Here’s The Best Moisturizer For Your Skin Type

This Chart Will Tell You The Best Moisturizer For Your Skin

Finding the perfect moisturizer is like trying to find the perfect foundation color. There are endless options and colors, but you need the right one for you! Trying to figure out the right facial moisturizer can be tricky, though. You can’t just go to the drugstore and pick out the first one you see. You need to do a little bit of prep first. That’s why we’ve created this skin type flowchart along with the perfect moisturizer for you!

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Use This Awesome Flowchart to Find Out the Best Moisturizer For Your Skin Type

If you have dry skin

Dry skin means you have flakey, rough or simply dry skin. You’ll occasionally breakout, but your real problem is trying to make your skin look supple and moisturized, not chapped or chalky. That’s why you need a moisturizer with a little more oomph in the hydrating department. Look for facial moisturizers with ingredients like coconut oil, avocado oil, shea butter, ceramides, hyaluronate, and lanolin. Your thirsty skin will thank you.

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If you have sensitive skin…

Harsh chemicals can do a real number on your skin. The wrong moisturizer can leave your skin feeling dry, red, flakey or worse, burning and on fire! That’s why you need a soothing and gentle moisturizer. Think organic, perfume-free and calming. You also need to avoid SPF ingredients unless they are zinc or titanium. Your skin may require more maintenance, but your gentle skin will be absolutely radiant with the right care!

If you have combination skin…

Combination skin is a tad tricky. Your T-zone is incredibly oily while your cheeks and jawline are super dry. In this case, you might need two moisturizers: a hydrating one for your dry skin and a lightweight one for your oily parts. Try avoiding the heavier, hydrating one on those oily spots so you don’t make it worse! It’ll take awhile to get used to, but you’ll be able to tame your unpredictable skin in no time.

If you have oily skin

Oily skin is pretty straight forward, but harder to take care of than you might think. Just because your skin is oily, doesn’t mean it still doesn’t need hydration much deeper. For oily skin, you have to use lightweight moisturizers avoiding any harsh ingredients that will make your skin overproduce more oil. Try a moisture serum or gel with pure hyaluronic acid. This will help lock in moisture and water without looking like too greasy.

If you breakout and have oily skin…

Oh man, this might just be the worst. Mostly because breakouts are already hard to get rid of on their own without having to worry about the additional grease on top. But all is not lost! Treat  your skin to luscious hydration without adding to the oil or the bacteria buildup that causes acne. So desperate times call for desperate measures: don’t use any moisturizer at all (gasp)! Instead, try a moisture-filled gel that supports the natural production of hyaluronic acid. This will prevent dehydration, provide your skin with essential nutrients, and not clog your pores.

If you breakout…

You may not have oily skin like the skin type above, but you still have to treat your acne gently. Depending on the severity of your acne, you may need either a lightweight moisturizer or a medicated one. The medicated option should be light, since you’re probably already using medication in other parts of your skin care regimen. But this little extra treatment can help heal acne throughout the day. If breakouts aren’t awful, a lightweight, oil-free moisturizer is perfect for you.

If you have normal skin…

Normal is a very vague term. In this case, it means that you have none of the issues listed above. Lucky. In your case, you can basically use any moisturizer you want! The only caveat is to mix it up, especially during the changing seasons. You might want a more lightweight moisturizer when it’s hot out and a deep hydrating moisturizer during the harsh winter.

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