Hello and welcome to Monday Mishap, where I tell you all about a mistake I’ve made so you won’t make the same. Hopefully, a great chance for us to all share and learn! One mistake a lot of people make is not wearing moisturizer.
The reasons people do not wear moisturizer are:
- “I don’t need it until I’m older”
- “I don’t even have dry skin”
- “it’s going to make me break out” (acne)
- “moisturizer will make my face oily”
- “it’s going to clog my pores”
- “there are so many different ones to choose from so I’m just not going to use any”
Do any of those sound like you?
I use to say almost all of those things.
If you aren’t moisturizing your face because of any of those reasons I can help! Moisturizing your skin keeps it soft and supple and ready for makeup. Another reason to be moisturizing is because most cleansers strip your skin of its natural oils. So, you need to replenish/rebalance your skin or it will produce too much oil trying to balance itself, causing skin issues. Also, your skin is made up of layers which all need to be moisturized, when not properly hydrated this leads to aging such as wrinkles and sagging. (side note: we will get into all kinds of other ways to take care of your skin in other posts)
Everyone is different
First, you need to figure out what type of skin you have, there are typically 5 types. Once you figure out your skin type there are tons of moisturizers for each one. A lot of labels even say what type of skin the product is for. You want to make sure you are using a moisturizer for your skin type or you may have issues such as breaking out, etc.
Normal skin is soft without any oily or dry areas. Look for an everyday moisturizer.
A lot of people are combination meaning there is some oil in the t-zone area and pretty normal everywhere else. Look for a balancing or everyday moisturizer. You can even buy a matte moisturizer and put it just where you are oily (t-zone).
Oily skin means you look more on the shiny side especially in the summer and can soak up a few oil blotting sheets in one go. Look for a moisturizer that is oil-free and has the words gel, matte, or shine-free.
Dry skin is when your face feels tight after using any type of cleanser. Dry skin also looks red sometimes and a bit flaky. Use a moisturizer that uses the words moisturizing, hydrating, or one that is a cream. You can also use a moisture mask or coconut oil for added moisture! Remember when looking that dry skin does not always mean sensitive skin.
If you have a skin care issues like eczema or rosacea you have sensitive skin. Use moisturizers your dermatologist recommends or one that say specifically for sensitive skin.
My favorite moisturizers for every type are:
Combo: Purlisse Blue Lotus Balancing Moisturizer $55 (they are always having sales around holidays and also offer coupon if you sign up for their emails)
Dry: Clinique Moisture Surge $39 (I love shopping Clinique at Ulta because I get to rack up my Ultamate Rewards points)
What are your favorite moisturizers? Share with everyone in the comments section! Also if you ever have questions or comments feel free to drop us a note in the contact tab up top.
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INSPIRATION OF THE DAY
For the Lord grants wisdom! From his mouth come knowledge and understanding. Proverbs 2:6