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Finding the Right Moisturizer for You (Dry Skin)
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Finding the Right Moisturizer for You

If you have dry skin:

Dry skin on the face area tends to be rare, as the sebaceous glands which produce oil are abundant in the face area, and especially in men. However, these glands weaken as we age, and the cheeks and jawline may begin to become dry. Similarly, if your occupation requires you to be exposed to wind and rough elements, your skin may become dry. Provided that you do not have sensitive skin, a lotion or creamy moisturizers will work well for you.

If you have normal or combination skin:

The majority of people have what is known as combination skin. The forehead, nose, and chin area, often referred to as the T-zone, are commonly oil where there the sebaceous glands are concentrated, while the cheek and neck tend to be drier. If you have normal or combination skin, you may wish to apply a moisturizer when the humidity drops, or the weather becomes colder during the winter. For best results, a non-comedogenic moisturizer with an SPF of 15 or greater should be applied daily. There are plenty of such options available at a reasonable price, and can help prevent cancer and photoaging.

If you have oily skin:

If you have oily skin, you should use moisturizers that are non-comedogenic, and oil free, as these may aggravate your skin. For important product information, you may wish to refer to Mild Cleanser .ca.

For non-facial skin:

Unlike the face, most body skin, such as skin on the arms and legs contain very few sebaceous glands, which produce oil. This makes the skin prone to drying, especially if you are exposed to wind, cold, or dry climates. For very dry skin, heavy moisturizers such as Aquaphor, Cetaphil Cream, or Neutrogena Norwegian Formula, or other jar or tube moisturizers may be recommended. For sun exposed skin, moisturizers that contain sunblock are also available. Note that since body skin is much drier than that of facial skin, a different moisturizer may be required for treating non-facial skin.


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