How to choose the right moisturizer for your skin type

 

Some of the most common complaints we hear as dermatologists, like skin irritation and breakouts, are caused by using the wrong beauty products, with moisturizer as the prime suspect. Here are a few pointers on how to find the right one according to your skin's needs:


· For oily skin: It may sound obvious, but what you want is a light lotion instead of a heavy cream, and of course make it an oil-free one.
· If your skin is dry, make an extra nutritious and thick choice, ideally featuring hyaluronic acid or glycerin in its synthesis, since these ingredients are famous for drawing in water. 
· If you break out easily, make sure you build your routine around a light textured gel moisturizer and make sure it says non-comedogenic on the packaging. 
· If your skin has been diagnosed as sensitive, a fragrance-free product is probably a pure enough -and therefore safe- choice for you, as it is less likely to cause irritation.

Important! It is not uncommon for patients to mistake their sensitive skin for acne-prone, or think their skin needs an anti-aging treatment when in fact it is just lacking a nourishing boost. There is only one solution. Book an appointment with your dermatologist, who will accurately diagnose your skin's real needs and will propose the appropriate skincare routine to give you the skin you have been longng for.  

 

For more information and to book an appointment, contact  33 Derma Clinic: 33 Alexandras Avenue, Athens, Greece | tel. (+30) 210 64 51 910 

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