What Kind Of Lotion Is Good For Your Face?

What Kind Of Lotion Is Good For Your Face?

There are thousands of lotions in the skin care market and understandably it can be confusing and difficult to know which one is right for you. Lotions and moisturizers cater to different skin types. They also have different consistencies. Some come with SPF and some do not. Others provide coverage while others don’t. Find out which lotion you should be using and why.

1. Identify Your Skin Type

The lotion you use on your face should match your skin type. Drier skin types need nourishment in the form of humectants and lipids. Combination skin and oilier skin types typically can benefit from oil-free or mattifying products that keep oiliness and shine at bay. Sensitive skin can became easily upset and is most compatible with products that don’t contain fragrance, alcohol or dyes.

2. Decide On A Consistency

Lotions come in a variety of consistencies ranging from lightweight to thick creams. Since oily skin already features excess oil, a gel or gel-cream might be more compatible with your skin type as it doesn’t add extra oiliness. Many people also like a more lightweight consistency in summer months when temperatures are more humid. If someone has drier skin, a thicker consistency may be better and provide hydration and nourishment, especially during the colder months.

“Products with oil are excellent for dry skin,” says Garnier consulting dermatologist Dr. Diane Madfes. “Oil decreases transepidermal water loss keeping the barrier intact. An intact barrier protects skin from daily insults like dirt, pollution and free radical damage. Our skin is made of lipids. As we age our lipid production decreases and the skin becomes drier. Dry skin looks older as you can see wrinkles. Skin that retains moisture is healthier-looking.”

3. What Time Of Day Is It?

If you’re applying moisturizer during in the morning before you head out for the day, SPF is crucial. Sun damage accounts for most of our skin’s aging process. You should wear a broad spectrum SPF of 15 or higher every single day, rain or shine. If you’re applying lotion on your face before going to bed SPF is of course not necessary so you likely will have a different lotion for your day and nighttime routine.

4. Do You Need To Conceal Your Skin?

There are lotions and moisturizers that can help your skin look more even-toned and hide blemishes, dullness and dark spots. Garnier SkinActive 5-in-1 Miracle Skin Perfector BB Cream can help your skin look more even can add radiance to your complexion. It’s a hydrating lotion that can also help perfect the look of your skin.