The first step to finding a good facial moisturizer is to determine your skin type – is it normal, oily, dry, or combination skin? While there are several testing kits available which can help you figure out your skin type, these are not necessary. Simply observe your skin – if it is usually rough and appears dehydrated, you have dry skin, if it is shiny, this means you have oily skin, and if your T-zone (the forehead, nose and chin) are oily while the rest of the face remains dry, you have combination skin. If your skin fits none of the above descriptions, then your skin type is normal.
Now that you know your skin type, you can search for a suitable facial moisturizer, made specifically for skin of your type. You can either ask your dermatologist to recommend a brand which would be suited to your skin type, or you can search through department stores and drugstores yourself.
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If you choose to browse for a good facial moisturizer for yourself, make sure you read the labels on all the varieties you consider. Try to pick one that has a minimum of chemical ingredients, as these can damage your skin. Products with organic ingredients and natural minerals are your best bet when it comes to finding a good moisturizer.
Try obtaining and using some samples before you make your final selection – some drugstores, skin-care stores, and departmental stores offer free samples that customers can try out. You can also get the cosmetic sales clerk to help you out and recommend some samples for you to try.
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Finally, after using the different samples, determine which one works best for you by gauging the smoothness and glow on your skin. While trying out samples, also stay on the lookout for allergic reactions. Once you zero in on the moisturizer that works best for you, proceed to purchase it and incorporate it into your daily skincare regime.