Moisturising is the one step in your beauty routine which you should never miss. Moisturised skin is important for a healthy-looking glow, but using the wrong moisturiser for your skin type could make skin problems worse. Every skin type needs varying amounts of both hydration and moisture. If you choose a cream which is too heavy you could develop breakouts, or pick one which is too light and you might be facing dry skin and more wrinkles. Finding the right facial moisturiser for your skin type can be a challenge, but luckily, we’re here to help you make the right choice for every skin type and concern.
So which moisturiser should I choose? Firstly you need to distinguish what skin type you have. Factors like age, location, hormones, stress levels, make-up use, and sleep all contribute to the condition of your skin. In general, skin types fall into one of five categories: normal, oily, dry, combination, or sensitive. Once you’ve determined what kind you have, you’re well on your way to getting optimum results with the best corresponding organic and vegan moisturiser.
Indicators: is shiny with large pores and appears greasy especially in the T-Zone.
If you’re scared that adding moisturiser to your skin care routine will only serve to make the problem worse, you needn’t worry. Skin often produces extra oil due to dryness, so moisturising can help reduce oil if you use the right kind. Control your oily skin by choosing a lightweight moisturiser. We recommend: Safflower & Nettle Face Cream.
Indicators: Your skin has almost invisible pores and can look dull, flaky, rough, or generally tight.
Dry skin is often caused by harsh winter conditions. The combination of cold, dry air outside and heated air inside can leave skin parched and damaged. Air conditioning can also dehydrate and age your skin. Often appearing flaky and feeling tight and uncomfortable, dry skin needs hydration. Quench your thirsty skin with the right kind of moisturiser. Our Almond & Rosehip Face Cream is a rich nourishing cream which is perfect for dry skin.
Indicators: An oily T-zone (that’s your forehead, nose, and chin) alongside drier skin on the cheeks.
It can be hard to find the right facial moisturiser when you have combination skin. Opt for a lightweight moisturiser and concentrate on the areas that need it most. We recommend our Safflower & Nettle Face Cream or Linden Blossom Face cream, apply more moisturiser to the dryer areas such as cheeks and jaw line and less to the oily T-zone.
Indicators: has a good balance of moisture, small pores, no or few imperfections a radiant complexion and an even tone with no flaking or sheen.
Though normal skin is one of the easiest types to care for, it’s also one of the first skin types to show signs of aging. So it’s still important to use some anti-aging and hydrating products in your skincare routine. We recommend Linden Blossom Face Cream.
Indicators: your skin easily flushes, gets irritated or inflamed, or is itchy and dry. It may react when using a new product. You may also experience conditions such as eczema or rosacea.
The first step to protecting sensitive skin is by using a gentle, natural and organic, cream-based moisturiser, which can help lock in moisture and protect your skin. We Recommend our Almond & Rosehip Face Cream, it is probably wise to purchase a sample size first and always remember to do a patch-test when trying new products.
Indicators: As we age, skin becomes drier and fine lines and wrinkles appear.
Start using a rich, nourishing moisturiser that contains antioxidants and anti-aging ingredients, that will help your skin retain moisture and give it a more youthful appearance.
We recommend our five star rated Multi-Vitamin Age-Defence Face Cream, which is packed to the rafters with anti-aging ingredients such as: hyaluronic acid, CoQ10, Rosehip Oil, Seabuckthorn Berry, to name but a few!
Try doing a little facial massage when applying your face cream, you will really notice a difference!
Start at your forehead sweeping the hands upwards towards your scalp. Next gently press into the eye, temple, and cheekbone area, and finish by gently massaging into skin of the jaw and neck in an upward motion. Remember to always be gentle with your skin, you should never tug or use pulling motions that might cause wrinkling or sagging of the skin.
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