Millions of advertising dollars are spent annually by cosmetic companies encouraging men and women to buy the latest and greatest cleansing, moisturizing, and anti-aging products for their faces. It can be confusing for the consumer to find the best shaving cream on the market.
Whether you are a man or woman, the facial moisturizer you choose will be based on the needs of your face. To determine your skin\’s needs, take a close look at your skin throughout the day. First thing in the morning look to see if your face is dry or oily. If you have an oily face in the morning, you will not want a heavy moisturizing cream to use during the night. Yet if you wake up with dry and tight skin, you will want a thicker moisturizer for sleeping.
After you wash your face, whether you wash it with a morning facial cleanser or just use your soap in the shower, notice how your skin feels when it dries. Your skin can feel tight as it dries or it can remain supple. How it feels will determine what moisturizer you will need for the day. If you spend time outdoors during the day, even if it\’s just walking from the train to your office or walking outside during lunch, it would be wise to find a moisturizer with sunscreen.
If you are sensitive to perfumes or your office has a \”no scented lotions\” policy, find an unscented moisturizer. You should not need to reapply facial moisturizer during the day, but if you work out during lunch and shower at the gym, you will need to reapply your moisturizer. Once you find the best facial moisturizer for your skin, you will either want to buy a second bottle for your gym bag or many facial creams sell smaller sample sizes or travel bottles.
After a long at work check your face again. If your skin feels dry and tight you will need a thicker daily moisturizing cream. If your skin feels oily, you can either find a lighter cream or don\’t use as much. As soon as you get home for the evening, you should wash your face with warm water and a facial cleanser. Removing the dirt, grime, and oil from the day is wonderful for your skin. Let it air dry, use a refreshing facial toner, and apply a light moisturizer.
Before you go to bed, you can either reapply another light layer of cream or just add a few extra dollops around your eyes. Remember how your face felt when you woke up. If it was dry, go ahead and apply more moisturizing cream to keep your face healthy during the night. If your skin was oily, no need to reapply, unless you wash your face again then you can apply a small amount of moisturizer to your skin for the night. The best facial moisturizer for you may not be the best facial moisturizer for someone else. Your face is yours and your moisturizer needs to work best for you.