The Different Types of Face Cream

face creamThe market for face cream is growing at a prodigious rate. The customer must do thorough research on face creams before buying: caveat emptor (let the buyer beware) always applies. There are several different purposes for face creams. There are face creams that are meant to only moisturize the skin and nothing else. Others are designed as sun blockers, while others, such as collagen cream is marketed as a wrinkle eliminator. Due to the variety of options and the different characteristics and components of the human face, steps have to be taken before you choose a face cream that is perfect for you.

The first step is identifying your skin type. There are five different skin types: normal, dry, oily, sensitive and combination skin. A normal skin type is, well, relatively normal looking. No major advantages or defects and a healthy tinge of pink on the cheeks. The dry type is paler than the normal type, has finer pores and is more prone to wrinkles. Dry skin is also more easily irritated and aging shows up more readily. The oily type is the second most problematic. This skin type is shiny and greasy with huge pores that can easily turn into pimples. People with this type sweat more easily than other types. Sensitive skin is the most problematic skin type of them all. This type is very dry, easily irritated and prone to developing a scaly texture that can be very itchy.

The second step is choosing what kind of face cream you need based on your skin type. For dry skin types, a moisturizing cream is the best because the skin needs the extra moisture in order to avoid becoming irritated. The oily skin type needs a moisturizer that will dry the skin without damaging it. It can be difficult and frustrating finding a face cream that will do this, but don’t give up – they exist. There are also special face creams for people with combination skin and sensitive skin.

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