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Video:How to Choose a Moisturizer

with Kacie Marie

To choose the right moisturizer for your skin, it's important to read the labels to make sure it suits you. Pick a moisturizer depending on your skin type and where you'll apply the product.See Transcript

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Transcript:How to Choose a Moisturizer

Hello I’m Kacie Marie, this is About.com, and today I’ll be giving you some tips on choosing the right moisturizer for your skin. Choosing a moisturizer seems easy, but when you get to the skin care section, there are many different lotions, oils, ointments and moisturizers.

Use the Right Moisturizer for Your Skin Type

For dry skin, use a thicker moisturizer like a ointment. And if you are going to use a moisturizer during the day, lock ‘em in at night with an ointment. For normal skin, a lighter moisturizer like a cream is for you, and will keep your skin hydrated. For oily skin, you want to use a lighter moisturizer, which is usually a lotion. They are water based, so they’ll mix perfectly with your oily skin.

For sensitive skin you want to find a hypoallergenic lotion, that is fragrance free, and uses less than ten ingredients. The less ingredients in your moisturizer, the less chance it will irritate your skin. For acne prone skin, you want to find a moisturizer that has alpha hydroxy in it, it’ll help clear up your skin, and is also good for anti-aging.

Moisturizers are Dedicated to Certain Areas of the Body

The lotions that you buy generally get divided into face lotion, body lotion, or hands and feet. You want to make sure you read the labels, and that you are buying the appropriate lotion for yourself. Generally, your body uses a thicker lotion than your face, in the summertime, you want to use a lighter, more hydrating lotion and it should be at least 15 spf. Hope these tips helped you choose the right moisturizer for your skin.

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