Most of us dread shopping for facial cream, there are so many brands currently on the market that we get confused when we walk into a store. The list of products for your skin and especially for your face is truly endless, and they all seem to offer amazing benefits. When choosing a facial cream, remember to consider these useful tips.
When to Begin
Any professional cream manufactory (known as โรงงานผลิตครีมสบู่ in Thai) or dermatologist will tell you that it is important to start using a facial cream in your 20s. Your body has stopped growing and your skin has settled down. It is a good idea to use facial cream in the morning and just before you go to bed. As you sleep, you allow all the healthy ingredients to penetrate your pores.
Using a face cream is important for several reasons, some of which include:
- Holding moisture
- Retaining elasticity
- Reducing wrinkles & fine lines
Facial creams also help to add a protective barrier to your skin, locking moisture in and giving you a healthy glow.
- Day Cream – There is a difference between day and night creams, a day cream should be lighter, and it should contain sunscreen to protect you from UV rays. You should purchase a product which contains SPF 15 or higher. In addition to protection, you should look for something which contains vitamin C. This helps to brighten the skin and it increases cell melanin for protective purposes.
- Night Cream – When choosing a night cream, you should look for products that include vitamin A & E and hyaluronic acid. During the night, the cream will moisture, exfoliate and help with fine lines and wrinkles. A night cream should soothe and repair skin as you sleep.
Cream for Sensitive or Dry Skin
When looking for cream that helps with dry or sensitive skin, you need to find products which contain certain types of ingredients. Read the label on the package and look for compounds like ceramides, glycerin and lactic acid. They protect your skin from environmental toxins, repair cells, and remove dead skin.
When choosing a face cream, it is a good idea to avoid products with certain ingredients. If you suffer from oily or acne prone skin, it is better to side-step anything that contains fragrances, perfumes, or parabens. People with sensitive skin should look for organic products that are manufactured using natural elements.