Are you one of those people who aim to have a good skincare routine, but don't know where to start? Moisturizing your skin is the first step to take. A few drops of moisturizer usage daily can go a long way in maintaining healthy and glowing skin.

How to choose the right face moisturizer

Moisturizers are the key to good and healthy skin. Ever wondered why? It is because of the healing and nourishing properties it has. A good moisturizer should essentially be able to hydrate your skin as well as protect it. There are several known benefits of regularly moisturizing your skin. Dermatologists always recommend moisturizing after cleansing your face to trap the moisture and minimise the chances of developing skin problems. It also acts to preserve your youthful skin by boosting the ability to repair the skin. Apart from this, moisturising can improve blood circulation and prevent dull or flaky skin.

How do I find the right moisturizer?

The first step to finding the right moisturizer is knowing your skin type. What works for one doesn't necessarily work for another person. It is highly recommended that you spend time finding out how to nourish your skin.  There are many enriching ingredients in moisturizers that benefit your skin; the trick is to learn which of those ingredients you require for that soft and glowing skin you always wanted.

There are typically five types of skin - normal, dry, oily, sensitive and combination. Each skin requires a different kind of care and nourishment. 

When it comes to dry skin, it is imperative to use a strong moisturizer with a powerful formula to restore the lost moisture. Look for products that are infused with active ingredients like ceramides, hyaluronic acid, salicylic acid and urea. Glycerin, plant butter and oils are literally your skin's best friends. They help a great deal in maintaining soft and supple skin. One of the best face creams for dry skin is Kiehl's Ultra Facial Moisturizer that provides 24-hour hydration and contains Squalane which is a highly beneficial moisturizing oil derived from olives. 

Most individuals who have oily skin tend to suffer from acne issues. It's common knowledge that acne is caused by excessive oil on the surface of the skin, and so most people try to avoid moisturizers, afraid that it will cause even more acne. Whereas in reality, the opposite is true. Oily skins, too, need moisturizing to keep them healthy. Specialists mostly recommend moisturizers that are lightweight and water-based. A gel moisturizer for oily skin is most suitable, for example, Kiehl's Ultra Facial Oil-Free Gel-Cream. This is one unique gel-cream that has a quick-absorbing formula with a soothing effect due to the special ingredients present in it, such as Glacial Glycoprotein and a desert plant extract called the Imperata Cylindrica. 

Sensitive skin is usually the type of skin that experiences unusual breakouts and allergies along with other problems. It is often considered tricky to choose the right products for sensitive skincare. Dermatologists find that pollution and hormonal changes are some of the leading causes of sensitive skin and so recommend using products that are rich in niacinamide, shea butter, glycerin, and lanolin. Moisturizers for sensitive skin that contain aloe vera extracts are highly beneficial and soothe the skin. Kiehl's Calendula Serum Infused Water Cream is an excellent option for daily use for those with sensitive skin as it is made of natural ingredients like Calendula Flower Extract and Petals, which works excellently in providing hydration and reduce discomforts.

It might take quite some time for people with combination skin to figure out they have a combination skin type. Most common in combination skin is the T zone of the facial area that tends to oily and dry cheeks. A right balance of moisturizing is required to prevent even more breakouts. An easy way to tackle this is using a water-based moisturizer on the whole facial region and applying a slightly oil-based moisturizer on the dry skin areas such as the cheeks. 

Normal skin type people can use moisturizers that are rich in vitamin E that is known to help maintain a naturally healthy glow. One of the best suitable moisturizers is Kiehl's ultra facial cream that provides soothing effects along with nourishment.

For those within the age group of 35-40 and above skin, experts suggest using moisturizers that help in the rapid regeneration of skin cells. Anti-ageing moisturizers such as the Kiehl's Age Defender Cream Moisturizer is a good option you can choose to use. It has a unique combination of formulas that give your skin elasticity and firmness by removing the dead skin cells. 

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