How do I Choose the Best Moisturizer?

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  • Written By: Diane Goettel
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  • Last Modified Date: 21 December 2019
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In order to choose the best moisturizer, it is important to first consider the kinds of skin conditions that the moisturizer should address. In addition to adding moisture to the skin, there are a number of benefits that a moisturizer can provide. There are some moisturizers for aging skin that help to firm the skin and reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. Some moisturizers can also help to reduce the appearance of discoloration in the skin that may be the result of sun damage. There are also moisturizers that can be used to help control oil and others that help to fight acne.

When choosing the best moisturizer for one's skin, it is important to consider the part of the body on which the moisturizer will be used. There are a number of kinds of moisturizers that are intended specifically for use on the face, or the feet, or the hands, while there are other moisturizers that are acceptable for use on the entire body. The best moisturizer for the hands and feet is usually a thick moisturizer that may even come in the form of a balm. The best moisturizer for one's face, on the other hand, is usually much thinner and less viscous in consistency.


For some people, the best moisturizer for any part of the body is one that is hypoallergenic. This is particularly true for people who have a number of skin allergies or who have very sensitive skin. There are a number of skin care companies that sell hypoallergenic product lines that include moisturizers. Of the available hypoallergenic moisturizers, there are formulas for the hands, feet, face, and body just as with other types of moisturizers.

There are also a number of companies that sell all-natural and organic moisturizers. This is a consideration for some people who prefer to use natural and organic products in all areas in their lives from the food that they consume, to the coffee that they drink, to the kinds of fibers used in their clothes and bedding. For these sorts of people, all-natural moisturizer made with organically grown products is probably the best moisturizer to use. Just as with the other varieties of moisturizer, moisturizers made with organic, natural products come in formulas for all different types of skin and all different parts of the body. These are often the most expensive kinds of moisturizer.



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