During the long, cold, and drying winter months, a good moisturizer quickly becomes a girl’s best friend. We notice our skin care regimen and products in which we are used to using just aren’t cutting it anymore. We need something more. That is why Vine Vera would like to give you some pointers and tips on moisturizing your skin for the winter, and tip you off on a few good moisturizers you could use to help you get the soft, hydrated skin you are suddenly lacking, and begin feeling normal –and possibly even better – again.
Not All Moisturizers Are Created Equal
Like the title says, not all moisturizers are created equal. In fact, many of the off brands or cheap drug store brands in which you buy and spend money on will never do much for your skin. It’s best to opt for something that has been proven to work.
There are a few drug store brands that work well, such as Cetaphil’s Skin Restoring Moisturizer, Formulated for Atopic Skin. This rich moisturizer cream is gentle and effective at penetrating deep into the skin’s layers, providing ample moisture that will last the entire day. It is perfect for sensitive skin and those with skin conditions as well. You could always buy moisturizers from your dermatologists office as well, as they have top of the line products available for purchase most of the time.
Another fabulous line of moisturizers are from Dermalogica. Dermalogica offers top of the line, quality products for those with all types of skin. They have a fantastic moisturizer called Dermalogica Intensive Moisture Balance, and this product offers phytonutrients as well as many beneficial ingredients such as Green Tea to combat dry skin and fight the signs of aging as well.
It’s always better to splurge, because when it comes to skin care, you truly do get what you pay for.
How Often to Moisturize
Most moisturizers are able to be applied as often as you require them. Anytime you feel some dry, itchy skin coming on, simply apply some and go. A smart idea once you’ve found a good moisturizer you like is to either purchase a travel sized bottle so you can always have some on the go, or fill a small bottle with the product yourself to stash in your purse or bag, or even in your car, to have some anytime you need it.
Not every moisturizer will work well for everyone. Everybody has different skin needs, and therefore it’s best to experiment with different brands to find the level of intensity you will need to moisturize your skin. Favorites happen by trying something new, so don’t be afraid to give different brands a chance. This can be difficult for those with a brand loyalty complex, but it really is a good idea to find out what works best for your needs.
When all else fails, a visit with your doctor may be in order, and they can from there point you in the right direction or assign you a prescription for something that will work.