Moisturizers are incredibly important for the skin care because they promote hydration and health in general. It helps to rebuild a barrier that protects the skin after you cleanse it.
However, sometimes, it can become difficult to choose just the right moisturizer for your skin type. Choosing the ideal moisturizer for your skin type is crucial to obtain all the benefits your skin needs. We want you to be informed and understand that you might be using the incorrect moisturizers.
Keep reading you will find five signs you are doing it wrong.
Oil Based Formulas (Oily skin)
The main purpose of moisturizers is to keep your skin hydrated. On the contrary, of your current moisturizer is giving you that extra shine or makes you look like a greasy pan ready to pour your cake mix. Well, it is time to QUIT it. So, if you have oily skin, you must avoid oil-based formulas.
Look for products that contain these ingredients glycerine, dimethicone, and niacinaide such as our My Natural Beauty Lotion with SPF, which is an ultra-lightweight, virtually invisible natural sunscreen offering SPF 15 protection.
Ingredients that Clog Pores (Acne)
Moisturizers that make you breakout need to leave your life immediately. Usually thick, cream-based formulas increase oil and sebum to the skin, causing acne.
We suggest our Skin Lightening Serum for oily skin types as this light weight gel products sits on top of the skin rather than soaking into pores.
Avoid comedogenic ingredients because they might clog pores and look for ingredients that reduce acne instead such as salicylic acid and retinol. If you want to know a little bit more about this matter, this article may help you.
More Moisturization (Dry Patches)
If you are using moisturizers daily and you still have dry areas, you need to change your game and ditch that moisturizer right away. During the cold months, people with dry skin get drier when they are not prepared with a good moisturizer.
Look for moisturizers that are rich and help to lock in your body’s natural oils. Look for ingredients such as isopropyl palmitate, which reduces skin dryness and flaking, and cetyl alcohol, a fatty alcohol used for its lubricating and moisturizing properties.
You can find those ingredients in our Skin Beautifying Milk, a moisturizing body lotion that eliminates dry skin and dark spots to reveal an even skin tone.
Redness or Irritation
This is the most obvious sign if your moisturizers is giving you irritation, please stop use immediately. People with sensitive skin are the one most exposed and affected by this issue.
If this is your case, we recommend you to test new product first in other area of your body such as your elbow to make sure you do not have an allergic reaction.
Clear Essence offers a sensitive line for people with sensitive skin which includes Clear Essence Sensitive Line Skin Beautifying Milk. It is used for a full body even skin tone and moisturized glow.
Sun Spots and Discoloration
Moisturizers have nothing to do with sun spots and discoloration. These issues are caused by sun damage. If you begin to notice these matters in your skin, it might be time for you to upgrade to a skin care routine to better serve your complexion.
When using a moisturizer, it is key to acknowledge the signs your skin is giving you to continue use or change. Do not ignore them because it’d only worsen the issues you might have.