We made it through the winter and the summer season is inching closer and closer! I hope you’ve been diligent with your Blemfree routine, doing all you can to keep your skin clear. However, the clarity of the skin is one thing- complexion and radiance are quite another. That sought-after glow, that luminescence from within is very much achievable with the right moisturizer. It doesn’t matter if your skin is oily, sensitive, etc you absolutely must use a moisturizer, day and night. And there are many kinds: gel-based or creamy, hyaluronic acid (Sodium Hyaluronate) and vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid) and tons more! To start, it’s a smart idea to swap moisturizers on a seasonal basis: the gel-based moisturizers are good for the warmer months where the skin tends to produce more sweat and sebum. Whereas during the colder months, skin tends to be drier therefore a luxe, creamy formula works well.
Be mindful of ingredients, if possible always opt for natural. I love when a moisturizer’s active ingredients are Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice,
Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Olea Europaea (Olive) Leaf Extract; these are wonderful, plant-derived components and are excellent for the skin! Look for these ingredients on the labels. Also, be wary of harsh chemicals, certain alcohols can be extremely harsh on the skin, causing sensitivity and dryness. You may benefit from visiting a skin-care specialist at a department store or a beauty store to see which moisturizer would be the perfect fit for you! And of course, with the recommendation and approval of your dermatologist. Be well.