If there’s one staple in everyone’s skincare routine (even for the guys!) it’s most likely going to be moisturiser. This iconic skincare product is pretty much universally loved for injecting hydration and moisture to the skin. But let it be known that not all moisturising creams are created equal. In fact, how long has it been since you switched up your moisturiser? Are you still happy with the one you’re using? Keep reading to find out what you should be looking for in your hydrating creams and how to choose the right one for your skin concerns in 2022.
4 Steps to Choose The Right Moisturiser
We all have a moisturiser in our current routine but is it skin-type appropriate? We need to hydrate the right way, and now’s the time to look at that dusty old pot in your cabinet and wonder if it’s working hard enough for your skin needs. If not, maybe it’s time to dump it and find a new fabulous moisturiser that’s right for you.
1. Consider your specific skin concern
When it comes to choosing the right moisturiser, it’s important to make sure it’s the right one for your specific skin type and skin concerns. Whether you’ve got a really dry skin type and are looking for extra hydration, or are experiencing dull, lacklustre looking skin, make sure to choose a moisturiser that caters for this concern.
2. Update your moisturiser based on the season
Change in temperature can wreak havoc on our skin. Hot, humid days during the summertime can lead to breakouts and dryness, whilst the cold, harsh winter air can cause skin to look dull, lifeless, and be extra dehydrated. It’s a great idea to use a different moisturising cream based on the seasons for this reason. Pick a summer/spring moisturiser, and a winter/autumn moisturiser that can help address these skin concerns commonly experienced.
3. Invest in a specific night moisturiser
Did you know our skin works the hardest during the night? Just like the rest of our body, the nighttime is when our skin goes into overdrive and works to regenerate and restore itself. We love using a separate night cream compared to our day cream for this reason, but also because some nighttime creams tend to be a little too thick for comfortable daytime wear. The best night moisturiser will work to deeply hydrate and rejuvenate skin while you sleep, whilst the Best day moisturiser isn’t as rich and allows for more comfortable wear under makeup.
3. Use a separate eye cream
Face moisturiser can’t do it all alone of course. When it comes to the sensitive under-eye skin, you really do need to invest in a specific eye cream. Why? Because the heavier moisturisers aren’t meant for this fragile skin and won’t absorb properly or will build up under the eyes which isn’t a great look if you’re wearing makeup over the top.
The Best Moisturisers in 2022
Now that you’re armed with some advice on scrutinising the best moisturiser for your skin type, here are our favourites for three main skin concerns.
1. Tackle acne
Dealing with breakouts and an oily skin type? We hear you! Acne cream is what you want to be investing in. We like the Resurfacing Cream from La Clinica for this as it works like an exfoliating moisturiser. It’s able to target multiple skin concerns thanks to star ingredients Glycolic (AHA), Salicylic (BHA) and Lactobionic (PHA) acids, plus Vitamin C.
2. For sensitive skin
Sensitivity is a common skin concern and it’s really important to choose a specific Moisturiser for sensitive skin in this case. Try the Soothing Protection Moisture Balm from La Clinica as its packed with anti-inflammatory properties. It blends a powerful assembly of skincare superheroes to help reduce redness, calm, heal and restore the skin’s barrier function, to help you achieve soft, hydrated, supple complexion whilst healing your skin at the same time.
3. Skin barrier issues
Dealing with a weakened skin barrier? This can cause dry skin, so we recommend going for a rich and ultra hydrating product like La Clinica’s Deep Hydration Moisture Cream. A hero ingredient is the anti-inflammatory antioxidant Niacinamide. It’s also loaded with skin lipids such as a Ceramide Complex, Essential Fatty Acids and Cholesterol — they mimic the composition of the skin’s barrier to help retain and regulate hydration.
Inspired to try a new facial moisturising cream? Discover the best one for you today!