How to choose the best moisturiser for your skin?

How do you know what moisturizer is best for you?

Use these no-nonsense strategies from top dermatologists to help choose the right moisturizer for giving your skin the healthy glow you're after.

Picking a moisturizer is a must, no matter what kind of skin you have -oily, dry or a combination of both.

What to Look For:

Sun protection: Dermatologists advise SPF 30 moisturizer year-round for all skin types

Oily or acne-prone skin: DR. Carolyn Jacob recommends non-comedogenic moisturizers to avoid pore-clogging.

Antioxidants: This moisturizers combat free radicals, promote fresh, healthy skin for all types.

Dry skin: Choose moisturizer with hyaluronic acid hydration. Glycerin, urea, and oils retain moisture effectively.

Itchy skin: If hypoallergenic  fail, use 1% hydrocortisone for itch a week, consult doctor if persists.

Eczema: Apply petrolatum-based cream or jell to soothe cracks and maintain skin.

Sensitive skin: Hypoallergenic, fragrance-free moisturizers with fewer for gentle care, suggests DR. Sonia Badreshia-Bansal.

What to Avoid:

Colorings and perfumes: Experts advise avoiding added colors, perfumes & antibacterial agents in cream.

Ingredients & Acid: For skin, skip ingredients like lanolin, waxes, they clog pores, prolonged use thins skin, Avoid urea, lactic acids & alcohols for delicate skin.

3 Tips to Get Your Skin Moisturizer

Apply your moisturizer while your skin is damp: Apply moisturizer post-bath and let dry for best absorption.

Make your moisturizer do double-duty: Apply Cream match skin tone for complexion balance.

Use more than one moisturizer (if you need to): Opt for a light facial lotion and a rich body cream for effective skincare.