Want supple and healthy glowing skin? The key is to moisturize! However, with so many products out there, how do you choose the right one? Don’t worry, Bonito brings you a quick guide to the types of moisturizers so you can pick the right kind for you! Remember, apply from thinnest to thickest product for even absorption.
You can create these at home or get them at any drugstore. They are water-based sprays that provide hydration, nutrients and that dewy look. Some may carry fragrances that could irritate your skin if you tend to be more sensitive. Create your own with distilled water, witch hazel and essential oils. Place them in a travel-sized bottle in your bag for hydration on the go. Perfect for travelers or office workers that get dry skin from air conditioning.
Serums are the new rave in skin care! Lightweight hydration that can be used alone or paired with a cream moisturizer. There are numerous types of serums that treat different problems whether you're worried about wrinkles, dark spots, or dullness. They are quickly absorbed by the skin to provide a efficient way of delivering nourishing ingredients to your skin. Always ask for the recommendations of your dermatologist for your skin type!
Lotions are the type of moisturizers that works best for most types of skin. Different from creams, lotions are heavier and do not tend to leave a shiny, greasy feeling. Oily skin should look for non-greasy formulas or lotions that would not clog your pores. This is a good option for those looking to have a dewy skin.
Those who suffer from very dry skin or need extra moisture benefit the most from creams. Lightweight formulas are best for warmer temperatures, and clog less the pores. Thicker options are for those with extremely dry skin or live in cold temperatures. Creams are standalone products for hydration, but can be also combined with other products and ingredients. Creams with Hyaluronic Acid helps penetrate deep within the skin to maintain moisture for longer time.
Night creams tend to be heavier than normal creams and they are meant to hydrate overnight. They are not intended to wear outside the house, specially under the sun. From personal experience, make sure not mix your day creams with you night creams. Night creams are great options for those looking to treat fine lines, spots, elasticity or other signs of aging. During winter months, night creams are extremely handy to alleviate your skin from the dry air.
Face oils are some of my favorite products to use when feeling dry or tight skin. I use them on evenings after cleansing my face for the best results. They help your skin feel shiny and supple and are best for aging skin. For those who tend to have breakouts, you can opt out from using face oils.
Ointments are heavy moisturizers that are petroleum-based and are intended to treat and soothe old, dry skin or problems like eczema. They can be used with prescription to treat scars, rashes, or other serious skin problems, Ointments retain moisture the most from all moisturizers.
Now that you know what to look, keep glowing and #staybonito.