Moisturize Me! How Often Should I Apply a Moisturizer?

This is a question that every woman has asked at least once while taking care of their skin.  The answer is not as easy as one may think.  It depends on your skin type.  Once you know that, you know how often you should apply a moisturizer and what kind to apply as there are different types as well.

Normal Skin

This is skin with few, if any imperfections.  It glows, and has virtually no wrinkles.  It bounces back when touched and is soft to the touch.  You will need a light moisturizer following your normal skin care regimen.

Dry Skin

This is skin that lacks luster, is rough to the touch, shows wrinkles and is prone to red, irritated patches.  It can also flake and look scaly.  If your skin does not bounce back immediately after pulling a small amount of skin, you are lacking the proper intake of water in your diet.  The other reason can be hormones or genetics.  You need an oil based moisturizer twice a day, in the morning and at night.

Oily skin

This is the skin that produces an abundance of sebum.  It can also trap dirt and other particles, making proper skin care a nightmare.  It also gets irritated easily.  Wash your face with mild soaps and cleansers and follow-up with an oil-free balancing cream to help restore balance to the skin.  It may sound counter-productive to moisturize oily skin, but the proper moisturizer can make all the difference between healthy skin and constantly combatting the oils your skin produces.  Use the moisturizer twice daily, in the morning and at night.

Apply the moisturizer after you have done your usual regimen, and to give your skin more of a fighting chance against age and damage, use Skin Medica Dermal Repair Cream after you moisturize.

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