Hydration Is Key for Aging Skin
Let’s talk moisturizers for women over 50, darling. Recently we shared this post on 7 factors that may be irritating your skin. This is a topic of particular importance as we move into dryer weather. If you haven’t read it yet, make sure you check it out because the next step I want to cover is an everyday essential: moisturizer.
After you’ve cleansed your skin, either with a facial oil, clay mask, or exfoliant, you want a great moisturizer to keep your skin hydrated and feeling smooth—especially during the dry fall and winter months.
5 Different Skin Types
Did you know there are 5 different skin types? They include oily, dry skin, sensitive skin, combination skin, and normal skin. This website has an interactive quiz to help you determine which skin type you may have.
Before you find your ideal moisturizer, it’s important to know what type of skin you have. This will help you select the perfect one for you. The last thing you want to do is apply an oily moisturizer to oily skin. If you’ve ever wondered why your skin breaks out, it could be because you are using the wrong products!
Moisturizer For Oily Skin: La Roche-Posay Effaclar Mat
Recommended by dermatologists worldwide, La Roche-Posay moisturizer is oil-free and targets excess oil to mattify and tighten pores. By doing so, it will leave your skin looking healthier and smoother. This is an excellent base before you put on makeup because it is light and breathable. Not to mention, it’s very affordable! Moisturize your oily skin without feeling weighed down, while clearing your complexation. As well, the zinc in this product is a nice added benefit!
Moisturizer for Dry Skin: LA MER The Concentrate
I know it’s a bit pricey, but LA MER is one of my favorite skincare brands for good reason. This treatment is restorative and leaves your dry skin feeling renewed, healthy and more vibrant. It even helps with redness, dullness and uneven skin tone. Because of its fermented kelp-base, this product is great for inflammation of the skin and was also rated as one of the top skincare products of 2019. If you’re looking for a more affordable version, check out Tatcha The Water Cream. This cream will also help deeply moisturize dry skin and leave your complexion looking dewy and young.
Moisturizer for Sensitive Skin: First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream
First Aid is a gentle moisturizer that is perfect for anyone with sensitive skin! This is great for dry patches of skin, even eczema. The best part about this product is that it never feels greasy and, my darlings, it won’t break the bank. With Licorice Root, Feverfew and White Tea extracts, First Aid will help keep environmental elements from harming your skin while leaving your complexion feeling hydrated and smooth.
Moisturizer for Combination Skin: Caudalie Vinosource Moisturizing Sorbet
A perfect, lightweight moisturizer for those of us with combination skin–meaning we hover between dry and oily complexions. This Caudalie moisturizer is packed with calming ingredients including chamomile and grape-seed extract to soothe inflamed and irritated skin. It is also hypo-allergenic! This cream’s lightweight texture is great for under makeup or used after other skincare products in your regimen.
Moisturizer for Normal Skin: Belif True Cream Aqua
If you have a normal skin type, you are among the few lucky ones! This means your skin isn’t overly sensitive, oily or dry and is clear without any major concerns. You can use any product you wish without having to worry about breakouts. However, remember that it is important to take care of skin even if it looks as though it doesn’t need it. Keep those fine lines and wrinkles away with a great moisturizer.
A wonderful product is Belif True Cream Aqua Bomb, which will keep your skin balanced, protected, and hydrated. It’s also somewhat lightweight and won’t disrupt makeup application either. If you’re someone blessed with normal skin, a product like this can also keep your skin from being disrupted by environmental elements, which is always very important.
Hydrated Skin Is Happy Skin
Regardless of the type of skin you have, please always take care of it, my sweet readers! The elements of fall and winter can harm our beautiful complexions, so we want to prevent that from happening. Make sure you keep up with a skincare routine that works for you and one that you enjoy.
Think of every morning and night as a love song to yourself. Make a ritual of applying your creams and loving on your skin. This will make you happy, healthy and glowing from the inside out. Self-care is vital to our wellbeing—why not start with your skin?
What moisturizer do you use most frequently? Let me know in the comments below or on Facebook and Instagram.
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