Tips On How To Choose The Right Moisturizer

Who doesn’t want to have clear and glowing skin? Obviously, each and every one of us does, but it sometimes becomes quite difficult to choose the right skincare products. As a result of applying any random product without understanding what your skin actually needs, you might end up having even worse skin. When it comes to skincare, one of the most basic yet essential requirements for our skin is moisturizer.

how to choose right moisturizer

A lot of people tend to buy any random moisturizer that looks attractive or new to them or if they have seen a great advertisement about the same, but this is not what actually needs to be done. Choosing the right product for your skin needs a bit of research as it will benefit you only when you consider your skin type first. In this article, we will help you understand how you can choose the right moisturizer and what are the ingredients you must look for:

For Dry Skin

People with dry skin really need a good and heavy moisturizer to keep their skin nourished all the time. If you are someone with this skin type and not using a good heavy moisturizer, you might feel extreme dryness and irritation at times. Many people prefer using lotions instead of creams, but using lotion is not really a good idea if you have dry skin. You should look for a thick cream or ointment. Other than this, you must ensure that your moisturizer contains some necessary ingredients including antioxidants, glycerine, urea, proteins, vitamin E, SPF, coconut oil, mineral oil, petrolatum, etc, as some of these ingredients will keep your skin hydrated and others will lock moisture for a longer time.

For Oily Skin

Totally opposite to dry skin, oily skin needs to be treated with light moisturizers. Many people with oily skin don't apply even a moisturizer as they believe that it will make their skin look bad and much more oily. But, this is not what should be done. Irrespective of the skin type, moisturizer is an essential requirement of our skin as it hydrates the skin and nourishes it with essential ingredients. However, what becomes important here is to choose your moisturizer carefully so that your skin doesn't feel even more oily after applying it. For oily skin, you should make sure that you choose a very light moisturizer, most preferably oil-free and water-based. Moreover, the ingredients that must be present in your moisturizer include kaolin, dimethicone, hyaluronic acid, and niacinamide.

For Combination Skin

Combination skin is another skin type that is dry as well as oily, i.e, some parts of your skin might be too dry and others too oily. In this case, moisturizer needs to be applied very carefully. A heavy moisturizer might suit the dry zones of your skin but it will irritate the oily parts, and a light water-based moisturizer will be good for oily parts but it won't nourish the dry parts completely. You should either use two moisturizers (one for dry parts and the other for oily ones) or search for one that is specially made for combination skin types. 

For Acne Prone Skin

Acne is one of the biggest skin problems that a lot of individuals face and don't know what to do about it. Even after using a lot of products that claim to be the best in the market, you might have been unable to get rid of acne. It is probably because you are not choosing the right moisturizer for yourself. For acne-prone skin, it is best to use light gel-based moisturizers as heavy cream-based ones can lead to more acne and irritation. Moreover, you should massage it gently instead of rubbing your face hard. Some of the necessary ingredients that you should look for in a moisturizer for acne-prone skin are salicylic acid, glycerin, hyaluronic acid, zinc oxide, etc.

Also Read: What Is Acne? – Causes And Home Remedies To Cure Acne


Skin needs care and hence it becomes necessary to do good research before you go for any skincare products. As discussed above, moisturizer is one of the essential requirements of our skin and it must be chosen according to your skin type. If a moisturizer is giving good results to your friend, it doesn't mean that it will be best suited for you as well. Understand your skin type first and make your choices carefully.

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