Whether it is oil skin care or dry skin care, moisturizer should be an indispensable part of your beauty ritual, even in the soaring temperature. Here is a quick guide to purchase the right type of moisturizer for dry skin, oily skin and normal skin.
Exactly what you think, right?
As the mercury level soars up, what you care the most is to put on a protective layer of sunscreen. You become so busy in protecting your skin from sun rays that you often forget about skin hydration. Of course, when you are sweating off, the idea of putting on moisturizer might make you cringe.
‘My skin does not need moisturizer in summers’ is perhaps one of the most widespread beauty myths among the ladies. But, actually you need moisturizer in summers all the more as summer dehydrate and damage your skin, causing premature aging.
Here we tell you why your skin needs moisturizer in summers and how should you choose the best moisturizer for your skin.
Why you need moisturizer
Keep your skin hydrated all the time
You may feel your skin getting greasier in summers which may push you to follow an oily skin care routine. Even though the oil glands are more active in warmer weather, more outdoor activities, like swimming, breaks down the skin barriers making it exposed to harsh elements and UV rays. It makes your skin prone to irritation, flaking, sensitivity, and inflammation. If you skip moisturizer, the oil glands become all the more active producing more oil.
Summers steal the moisture from your skin
The dry air of summer and increased exposure to UV rays steal moisture from your skin, even when you spend time in an air-conditioned environment. Artificial dehumidified air dries the skin making the fine lines and wrinkles look more prominent. Additionally, we tend to shower and wash our face more frequently to remove sweat and oil build up. It replaces the moisture from the skin, making it dull over time.
Thus, to keep your skin hydrated and moisturized all the time, you need the right moisturizer. Here are some tips.
Dry skin care
Look for rich skin care cream that helps boost moisture. While selecting moisturizer for dry skin, look for a formula that contains avocado oil which is high in vitamin E. The other elements you should look for in your moisturizer are – soothing lavender, hydrating shea butter and cooling aloe vera. All these ingredients protect the skin and keep it healthy, supple and glowing.
Oily skin care
Opt for gel lotions that contain the soothing and lightweight ingredient – aloe vera. You can also look for contents, like lemon oil, orange peel oil, and bergamot oil. These elements keep the skin bright and balanced without appearing greasy.
Normal skin care
Look for a moisturizer that contains Ivy, lemon, watercress, and Burdock which are natural astringents and helps in maintaining the skin refined. You can also look for lavender, mallow, and cucumber to soothe and hydrate your skin.
No matter whatever moisturizer for dry skin you choose, daytime protection is a must. So, it is better to go with a lightweight, ultra-sheer formula skin care products with the benefits of sunscreen that can absorb the excess oils on the skin. If you still find difficulty in determining the right moisturizer for your skin, pay a visit to a professional skin therapist. Get your skin analyzed and receive recommendation for the products that fit your needs and lifestyle.
Mohit Chauhan is a Delhi-based writer who covers beauty, health, technology, and education-oriented works in his portfolio. The art of writing flows in his blood and ideas pop out of his head round the clock. He quoted “A day without a blog is like a day without food.