Even if you are busy being a parent, you should not forget about self-care. As tedious as it may be, you should consider a skin care regimen. You have to remember that poor skin habit will lead to rashes, acne, and wrinkles. If you have unhealthy skin, it is susceptible to infection and disease. Keep in mind that proper skin care is not only about looking good but also staying healthy.
Skin care experts advice twice-daily skin care regimen consisting of the three mainstays – cleanser, toner, and moisturiser. The cleanser can help with removing the unwanted oil and substances that have built up on the skin throughout the day. Toner is important as it completes the cleansing process of your skin – completely removing dust, pollution and other impurities lingering after washing with cleanser.
Finally, a suitable moisturiser can help treat skin. It acts as a temporary barrier because it holds water in the outermost layer of the skin. On top of that, it can improve skin tone and texture. If you are trying to find a suitable moisturiser, you should think about your skin type. Here’s a guide:
For oily skin
Basically, oily skin means you retain moisture better but it does not mean that you do not need a moisturiser. You are still susceptible to cold and dry environments. You still need protection against harsh weather conditions. For oily skin types, it is crucial to choose oil-free moisturisers with hyaluronic acid and glycerin. These moisturisers will not feel too greasy leaving the skin feeling soft.
For dry skin
Dry skin is characterised by a damaged moisture barrier. The skin has this invisible cracks that will allow the escape of moisture easily. You have to find products that will keep your skin hydrated. Lotions and moisturisers that contain coconut oil, shea butter, and jojoba oil work well. You can also consider cream-based moisturisers. Check the label if it contains lactic acid, hyaluronic acid, lanolin, Dimethicone, and mineral oil before making a decision.
For sensitive skin
Sensitive skin is characterised by a weakened immune function. With this, particular ingredients and fragrances easily irritate you. If you have sensitive skin, you should look for hypoallergenic and unscented moisturisers. Avoid “anti-aging” ingredients like AHA (Alpha Hydroxy Acid), BHA (Beta Hydroxy Acid), and retinoids.
For normal skin
Having normal skin is the dream of many. Normal skin means your skin is neither too dry nor too oily. Finding a moisturiser is not very hard. Rule of thumb is to keep it light, neutral and non-greasy. Moisturisers for normal skin usually contain silicone-based ingredients or lightweight oils.
For combination skin
Combination skin is characterised by having normal skin type around the cheeks but oily forehead and along the nose. For people with combination skin, you do not need to use two different moisturisers. You should look for something in the middle. Skin experts recommend that you consider light, neutral and non-greasy.
Remember that any skincare regimen is not perfect if it does not include B22 Moisturizer irrespective of the skin type. When choosing, you should also adjust the moisturiser with the climate – do not be surprised that what worked for you in one season will also work in another.