose a moisturiser that works best for your skin type. Every skin type needs to moisturise. Feeling oily or too dewy? Don’t get excited just yet. Oily skin doesn’t necessarily mean hydrated or moisturised. It could actually be a reaction that means you’re skin is getting dry. In this case, you need balance which you’ll only get with the best moisturiser for oily, dry or all skin types.
When in doubt, ask professional skincare advice. It goes a long way in getting a beautiful skin journey filled with real results.
What to Avoid When Trying to Get The Best Moisturiser
We’ve been using moisturisers for such a long time that you’d think it was the most basic and simplest of all skin products. Just one squeeze, slap and rub enough to cover your face, you’ll wake up weeks later with a more radiant, glowing, and deeply moisturised face.
It’s not as easy as that.
While some moisturising products end up being subpar and not really worth the cart checkout, there could also be something wrong with your routine. For maximum benefits, there are a lot of ways to use your moisturiser correctly regardless of the product’s formulation:
1. Do a Patch Test
There’s not one person in the world who won’t benefit from moisturising. But before updating your moisturising products and routine, try to do a patch test. You can do this by testing the product at the back of your hand, applying a pea-sized amount on the inner arm. This is the part of your hand where the skin is thinner. Check for signs of a bad reaction after a day or two.
2. Check the Ingredients
When choosing any skincare product, it’s important to check the label for ingredients that might be irritating or even allergic to some people such as salicylic acid, glycolic acid, lactic acid, and chemical exfoliants.
3. Layer Your Skincare
Start layering your products in a healthy order and get used to it. Applying face skin products can be detrimental to how well they would work for you. As a general rule, you should start with the lightest ones then work your way towards the thicker, creamier products.
By layering products with your moisturiser, there will be better absorption of the thinner products.
Your dermatologist or a skin expert might have a different take, depending on what your skin concerns are, so don’t forget to get that professional advice as well.