Contrary to popular belief, there is no such thing as a one-size-fits-all moisturiser. In a vast country like India, moisturisers even go by various names, such as lotions, gels, creams, and ointments. Some of them may be water-based, while others are made of oil. Although most of us tend to ignore all this due to lack of awareness or just because of pure haste, and pick the first one we lay our eyes on, choosing the right moisturiser for your skin type can work actual wonders.
Good moisturisers are capable of more than just improving the appearance of your skin. They can aid in the protection of the skin barrier, which prevents allergens, debris, bacteria, and viruses from reaching the skin. They protect skin from drying out, and work as a barrier against free radicals and pollutants, as well as providing some additional benefits like brightening tanned skin, balancing the skin’s nutrition levels, and detoxing the skin as a whole.
So picking the correct moisturiser for your skin type is an extremely important and rewarding thing to do. And we’ll make it simple enough for you so that it seems like a park in the park!
So without further ado...
The most common factors that may contribute to dry skin are ageing, an underlying skin problem, or environmental causes. Regardless of the cause, skin dryness can be painful and itchy, and generally irritating, to say the least. If left unaddressed for long, it can even cause cracks, and subsequently, become infected. Therefore, keeping dry skin hydrated and well-nourished is very vital.
While choosing a moisturiser, if the first component stated is an oil like safflower or jojoba, you'll know it's oil-based. Use humectants, such as lactic acid, which is a mild type of alpha-hydroxy acid. Moisturising lotions with natural ingredients like our Gorgeous Goat Milk & Honey Lotion for Skin Revitalisation, Astonishing Aloe Lotion for Antimicrobial Protection, etc., are excellent additions to your skincare routine.
People with oily skin tend to have an oily, greasy appearance to their skin, but they still require a moisturiser. This is especially important for those who use treatments to help get rid of blemishes, acne or clogged pores. To treat oily skin, you need to find the right balance between hydration and exfoliation, because products that help to reduce oil, such benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid, may stimulate your body to work even harder to create even more oil.
While choosing a moisturiser, look for an oil-free, water-based lotion or gel that contains humectants such as glycerin, urea, or hyaluronic acid. Make sure it's non-comedogenic, which means it won't clog your pores and cause acne breakouts. Natural ingredients such as neem, tea tree, and sea buckthorn help restore the skin's oil balance and keep it irritation-free. Our Supercool Charcoal Lotion for Deep Cleansing is great for exfoliating and mending damaged skin, as well as keeping pores clear of clogging and naturally sanitised.
Sensitive skin is more reactive than regular skin, and this causes a lot of discomfort for people with the particular skin type. It is readily irritated by things that are normally accepted by our body, such as skincare or cosmetic products, or even temperature extremes in some cases. It is a persistent condition for some people, while it is induced by internal and environmental stimuli for others. It happens when the skin's natural barrier function is impaired, enabling irritants to get through and causing water loss. The sun, as well as several compounds in cosmetics and cleansers, usually only aggravate symptoms.
Therefore, choosing a moisturiser for sensitive skin should be done with great care and attention. Any ingredients known to exacerbate sensitive skin problems, like parabens and phthalates, dehydrating alcohol, sodium lauryl sulphate, synthetic fragrances, petrochemicals, etc., should be avoided at all costs. Moisturisers with natural ingredients like Astonishing Aloe Lotion for Antimicrobial Protection, Spectacular Shea Butter for Moisturising and Cooling, Incredible Olive Oil for Soothing and Moisturising, Gorgeous Goat Milk & Honey Lotion for Skin Revitalisation, Soothing Turmeric Neem & Aloe Vera for Antibacterial Protection, etc., are excellent at soothing and naturally sanitising sensitive skin, keeping it hydrated and well-nourished.
Choosing a moisturiser might seem too unimportant and time-consuming to put effort into, but your skin will be grateful forever when it is well-taken care of. Also, it is not that difficult as it seems - check out our amazing range of body lotions based on natural ingredients at https://haeal.com/collections/lotion, and choose the right one for your skin type!