How to Choose the Right Moisturiser

Entering any spa, salon, department store, drug store or even beauty boutique can leave your mind absolutely boggled by the different selections out there when it comes to moisturiser.

Just how do you know which one to choose?

Though a lot of us tend to choose our skin care products based on the price tag, when it comes to your moisturiser, this is definitely not the time to try to scrimp and save. Make sure that you choose the moisturiser that is appropriate for your skin type and your needs.

Tinted Moisturiser

Let’s start off with a moisturiser that may very well be suitable for all skin types out there. If you are not a big fan of wearing foundation and want light coverage, then a tinted moisturiser may fit the bill. A tinted moisturiser will offer you very light coverage, so it will help even out your skin tone. If you have noticeable blemishes, large pores, or sensitive skin however, this product may not be right for you.

Gel Moisturiser

For anyone with oily skin, a gel moisturiser may be just what you are looking for. The gel moisturizers that are on the market today provide your skin with hydration without them making your skin look greasy and oily. It’s also fantastic when worn underneath makeup, including foundation and cover up.

Lotion Moisturisers

Lotion-types of moisturisers are slightly heavier and more hydrating than gels, which makes them a perfect choice for anyone who has normal and non-problematic skin. A lot of the lotions are also oil free, so you can use it on combination or even oily skin in a pinch.

As lotions are a bit more light weight, they also tend to be the preferred type of moisturiser for anyone with sensitive or easily irritable skin.

Cream Moisturisers

These are the thickest, most hydrating moisturisers of them all! Cream moisturisers are a must for anyone who has dry skin. It can be rather hard to find a cream moisturiser that can be worn under makeup, but they do exist so be sure to try out different kinds until you find one that is right for you.

Cream moisturisers are also great as night time creams. These are heavier moisturisers that will hydrate dry, normal, combination and even sensitive skin overnight. Cream moisturisers are not, in general, recommended for those with oily skin as they can clog pores and make your skin even more oily.

Final thoughts…

Not only is there the type of moisturiser to consider, but you also have to think of any other additional “features” you would like to come along with it. Do you want an organic moisturiser? Fragrance-free? You most certainly want to choose a moisturiser with an SPF of 30 or more (if your moisturiser that you are using does not have an SPF of 30 or higher, apply it overtop of your moisturiser before putting on makeup).

You can also choose moisturisers based on your age. Teenagers with acne-prone skin need to focus more on buying oil-free products than women with drier, more mature skin who are in their late 50s.