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Wednesday, 9 January 2013

Which moisturizer should I buy?

Should I buy lotion, serum or creams? Should I use the sunscreen, fairness cream or anti-wrinkle cream? These simple questions make or break your skin; the right kind of moisturizer at right time is needed to keep your skin young, radiant and healthy.
The general principle for deciding the formulation of moisturiser is Thicker the consistency of moisturizer more is moisturizing capacity, but also more are the chances that it will clog your pores.’
To understand the science behind moisturizers, please read, Moisturizers- understanding the basics. Briefly the thickness of formulation increases from serum and gels, followed by lotions then creams, the thickest one are ointments.
  • How do I choose moisturizer according to my skin type?
  • My skin is oily, should I still use moisturiser still?
  • My skin is dry, how often can I apply moisturiser?
  • My skin is oily in some areas and dry in others how do I choose my moisturiser?
  • Which moisturiser should I use in the morning?
  • How do I choose my night cream?

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Disclaimer- The content of this page is meant for information purpose only and not not meant for medical use.As everybody skin behaves differently so the author is not responsible for any damage or losses or side effects arising from the use or following the information provided on this page. Also certain topics in this page are still controversial so the author is sharing her views based on her experience and knowledge. Any wrong content or discrepancies in thought are invited for discussions and if needed can be corrected based on the facts. The results expected with skin care products are not universally applicable as each individuals skin behaves differently. The author is not responsible for any adverse event that arises out of following my opinion, however such negative and positive feedback will help me improve. Kindly seek dermatologist advice for skin care, acne, redness, irritation, dark patches or any other skin problem. Kindly note for medico-legal reasons I have not listed prescribed skin care products which are specially formulated according to skin types and are cost effective too. Also, the author has no monetary association with above listed brands, there are thousands of skin care products in the market I have chosen few of them to start with. Kindly note all the photographs in this blog are taken from Google images.


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