When it comes to your summer skincare routine, no one step is more important than the other. While cleansing is absolutely key to keeping your complexion clear and healthy, finding your best face moisturiser is equally important to keeping your complexion glowing and gorgeous.
During the summer months, you need to adjust your products to keep your skin in the best condition possible and infuse your complexion with everything it needs to stay moisturised, soft and supple.
We have put together an in-depth and comprehensive guide to helping you find the perfect moisturiser for your skin type, and the best practice for applying it for great results.
Our Best Face Moisturisers
If you have dry or dehydrated skin, a moisturiser is absolutely something you cannot skip on. It will replenish the lost hydration, whilst also making your skin feel a lot more comfortable. It's important to understand the difference between dry and dehydrated skin however to make sure you use the best face moisturiser for your skin type.
Dry skin can be harder to treat than dehydration as it tends to be your skin type rather than a condition. It's caused by a lack of oils in the skin, which need replenishing in order to balance out and treat. To boost the natural lipids in your skin and your skin's natural protective barrier, ingredients like natural oils, Glycerin and Hyaluronic Acid are hydrating superstars. You can read more about why Hyaluronic Acid is such a great ingredient on the blog.
Dehydrated skin is a condition which means your skin is lacking in water. It needs an injection of hydration that keeps it nourished, plumped up and fed with water. You can read Pai's expert skincare tips on how to combat dehydrated skin overnight, so you awake with a visibly more beautiful complexion.
Both dry and dehydrated skin however can actually be caused by a number of lifestyle factors too. Misusing moisturiser, hot showers, and the wrong ingredients for your skin type can all be contributing factors. You can read more about the little changes you can make to your lifestyle to help keep your skin in its healthiest possible condition.
For Oil Control
If you struggle with oily skin, you've probably stayed away from moisturisers for fear of them making your oiliness worse. You need to choose a face cream that helps to control oil production without stripping the skin. You will then find that your moisturiser will calm and control your oil productions, whilst also keeping your skin healthy and hydrated.
Non-comodogenic formulas are brilliant for oily skin types, as they won't block the pores and cause breakouts, which can be a key concern for this skin type. Oil-absorbing ingredients like Kaolin clay and hydrating ingredients like Hyaluronic Acid help to calm oil production and also soothe the skin. In fact, clay is one of the best ingredients you can use to purify your skin and leave you with a shine-free yet radiant complexion.
If you do suffer from breakouts as a result of excess oil, read more about how Murad can help to calm your spots and reduce their redness.
Even normal skin types can feel a little lacklustre and dull, so looking for brightening ingredients in your moisturiser can help give you back that glow. As your moisturiser is the last product you apply to your face in your skincare routine, look for ingredients like Mica and Pearl Extract, which will add an instant glow to your skin, while hydrating and keeping it healthy. Vitamin C and Azelaic Acid are absolute wonders for helping to fight pigmentation and boost radiance as part of your daily moisturising routine.
If you want to completely overhaul your beauty routine for a more radiant complexion, you can add in beauty boosters to help transform your skin, as well as luminising serums for an extra step towards that gorgeous glow.
Anti-ageing skincare has become a seriously hot topic over the last few years and it isn't set to slow down. Potent ingredients and powerful formulations are present in so many products, helping to keep the skin moisturised, firm and looking youthful.
Hydration is always number 1 for keeping skin looking plump and young. Ageing can cause dehydration in certain skin types, so keeping the skin well watered will mean that your cells have all they need to stay healthy. Look for ingredients like Hyaluronic Acid, which is super powerful when it comes to fighting areas of dryness.
Antioxidants are also another key ingredient, as well as charcoal, which are incredible at helping to fight environmental aggressors to prevent sun and pollution damage to your skin. Ingredients such as Amino Acids and Proteins work to help rebuild and repair damaged skin, helping your skin's texture look smoother and plumper.
Many of us struggle to balance the many needs of combination skin, but by being careful to avoid any ingredients which might be too stripping, too rich or irritating, you can discover comfortable, and even skin.
Combination skin can be a mixture of a number of different skin types, all of which make it hard to follow a prescribed routine. Different areas of your face need differentiating levels of care and unique products, so finding that one holy grail and best face moisturiser can be quite tricky.
To help keep the skin balanced, BHAs and AHA's work to remove dead skin cell and calm oil production whilst natural emollients such as plant oils and fatty acids nourish drier skin, to help keep your overall complexion healthy.
Want to find out more about your skin type and the ingredients to look for or avoid? Read our skin type guides to learn all about your skin’s needs.