With Valentine’s day just around the corner, we’ve been thinking about our perfect matches when it comes to everything from skincare, to the right shade of lipstick for our skin-tone. To start things off, we’re beginning with the product that we consider to be the most important element of our skincare regimes- moisturiser!
The Best Moisturisers for Different Skin Types
For Dry Skin
If you have dry or dehydrated skin, a moisturiser is absolutely something you cannot skip on. It will replenish lost hydration, whilst also making your skin feel a lot more comfortable. It’s important to understand the difference between dry and dehydrated skin however, to make sure you use the best face moisturiser for your skin type.
Dry skin can be harder than dehydration to treat as it tends to be your skin type rather than a condition. It’s caused by a lack of oils in the skin, which need replenishing in order to balance out and treat. To boost the natural lipids as well as your skin’s natural protective barrier, ingredients like natural oils, Glycerin and Hyaluronic Acid are hydrating superstars. Try the Thank Goat Nourishing day + Night cream, which is packed with hydrating Glycerin or the ESPA Overnight Hydration Therapy that contains Chicory Root Extract, which helps to reinforce the skin’s natural barrier function, while Konjac Root and Hyaluronic Acid hydrate and smooth.
Dehydrated skin is a condition which means your skin is lacking in water. For an injection of hydration that will help keep it nourished, we’d recommend Clinique’s Moisture Surge 72 Hour Auto Replenishing Hydrator, a light-weight product that actually contains auto-replenishing technology- meaning that an internal water source is created within the skin, allowing it to replenish itself when needed.
Both dry and dehydrated skin however can actually be caused by a number of lifestyle factors too. the Misuse of moisturisers, showers that are too long or too hot, and the wrong ingredients for your skin type can all be contributing factors.