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How To Choose A Moisturizer Depending On Your Skin Type

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Why Choose The Best Moisturizer For The Face That You Can?

All skin types need moisture, even oily skin, and choosing the best facial moisturizer for you will largely depend on your skin type.

Face moisturizer helps to improve the appearance of the outer layer of your skin, known in skin science as the ‘cornified’ layer (stratum corneum) which acts as a barrier protecting the skin from moisture loss, light, infection and pollution.

Moisturizer hydrates this layer of skin helping it to feel softer and smoother to the touch.

A good moisturizer that allows your skin to breathe will also help to prevent dry air from sapping the natural moisture from your skin.

When applied moisturizers sit on the top layer of your skin providing an invisible protective barrier.

Tinted moisturizer has the same hydrating effects as regular moisturizer but has color added to it to act as a light foundation and to help regulate uneven skin tone.

The Best Moisturizer For Dry Skin

Dry Skin – Dry patches and pronounced wrinkles

Dry and mature skin needs to be regularly moisturized perhaps more often than other skin types and younger skin.

It is best to apply your moisturizer after thoroughly cleansing the skin.

With dry and maturing skin you will notice that your skin does not produce as much natural oil as other skin types or as it did in the past.

This can lead to dry patches, wrinkles that seem more visible or pronounced and a dull texture.

The best facial moisturizer for dry skin or mature skin is absorbed easily by the skin and does not leave a shiny film on the face.

Why not try making your own to ensure 100% natural ingredients, no harsh additives and to save yourself some money?

Dry Skin Moisturizer Recipes

All you need to do is mix the ingredients together in a bowl or in a blender and then apply to the skin.

You can store these preparations in the fridge for up to a week (slightly less longer if they include cream, milk or yoghurt – up to 3 days is recommended) but remember to warm the moisturizer thoroughly in your hands before applying it to your face.

Honey And Olive Oil Moisturizer

  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1 tsp castor oil

Avocado And Honey Moisturizer

  • 1 Avocado
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • ½ tbsp sour cream

The Best Moisturizer For Oily Skin

Oily skin – “Who says you don’t need a moisturizer?”

When it comes to choosing the best facial moisturizer for oily skin, lighter is better.

Some people mistakenly believe that oily skin does not need a moisturizer but this is not true.

You just need to choose your ingredients carefully and apply to skin that has been thoroughly, albeit gently, cleansed.

Oily Skin Moisturizer Recipes

Witch Hazel And Mint Moisturizer For Oily Skin

  • 6 tbsp pure filtered water
  • 2 tbsp with hazel
  • 2 tsp chopped mint leaves
  • 50 ml or ½ cup rose water
  • 2 tbsp glycerin

Add the mint and water to a pan, bring to the boil and simmer for 10 minutes.

Leave to cool and the sieve through muslin cloth or a sieve to remove the mint leaves.

Add the witch hazel, rosewater and glycerin. Put into a watertight container and shake well.

Shake well before each use. You can store the remaining mixture in your fridge for up to 4 days.

Honey And Apple Moisturizer

This recipe is incredibly easy to make, all you need to do is blend 1 tablespoon of honey with 2 tablespoons of 100% pure apple juice and then apply to your skin.

It is better if you can make the apple juice yourself in a blender or juicer rather than buying shop bought apple juice.

The Best Moisturizer For Sensitive Skin

Sensitive skin requires products that work with it rather than against it and this is where nature’s ingredients can really hold their own.

Many people with sensitive skin find that shop bought moisturizers contain ingredients that are simply too harsh for their delicate complexions, leading to redness and irritation.

Sensitive Skin Moisturizer Recipes

Soothing Yoghurt Moisturizer

All you need to do is blend the following ingredients together, you can then store any remaining mixture in your fridge for up to 24 hours.

  • 1 tbsp plain yoghurt
  • 1 egg yolk
  • ½ tbsp sesame oil

Aromatherapy Oil Blend For Sensitive Skin

Mix together 10 ml of any carrier oil with 10 drops of Roman chamomile, neroli or rose oil. Shake well and store in a cool dark place.

Shake again before using.

The Best Moisturizer For Combination Skin

Combination skin requires a moisturizer that contains active ingredients that suit both oily and normal/dry skin types.

Fortunately nature has taken care of this dilemma and there are many natural ingredients that work well for both skin types.

Combination Skin Moisturizer Recipes

Strawberry Surprise Moisturizing Face Mask

It may sound a bit strange but mashing a handful of strawberries together with a whole egg will work wonderfully for combination skin!

This recipe provides a moisturizing boost in the form of a facial mask rather than a moisturizing salve or cream.

For a longer lasting moisturizer you could make a combination skin friendly aromatherapy oil preparation.

Simply add 4 drops of bergamot oil and 6 drops of rose geranium oil to 10 ml of jojoba oil to an airtight container.

Shake well and again before each use.

These oils have antiseptic properties but will also help to maintain your skins moisture levels.

Bergamot oil is photosensitive however so do not go out in the sun directly after applying this blend and when you do go outdoors make sure you have applied a sunscreen with a high SPF once the oil has blended in thoroughly.

Skin Care The Easy Way

So as you can see it is easy to make moisturizers using all natural ingredients you can find at home.

Skin Care ebookIf you want to find out more about making your own 100% natural skin care products then the Naturally Skinsational eBook shows you how.

Packed full of recipes for all skin types this ebook is a treasure trove of information for natural skin aficionados.

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