Buying Guide for Face Moisturizers

There are so many facial moisturizers available for purchase on the market that choosing one can sometimes be a daunting task. All the moisturizer manufactures claim that their product is the best want and use all the latest marketing gimmicks to try to seduce you into spending your money. None of them can guarantee you that you are getting the best product for your individual face; if that is what you want then you should read this article carefully and use the information whether you are shopping online or in the store.

What is Your Skin Type?

The type of skin that you have is something that you absolutely have to consider when you are buying a moisturizer for your face. The good news is that they make specialized moisturizers for every skin type and they are readily available from a number of manufacturers. The main skin types are normal, dry, oily, and combination. You can learn more about the different skin types in my article here. To get the most out of your facial moisturizer you need to know what type of skin you have and choose a moisturizer that was made for that skin type.

Do You Need Sun Protection?

Most of us do; even though the sun isn’t always visible it can still have harmful effects on skin that is exposed to it. To protect yourself from possible damage you should get a face moisturizer that also has UVA protection and an SPF of 30 or more. Getting a moisturizer with sunscreen already in it can also save you money as you won’t have to purchase a separate sunscreen for protection. Also, using two different products on your face can lead to your pores getting clogged up, as well as problems like acne.

Consider the Price

Facial moisturizers are available in a wide range of prices from just a few bucks to a few hundred bucks. The price of a lotion or cream however, does not always accurately reflect its effectiveness. You should not, therefore, let price be the determining factor when you are purchasing moisturizers for your face. Assuming that budget is not an issue, you should ideally pay more attention to the ingredients in a product than its actual price. You do get what you pay for and generally speaking the better face moisturizers will cost more than less effective ones, but the opposite can also be true.

How is the Weather?

The weather can certainly have an effect on which moisturizer you should get for your face. In the winter months for example, it is common for most skin types to experience dryness. In this type of weather a facial moisturizer that is rich and heavy will be better to help the skin retain more moisture. When the weather is hot you will need a lighter moisturizer and if you have oily skin you will be better off with one that is non-greasy.

Considering these points when you are going to purchase a new facial moisturizer will help you to make a better choice. You face is not to be taken lightly and you have to make every effort to ensure that you are using only the very best products on it.