Healthy, shining, fresh-looking skin is what everyone wants. Who wants to face the world with a dull-looking, tired face? The key to supple, radiant skin is moisturization. It’s good practice to moisturize your skin daily to avoid getting fine lines on face. But are you using the right kind of moisturizer for your skin? Your skin needs hydration. It needs protection from environmental irritants. Also, your face changes according to season and age. Here are some pointers to find the right skin moisturizer.

Know your skin

The very first thing you need to do is know what your skin type is. The skin can be oily, dry, sensitive, or combination. Once you have that info, it’s easy for you to check out the different kinds of moisturizers that are made especially for each skin type. Apply the moisturizer for a couple of days. If your skin seems softer and plumper without the appearance of any fine lines on face, this is the right type for you.

Perfumed or not

Some moisturizers contain perfume. Although some are perfectly fine with these perfumed moisturizers, others have sensitive skin and break out in rashes upon application. Check if your skin is able to handle a perfumed moisturizer, or choose one without it. You’ll be wearing it almost the entire day and won’t want to keep scratching all the time.

Texture and feel

When buying a moisturizer, put some of it on your skin, and rub it in. Does it feel oily and remain on the skin’s surface? Or does it sink right in? A good moisturizer should feel smooth and easy during application. It shouldn’t feel greasy and heavy. Serums and lotions can be massaged right into the skin, but they don’t provide ample moisturization, and you may have to reapply a couple of times. You can also go in for fine lines treatment to get your skin right in good shape before you purchase your moisturizer.

Acne-prone skin

Are you plagued by zits? You need to be extra careful while buying a moisturizer. That’s because you really don’t know how your skin will react to a particular moisturizer. It may appear to be fantastic but might lead to further irritated skin. Try to sample a few moisturizers and see which one works the best for your skin before you buy it.

Comedogenicversus. non-comedogenic

A product is labeled non-comedogenic, or hypoallergenic, or dermatologist-recommended when it promises non-blockage of skin pores. Many moisturizers trumpet they are non-comedogenic and thus the saviors of the skin. However, this may be misleading. These very same products may have irritants like waxes that could irritate your skin. Read product descriptions carefully, and try the sample size to check its performance over a few applications before buying.

It is not an easy task to choose the right moisturizer for your skin, but it isn’t rocket science either. Take your time, and try a few of them on your skin.Just don’t rush into making a purchase when you see a nice-looking bottle.

Author's Bio: 

Jennifer Smith is an acclaimed writer specializing in health and beauty. An avid reader, she has a knack for identifying the best solutions for specific beauty-related issues for the benefit of her readers.