Different Types of Moisturizers

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Choosing the right moisturizer can be overwhelming. Ileana Perez-Quintairos, Dermatologist at Baptist Health South Florida, says the first thing to do is understanding what they do. “They hydrate the skin and give a little layer of extra protection,” she explains.

According to her, the heavier ones are going to be for patients that have drier skin and the lighter ones are going to be for more oily skin. There are also options for types of skin: for sensitive skin you want to use things that say hypoallergenic, for example.

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What should we look for when buying one because some could be really costly. Yeah and it is overwhelming when you get to that cosmetic counter at the store and you try to decide what moisturizer do I use some basic points for moisturizers is to number one understand what they do they hydrate the skin they plump the skin they give a little layer of extra protection so if we if we think of what we want our moisturizer to do we perhaps have a better way to choose one there’s many different types there are the thicker ones the more that are that are ointment based there’s creams there’s lotions there’s liquids these products are all formulated for different types of skin so the heavier ones are going to be for patients that have drier skin the lighter ones are going to be for more oily skin there’s also options for types of skin sensitive skin the sensitive to skin type products you want to use things that say hypoallergenic that say that say for specifically for sensitive skin acne prone skin you want to use something that is specifically for that kind of skin the one of the keywords there that you want to look for is non-comedogenic which means non acne forming those types of products tend to not clog pores so there’s a lot of options and then there are some other added ingredients in the moisturizers so you can add an antioxidant perhaps to a moisturizer you can add a sunscreen make your moisturizer perhaps do double duty do two jobs per the moisturizing effect and the sunscreen effect and then there’s many other ingredients but what you want to stay away from our fragrances antibacterial agents any colouring agents these are these are not recommended and really have no use. And they do more harm than good.
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