A Season of Beauty is a 6-part series discussing the most important steps to healthy, glowing skin with products that you can incorporate into your regular skin care routine at home. This week we are discussing moisturizers.

#4  Moisturizers

Everyone needs a moisturizer, no question. Even those with the oiliest skin need a moisturizer. Think of oil and water as two different things. We want to keep the skin balanced, and it needs water to stay healthy, just like your body on the inside.

There are probably as many moisturizers as there are people! Hah!

Moisturizers tend to be occlusive, meaning they stay on the skin and don’t penetrate as a serum would. Some help hold water in, and some help keep toxins out.

How do you know which moisturizer to use?

Because of the many different types it is best to have a professional help decide what is best for your skin. One must also realize that the skin is always changing and the moisturizer you use during summer may not be the best for the winter. As the seasons change, so do our skin care needs. And as we age and as our hormones change we need to make changes to our skin care regimen as well.

Generally, you want to use SPF during the day, but what do you use for nighttime? It may be a good choice to have the same moisturizer for day and night, and add an SPF over the moisturizer during the day. If you have oily skin that may be too much for daytime use. Again, this is why it’s so important to have a professional help you chose the best product for your personal skin type.

Some of my favorite, and my clients favorite moisturizers are:

NeoGenesis – Good for all skin types, and oncology-approved, is a luxurious and deeply hydrating cream that contains patented S²RM® technology, antioxidants, and peptides to support skin function and barrier repair.  This extra-rich formula was created for those who require extra moisture to the skin.  Skin is renewed, nourished, and protected through daily use.

From Eminence Organic Skin Care product line:

Bright Skin Moisturizer with SPF – For normal and combination skin types, with a broad spectrum SPF 30.

Eight Greens Whip Moisturizer – I love this for the hormonally-imbalanced skin type. Many of my 20-30 year-old clients enjoy this one.

Firm Skin Acai Moisturizer – deeply moisturizes, antioxidant rich to aid in combating aging.

Rosehip Whip Moisturizer – light moisturizer for normal to oily skin types, also helps with sensitive skin.

Stone Crop Whip Moisturizer – skin lightening, age-defying moisturizer for normal to dry, mature, pigmented and irritated skin. This is a favorite for sure.

As a bonus, I am offering 20% of all in-stock moisturizers the week of September 25 – October 1, 2017 only. Call or email to get your favorite moisturizer before it’s gone.