For a moisturizer that’s just right

       
May 13th, 2011 | Contributed by:

For a moisturizer that's just rightMoisturizer is to our faces what water is to our bodies – our skin often thirsts for it and we should always make sure we're getting our daily dose of this vital beauty stuff. But like a lot of other things we can think of, it's important to understand how much is too little and how much is simply overkill.

For just the right serving size of moisturizer, you shouldn't need more than a pea-sized amount in your hand. To get it right, this will require you to make sure you're using the right moisturizer for your skin. Does it usually leave you wanting for more? If your skin still feels dry when you apply a normal amount of product to your face, you need a formula that's got a bit more of that moisturizing goodness – look for ingredients like olive oil and shea butter. If, after five minutes, your skin still feels greasy, that's a good sign that you don't really need that dry/sensitive skin formula.

That being said, the label on your moisturizer isn't arbitrary. Seek help from a professional who can help you determine whether your skin is truly dry, normal, combination or oily – though it's often easy to determine this on your own. Stick with a product that's made for you, and you'll be made for the limelight in a matter of moments.

       

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