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Foods That Could be Affecting your Skin

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Everyone knows that an unhealthy diet can have an adverse effect on your health, but did you know that it could be the cause of those frequent breakouts you’ve been experiencing? Many people resort to expensive skincare and treatments to help with their acne, but sometimes the answer is as simple as cleaning up your diet. Here are a few examples of foods that you should avoid in order to keep a clear complexion.
Foods That Could Be Affecting Your Skin

Refined Grains and Sugars

Studies have found that people with acne tend to consume more refined carbohydrates than people with little or no acne. In fact, those who frequently consume added sugars have a 30% increased risk of developing problem skin.

Foods that are included in this category are:

  • Bread
  • Sugar
  • Desserts or pasta made with white flour
  • White rice
  • Rice noodles
  • Soft drinks
  • Sweeteners such as cane sugar, maple syrup, honey, or agave

How are refined grains and sugars linked to acne? These foods tend to raise blood sugar and insulin levels, making skin cells grow more quickly and boosting the production of sebum. In short, you can experience oilier skin and more clogged pores when your diet contains too many refined carbohydrates.

Sugars are a key ingredient in a number of foods, but alternatives such as raw honey, maple syrup, and green leaf stevia are all great options. When you use these substitutes, you won’t have to compromise taste, but you will be able to take advantage of all of the health benefits.


While there isn’t a confirmed link between consuming dairy and having acne, studies suggest that it could be a cause for breakouts for some. Products like milk and cheese can increase insulin levels and aggravate acne in certain people since growth hormones and antibiotics are found in most conventional dairy products. These hormones can interfere with your body’s natural balance, and can sometimes contribute to cystic acne.

There are many dairy-free alternatives out there, from almond milk, coconut milk, and even cashew milk. There are also lactose-free cheeses that can help you significantly cut down on your dairy intake.


Often used as an alternative to dairy for those that are lactose-intolerant or vegan, soy has actually become a more popular food sensitivity since the majority of its crops are genetically engineered. Soy contains something called phytoestrogens, which mimics the female hormone, estrogen. Similar to components in dairy, this can also disrupt an individual’s’ hormone balance and lead to cystic acne.

Instead of drinking soy milk, try an alternative like almond milk, and replace tofu with beans. As a vegetarian or vegan, it’s easy to find replacements for soy and still get your protein.

Fast Food

Everyone knows that fast food isn’t always the most healthy choice, but it’s often the most convenient option. Fast foods are usually deep-fried in refined vegetable oils like canola oil, safflower, and peanut oil, and filled with trans fats. These oils are extremely high in omega-6 essential fatty acids, and while we need these fatty acids to be healthy, too much can aggravate underlying skin conditions. It’s also important to ensure that we have enough omega-3 fatty acids in our diet to guarantee healthy skin, which many people are lacking. Omega-3s are commonly found in wild fish, algae, grass-fed meats, chia seeds, and seafood.

Fast food is the most convenient option for people on-the-go, but there are some alternatives that you can replace these greasy, high-fat meals with. In an effort to stay healthy during your busy day, stock your purse, glove box, or desk at work with protein bars, nuts, seeds, and fruits and vegetables. These snacks will keep you full and energized for the day ahead.


Alcohol is bad for your skin for two reasons: it’s high in sugar and dehydrates your skin. The high sugar content will spike your blood sugar levels and contribute to wrinkles by depleting collagen. The dehydrating properties of alcohol won’t allow your skin to retain moisture to stay hydrated and plump, which can lead to dark circles around your eyes and dry patches around your face.

While there’s no real substitute for that glass of wine you like to have with dinner, think about sipping on a glass or kombucha or coconut water when you’re out for drinks with friends on a weeknight. If you can’t resist having a cocktail, try to stick with those that are low in sugar like a vodka soda, rather than a rum and coke.

Processed Meats

Processed meats like bacon and cured meats are full of sodium. Just like with all high-salt foods, they can lead to water retention and even cause swelling and puffiness in your face. Many processed meats also contain sodium nitrates which act as a preservative. However, this ingredient can break down collagen and elastin in those who consume them, and cause premature wrinkles.

It’s easy to replace the processed meats in your diet — simply use fresh meat instead. In addition to having lower sodium, grass-fed meats will also be higher on omega-3s and free from both hormones and antibiotics.
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Sunburn vs Windburn: What’s The Difference

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If you spend any time outdoors in the summer or winter, at some point you have experienced an uncomfortable burn on your face from the elements. Was it sunburn or windburn? Maybe it was both. But what’s the difference?

Sunburn Vs Windburn: What’s The Difference

What is Windburn?

Windburn occurs usually in winter during cold windy days. For example, if you go skiing, snowboarding or hiking you can end up with a case of windburn. The cold wind damages your skin by pulling out all the moisture and oils. There is no real lasting damage, only temporary inflammation.

You can get windburn on your face, ears, and hands. That’s why it’s best to cover as much of your face and head as possible when outdoors. Gloves will protect your hands, and use plenty of moisturizer before going out in the winter.

If you use wrinkle creams or acne medication, stop using them a few days before a ski trip. These products already dry out your skin.

If you do end up with a windburn, soothe it by using a moisturizer and/or aloe vera, avoid hot showers, and an over-the-counter painkiller if necessary.

What is a Sunburn?

Although “burn” is in both names, a sunburn is much more dangerous. You can develop a sunburn in both warm and cold climates, unlike windburn. A sunburn occurs when UV rays burn unprotected skin causing long-term damage.

Sunburn penetrates the skin, unlike windburn which only affects the skin’s outer layer. Sunburn can leave you with discolouration and brown spots as you age, not to mention premature wrinkles. It also puts you at risk for skin cancer. Although doctors have long cautioned the public to use sunscreen, some still think they can beat the odds. Don’t take the chance.

Don’t be fooled by cloudy weather. UV rays can still penetrate through the clouds.

Although both windburn and sunburn have similar symptoms like inflamed skin, they are NOT the same.

Protecting your skin no matter the weather or climate must always be on your mind.

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5 Tips For Healthy Winter Skin

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Seems like these blistering winds and cold temperatures will never go away. You may be wondering, “how much longer before the sun feels warm on my face again?” Hang in there.

5 Tips For Healthy Winter Skin

No matter if you are the type who hibernates all winter, or can’t wait to get out on the slopes this weekend, we all suffer with dry, itchy and cracked skin. That is the farthest thing from healthy glowing dewy skin.

So buck up and pay attention; here comes 5 tips for healthy winter skin.

Skip The Long Hot Shower

You have heard this before but it bears repeating. It might seem like the best way to warm your cold, cold body in the morning or evening, but don’t do it! It may feel soothing for a few minutes, but it actually does more damage to your skin than help. The hot temperatures actually will strip the natural moisture barrier your skin has. Choose a more lukewarm temperature instead. After patting dry with a towel, immediately slather on your moisturizer.

Skip the Chapstick Too

It’s inevitable our lips will become dry. Some folks suggest using vegetable shortening like Crisco on the lips. Sure, it’s vegan, but personally, we would pass on advising that one.

Instead, how about honey or vaseline on your lips? Wait about 15 minutes, then gently remove it with a cotton swab dipped in warm water. Sounds better to us, and it works.

The Coconut Oil Fix

Coconut oil is all natural with no toxic extras like you will find in your local drug store moisturizers. It penetrates deeply into the skin and smells divine too.

It’s great on cuticles and has multiple other uses. We like creating your very own body scrub. Mix coconut oil with coconut sugar for a gentle exfoliator. Use once or twice a week.

The Non-Negotiable – Must Have Humidifier

If you wake up in the morning with dry eyes, dry tight skin, and a cough, head straight to a retailer and purchase a good humidifier. Find one that will last year after year and puts out a cool mist. Buying more than one is even better. The bedroom is a must, but add another one in an area where you spend a lot of time.

Rubber Gloves and Cotton Socks

Even if you have a dishwasher in your kitchen, you still have to rinse your dishes and clean those pots and pans. Don’t subject your hands to that misery every night. They still sell rubber gloves for a reason. You may feel silly wearing them, but you will be glad to did. Your cuticles and your manicurist will too.

Before you retire for the night, give your feet a treat. Moisturize them luxuriously (don’t forget your heels). Then put on some cotton socks to lock in that moisture for the night.

Then dream about the warmer weather that’s coming…soon…yes soon.

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7 Ways To Hydrate Your Skin In Winter

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Harsh cold winds, combined with indoor dry heating, are just two of the culprits that steal the natural moisture from our skin during the winter months.

Hydrating Your Skin In Winter

If you haven’t already started to make some of the changes and suggestions we made in our last post, time is of the essence if you want to prevent dry, itchy, red and flaky skin.

Here are 7 ways to hydrate your skin in winter we hope you’ll find helpful as the temperatures drops.

Avoid Hot Water

A nice long, hot bath may sound fabulous at the end of a long day, but it’s not going to hydrate your skin. In fact, it will do just the opposite. Try turning down the heat a bit and adding essential oils to the bath. Chamomile or jasmine works well, or try adding some licorice tea to the water.

Wash your face and hands in lukewarm water.

Moisturize Immediately

As soon as you towel off, start to moisturize your skin all over. Damp skin seals and traps in the moisture. Keep some moisturizers in various places in your home to use throughout the day, especially after washing your hands..

Another simple tip is to close the bathroom door when showering or taking a leisurely bath. It will help keep the humidity high.

Let Sleep Perform Its Magic

Don’t forget to use a rich moisturizer on your body before you go to bed, and that includes your hands and feet.

Take advantage of those 7 or 8 hours of isolation from the outside world to jump start the silky skin you crave. Maybe wear some soft gloves or socks too.

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Avoid petroleum or alcohol based moisturizers. Look for oil-based products with lavender, chamomile, jojoba, coconut oil, and cocoa butter.

Avoid deodorant soap, retinoids, and alpha-hydroxy acid.

While Outside In The Elements

Dress in layers. Wear gloves outside and especially if you will be doing anything hard on your hands, or have the possibility of getting them wet. Don’t forget scarves and don’t put away your sunscreen. Use it wherever your skin is exposed to the sun. The winter sun can be just as damaging as in summer and sometimes even worse, due to snow glare.

Eat Healthy Hydrating Foods

Find foods that will help you stay warm and add to the moisture in your skin. Take an interest in soups. They are easy to prepare in a slow cooker, or buy them prepackaged.

Choose some water based fruits and vegetables during the winter. Cantaloupe, apples, oranges are all good choices. Add tomatoes, cucumbers, carrots to winter salads as Vitamin C helps to promote collagen.

Repeat after me: Drink plenty of water!

Bring On The Humidity

Find humidity wherever you can get it. Your bathroom is a good place to start; as already mentioned close your door.

Buy a humidifier (or two) for your home. Be sure to put one in your bedroom. If you are more traditional, put a bowl of water on a radiator.

With a little attention, you can retain your soft, touchable skin even through the winter.

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9 Fall Skincare Tips For All Skincare Types

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Most of us hate to say goodbye to the warm weather and all that comes with the relaxing days of summertime. But sorry to tell you, the colder weather is upon us. Get ready for those dry cold winds, forced air heating and the drying air from fireplaces. Although sitting by the fireplace can be relaxing too, it does dry out our skin, meaning all our skin: hands, feet, legs, face, everywhere.

Fall Skincare Tips

There are proactive ways you can get a head start on the upcoming cold weather and how it affects your skin. Let’s look at 9 skin care tips for all skincare types.

Don’t Wait Until the Damage Is Done

This is your fair warning. Your skin requires different care as the weather changes, and it will assuredly become dry if you continue to use the same products you love in the spring and summer. Start making some changes to your products now.

Pay Attention to Your Hands

Our hands are always on display. Obviously we are going to moisturize our skin as we step out of the shower, but our hands can be forgotten. There is nothing worse than dry cracking fingertips and dry cuticles. Those who must wash their hands multiple times a day due to their occupation are particularly susceptible. Find a rich hand cream to use every day and during the day as needed.

Change Your Cleansers

Switch out the sweet-smelling soap you have used during the warm weather for a moisturizing, creamy body wash. There are many on the market with additional hydrating qualities.


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Don’t Forget Your Lips

There is nothing worse than chapped and dry lips. This is a common problem during the cold months. Not only is it uncomfortable, but it looks dreadful. Protect your lips with a moisturizing balm and keep them plump and inviting.

Try a Facial Mist

Look for a pleasant-smelling facial mist, and perhaps one with hydrating properties. Tuck one in your purse to use any time of the day and as an added bonus to help refresh your makeup.

Change Out Some Staple Face Products

During colder weather, instead of light lotions, switch to thicker creams to help moisturize and protect your skin.

Buy a Humidifier

Maybe buy more than one humidifier to counteract drying during the winter. Keep one in your living area and one in the bedroom. Not only will your skin thank you, but so will your eyes.

One Last Simple Tip

Drink lots of water during the winter. We know to stay hydrated in the hot summer months, but we need to be drinking water just as much in the cold months.

There are numerous wintertime sports and activities to enjoy, so it’s not all bad. Just don’t forget to care for your skin. Contact Clearview Plastic Surgery with questions or to learn how we can help improve your skin issues with Miracle 10 – a breakthrough skincare line that improves skin elasticity and radiance to create a more youthful appearance.

Find Out What SPF You Should Be Wearing

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First and foremost, everyone should be wearing sunscreen. That means young and old, from toddlers to the elderly. Everyone should take precautions and protect themselves from the sun’s harmful rays.

Find Out What SPF You Should Be Wearing

It is universally understood that the minimum amount of SPF is SPF30. This blocks 97% of the sun’s harmful rays. Wearing a higher SPF is helpful, but unfortunately nothing blocks 100% of the sun’s rays. If you will be out in the sun for a longer time, switch to an SPF50.

Why You Should Wear Sunscreen

Everyone should wear sunscreen to protect themselves from UV rays, even on cloudy days. It should be water resistant and give broad spectrum protection.

Wearing sunscreen protects us from early skin aging and wrinkles, painful sunburn, and skin cancer.

There are two types of dangerous rays. UVA rays are the ones that cause aging, wrinkles and those brown aging spots. These rays can penetrate through glass.

UVB rays are the ones that can burn the skin, but they are blocked by windows. In order to have full protection, your sunscreen should provide protection from both types of rays.

When And Where You Should Wear Sunscreen

The simple answer is every day and anywhere your skin is exposed to the sun. Many of today’s make-up and foundations have SPF in them. Look for lipstick that has protection. Just going from your home to your car, taking a walk during lunch or playing outdoors with your children leaves you exposed. You may think this is not important, but when those sunspots and wrinkles begin to appear, you will wish you had been more attentive to these cautions.

At The Beach

Most of us know to slather on sunscreen when outside in the sun for long periods of time.

  • Sunscreen should be applied every two hours and after coming out of the water.
  • You should apply it 15 minutes BEFORE you go out into the sun.
  • Make sure you apply it everywhere skin is exposed.
  • Pay special attention to children and apply enough and frequently enough.
  • The sand and the water are especially reflective of the sun, so be cautious while boating.

Winter Sports Activities

Don’t be fooled by the winter sun. It can be just as damaging as in summertime. If you like to ski, snowboard or do any other outdoor activities during the cold months, be advised that the sun will reflect off the snow, increasing its danger. Use sunscreen anywhere you skin will be exposed. Wear protective eye wear to minimize damage to your eyes.

Best Practices

Never go to a tanning bed. There are many excellent faux tanning products on the market now. You don’t have to sit in the sun to look like you did.

Wear a hat, especially a wide-brimmed one, while out in the sun.

It is always a good idea to wear sunglasses. Even young children should be wearing them, especially at the beach.

Wear protective clothing like long sleeves when out in the sun.

Just avoid the sun whenever possible. Sit under an umbrella or carry an umbrella when out in the sun.

Before we knew all the dangers of sunbathing, many people sat in the sun for hours on end to get that look of a healthy glow. Now we know that healthy glow can lead to some very unfortunate consequences.

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6 Ingredients To Avoid If You Have Acne Prone Skin

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Anyone can be prone to acne regardless of their age. Most of us remember those unsightly bumps and red blotches when we were teenagers and how it affected our fragile self-esteem. Even as adults we can still have acne prone skin for various reasons and at different points in our life. Rosacea can also give the appearance of acne, with breakouts known as Papulopustular rosacea.

Ingredients To Avoid If You Have Acne Prone Skin

What many of us don’t realize is that we may be using a variety of products to improve other skin issues like wrinkles and fine lines, that may in fact be causing inflammations leading to acne. If you don’t love your skin right now, here are six ingredients to avoid.


This is found in many tanning products and foundations, to make your skin feel soft. It may succeed at that, but silicone will dry out your skin and clog your pores, leading to breakouts. This is one ingredient to avoid completely, if possible.


These are included in products as a preservative to extend shelf life. They contribute to acne by over stimulating hormones. This type of ingredient includes many subtypes: methylparaben, propylparaben, butylparaben, ethylparaben. The reason that these sound like petroleum products, is that they are, and they do not benefit your face.


Alcohol dries the skin, which in turn causes glands to over-secrete oil. Just as drinking alcohol can dehydrate your body, alcohol on your face does the same to your skin.

Scented Products

Although we all like to put something on our face that smells pleasant, many times the ingredients that give it that peach or lavender scent are clogging your pores and adding to the irritation. Switch to unscented cleansers and moisturizers.

Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is highly comedogenic. It blocks and clogs pores. All comedogenic ingredients block and trap the dead cells and chemicals in your makeup products inside your pores.

Benzoyl Peroxide

This is acceptable for minimal use but it will irritate and dry out skin.

Other Tips

Besides avoiding the above six ingredients, here are some proactive lifestyle measures you can take to improve the look of your skin.

  • Drink plenty of water. Never forget to hydrate.
  • Change your pillowcase frequently.
  • Avoid overindulging in alcohol.
  • Always remove all traces of makeup before going to bed.
  • Stay away from fatty and sugary foods.

Even if you have been acne prone your whole life, you can learn to love your skin again. Contact Clearview Plastic Surgery with questions about your acne-prone skin or for help with Dermal fillers to smooth out old acne scars.

7 Tips On How To Treat Oily Skin In The Summer

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Heat increases the production of sebum, which means that our skin tends to get much oilier in the summer months. This increased oil can clog pores and make blackheads much more visible. These tips, however, will keep oil at bay all summer long.

How To Treat Oily Skin In The Summer

  1. Choose Skincare Products For Oily Skin
    In the summer months, you should switch to cleansers and moisturizers that are specifically designed for oily skin (like an oil-free moisturizer). Although you may have been tempted to do away with your moisturizer altogether, it is still essential to healthy skin.

    Look for skincare products with salicylic acid (ideally 2 percent), which will break down oil in the pores. However, also ensure that you don’t over-cleanse – over-washing your face actually has the opposite intended effect, causing your skin to produce too much oil in an effort to replace what was just lost. Washing your face morning and night is sufficient.

  2. Exfoliate
    Exfoliating once a week with a scrub will serve to loosen oil in the pores and reduce the amount of oil on your face overall.
  3. Wear Minimal Makeup
    In the summer months, avoid heavy makeup. Not only it is uncomfortable to wear, but it also melts into your pores, which then causes your skin to produce more oil. Go bare-faced instead (but don’t forget the sunscreen!) or opt for lighter foundations, like tinted moisturizer or mineral powder foundation.
  4. Managing Oily Summer Skin

    These tips will not necessarily treat or prevent your oily skin, but they will help minimize shine.

  5. Choose a Water-Based, Mattifying Sunscreen
    Don’t ever skimp on the sunscreen! A water-based, mattifying sunscreen is a good option for those with oily skin as it will minimize shine.
  6. Use a Mattifying Primer
    Silicone-based, mattifying primers, which you wear under your main base, can help minimize shine throughout the day while also reducing the appearance of pores.
  7. Keep Blotting Papers Handy
    Keeping blotting papers by your side can help curb shine in a pinch by absorbing excess oils.
  8. Use Charcoal-Based Masks
    Charcoal-based masks can not only be a respite from a long summer’s day, but can also help temporarily reduce oil and unclog pores.
  9. Eat a Healthy Diet
    There is certainly a link between diet and skin. A diet high in processed foods like fried foods and other junk, as well as alcohol, can actually increase oily skin. Choose healthy options instead. Also ensure that you drink enough water throughout the day. One common cause of oily skin is actually dehydration.

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Seven Tips To Reduce Puffy Eyes And Dark Circles

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No matter how old you are and how active you are, you could be plagued by puffy eyes and dark circles. However, there are ways to reduce the puffiness and dark circles that make us look more tired and older than we actually are.
Try the following seven tips to restore your eyes and appear more fresh faced. Before attempting any of the following methods that involve placing things directly on your eyes, make sure to wash your face and remove eye makeup to yield better results.

Tips To Reduce Puffy Eyes And Dark Circles

  1. Sleep
    When we sleep, tissue fluid is drawn from our blood and into our body tissues. When we wake up and start our day, the tissue fluid goes back into the lymphatic vessels and into our blood circulation where it belongs. This is why we always look our puffiest first thing in the morning. When we don’t sleep enough that early morning puffiness doesn’t go away. Furthermore, lack of sleep makes the blood vessels under the eyelids dilate, producing dark circles.
  2. Cold Spoons
    Chill 4-6 clean metal spoons in the fridge for about 15 minutes. Once chilled, hold the rounder part of the spoon against your eyes for 3-5 minutes (or until the spoon becomes warm). Then, replace with another cold spoon and repeat the process.The cold from the metal spoon will relax the blood vessels around the eyes, tighten the skin and reduce puffiness.
  3. Green Tea Bags
    Green tea contains caffeine and is high in antioxidants, both of which help reduce puffiness and irritation. Brew two green tea bags then let them sit in the fridge until they are cold. Place the chilled tea bags on your eyes for about 20 minutes.
  4. Cool Cucumbers
    If you’ve ever had a spa treatment, you may have been given cool cucumber slices to put over your eyes. Cucumbers contain vitamin C and caffeic acid. Those ingredients, coupled with the cold temperature of the vegetable, can help soothe tired eyes and reduce swelling. Leave the cucumber slices on your eyes for about ten minutes for best results.
  5. Cut the Salt
    Avoid foods that are high in sodium because they can cause fluid retention and bloating of the face and eye area. You don’t have to cut salt out of your diet completely, but avoid processed foods that contain excess amounts of sodium.
  6. Stay Hydrated
    When you are dehydrated, it leads to water retention, causing the under-eye area to swell. Ensure that you are drinking 8-10 glasses of water a day to help flush toxins from your body and reduce swelling.
  7. Under Eye Serum and Rollers
    Under eye serums are found in the cosmetic section at any pharmacy. You can also ask your doctor or dermatologist to recommend an over-the-counter brand that works best to treat circles and puffiness.

If all else fails, there is eyelid surgery. Blepharoplasty, as it is scientifically known, is a cosmetic surgery done to restore the form and function to the eyes. You should only consider eyelid surgery to correct dark circles and puffiness once you’ve tried the above or if a doctor has recommended it.

How To Choose The Best Moisturizer For Your Skin Type

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Browse through an aisle of moisturizers in any store and you can quickly become overwhelmed. With endless lotions, creams and serums, how to choose the right moisturizer for your skin type can be a daunting task.
Best Moisturizer For Your Skin Type
Let’s begin with some of the basics.

Some Basics

  • Just because you use a moisturizer on your body doesn’t mean you should use it on your face.
  • Always apply moisturizer after getting out of the shower or bath while you are still damp.
  • Dermatologists recommend using a product for either body or face with a minimum SPF 30.
  • If a moisturizer has anti-oxidants, it works for all skin types. It helps neutralize free radicals or molecules that break up the cells of your skin. Look for green tea and chamomile.
  • Avoid perfumes and colourings, which can irritate your skin.

Know Your Skin Type

This can sometimes be confusing. Just because you have oily skin in your 20s and are prone to blemishes does not mean you will be stuck with that issue forever. In fact, your skin type can change several times during your lifetime. Hormonal changes, your environment, and your genes all contribute to your skin type at any given period in your life.

Choosing the right moisturizer for your skin type will save you lots of grief.

Normal Skin / Combination Skin

Normal or combination skin is quite common and can be frustrating. Certain areas are usually more oily or dry than others. Think of the T-zone (nose and forehead), which seems to be more oily than the rest of the face. You might want to use two kinds of moisturizers to put your best face forward.

Consider gels, creams or lotions due their high water content. They will hydrate certain dry areas of the skin and provide some oil to maintain hydration. Best to avoid heavy creams.

Dry Skin

Dry skin feels tight and sensitive. Fine lines and wrinkles are more noticeable because dry skin has lost its ability to create natural hydration. Choose a moisturizing cream especially for dry skin. The drier your skin, the heavier the moisturizer cream should be. Find one containing hyaluronic acid (sodium hyaluronate) to deliver hydration directly to the skin cells.  

Drink plenty of water each day and avoid caffeine and alcohol.

Oily Skin

Oily skin is characterized by enlarged pores, which can easily become clogged leading to acne. Contrary to what some may think, you still need to use a moisturizer on oily skin. Find a gel with a high water content since they have little wax, oils and emulsifiers. Consequently, they hydrate the skin without sitting on the skin. A gentle daily exfoliation helps prevent breakouts and keeps the skin balanced.

Unfortunately none of us has the smooth baby skin we were born with. Take time to find the right moisturizer for your skin type and you will be rewarded with brighter more youthful complexion no matter your age.

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