With so many products to choose from, picking a facial cream can seem like a daunting task. You’ll want to use different creams for different situations, including the time of day you are using the product and for what purpose.
In the morning
Start your morning off right by applying a morning moisturizer. Your morning facial cream serves two purposes:
1. Protecting skin from the sun
2. Moisturizing skin throughout the day
Choose a facial cream with an SPF of at least 15. This will help prevent age spots and sun wrinkles. You can also choose a tinted cream that is mixed with foundation to even out your skin tone and hide blemishes. Depending on your skin type, you’ll want to choose a facial cream geared towards your specific situation. Skin types include dry, oily, combination, normal or sensitive. If you have normal skin, you can generally choose any type of facial cream. Other types should buy products geared specifically to their needs. If you suffer from acne, choose one with alpha hydroxyl acids.
The main job of your overnight cream is skin rejuvenation – you want your skin to be repaired, hydrated, soothed and smoothed. During the day, your skin is busy fighting off irritants such as the sun. But at night, your skin comes alive creating new cells and repairing or shedding damaged ones. Your overnight facial cream should encourage this process. Again, pick an overnight cream that is geared towards your skin type – dry, oily, combination, normal or sensitive. Fatty acids are a must for dry skin, while antioxidants help coddle sensitive skin. Those with oily skin should avoid products with, you guessed it, oil. Instead, look for hyaluronic acid, glycerin, dimethicone or alpha hydroxyl acids. You may have to experiment and try a few products before you find the perfect cream for skin rejuvenation.
After a procedure
If you’re having any kind of work done on your face – Botox, laser skin treatment, face lift – you’ll want to pay extra attention to your facial cream selection. First, if the doctor gives you any special ointments or prescriptions, be sure to use those. Depending on your treatment, you may be able to continue your normal moisturizing and cleansing routine as soon as the day of the procedure.
Put your best face forward
Research shows that starting an anti-aging program as soon as possible is the key to success. Your main goals should be to protect skin during the day and provide the moisture it needs 24/7. You also want to focus on helping your skin to repair itself overnight to achieve ultimate skin brightening results. Finally, if you opt for additional facial procedures, be careful to follow the instructions of your doctor on when you can return to your normal skin care routine.
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