Moisturizers are hydrating solutions that are essential to restoring the health and beauty of your skin.
They are essential skin care products that you should use every day. This is regardless of your skin type.
The function of a moisturizing cream is to retain moisture in the face. Regular use will help to increase the hydration of the skin.
If you have dry skin, you should pay extra attention to the type of moisturizing creams that you use. Even if you have oily skin, you cannot do without moisturizing cream.
Moisturizing creams work by trapping the moisture that is already on the face. This increases the penetration of water into the skin and reduces the rate at which water evaporates from the surface of the skin. They help to plump up the skin cells making the skin appear smoother.
The key ingredients in these hydrating emulsions are oil, water and probably some sunscreen agents.
There are basically 2 types of moisturizing creams:
WATER BASED MOISTURIZERS
Water-based moisturizing creams contain mostly water with some oil. This is the most common type in the market today. Water-binding ingredients are often added to improve the water binding properties of these creams.
Oil-based moisturizing creams have more oil and some water. They tend to leave a greasy film on the skin. Do you have oily skin? Avoid these types.
The consistency of the moisturizing creams often depends on its content of oil and glycerin. Light moisturizing creams soak quickly into the skin and are usually applied during the day.
Sunscreens agents may be added to protect the skin against sun damage. Sunscreens can also be used as a day cream since most sunscreens contain the same moisturizing ingredients.