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It is recommended that you use a facial moisturizer at least one a day. While washing your face keeps your skin clean and removes dead skin cells, you are also dehydrating your face at the same time. When your skin is dry, it loses elasticity, which invites wrinkles. With a good facial moisturizer, you can delay wrinkles because it will lock in water to keep your skin hydrated.
Since yesterday was my 25th birthday, I decided that I need to get back on top of my skincare game and thought it would be good today if I shared some tips for finding the right facial moisturizer.
Do Not Dwell on the Price
Just because one moisturizer is more expensive than another brand it does not mean that it is going to provide better results. In fact, over the years, I have tried various facial moisturizers that cost various prices and the cheaper ones tend to perform better than the expensive ones.
Currently, I am using the Natural Face Moisturizer SPF 30 by Block Island Organics, which sells for $27.99 and it has performed better than some of the moisturizers that I have tried in the past that were close to $100. Therefore, instead of looking for the most expensive moisturizer that you can find make sure that you check out the ingredients and base your decision off that.
Know the Difference between Winter & Summer Facial Moisturizer
During the winter, it’s okay to use thick moisturizers. However, in the summer, you want to go for one that is lighter, so it doesn’t cause you to sweat/leave your face greasy, which could result in a breakout.
Luckily, in the case of the Natural Face Moisturizer SPF 30 by Block Island Organics, it is not overly thick, which makes it the ideal moisturizer during both the winter and summer months. Additionally, this moisturizer can help reduce sunburn (still put on sunscreen though, think of it as an additional precaution).
Consider Your Skin Type
As with anything else that you put on your face, it is important that you purchase a facial moisturizer that works well with your skin type. I personally have sensitive skin so it is important for me to make sure that I read ingredients before purchasing them or I could end up damaging my skin.
The Natural Face Moisturizer SPF 30 by Block Island Organics, doesn’t specifically market themselves for people with sensitive skin, however, their ingredients listed Aloe (which does wonders for my skin), and they do not use parabens, sulfates, petrochemicals, phthalates, dyes, or fragrances. They also make their products in the US. In addition, when it first arrived I was pleased to see that it didn’t have any type of smell, which meant it would probably work well on my skin and it did.
It Should Contain Sunscreen
The sun damages skin, we all know this, therefore, when selecting a facial moisturizer it is highly recommended that you go with one that contains sunscreen. While you still will need to wear sunscreen, having it inside of the moisturizer is an added bonus. Besides, we all forget sometimes to put on sunscreen and by having a moisturizer that doubles, as one can make sure that our skin still has some type of protection from the sun.
Why I Recommend the Natural Face Moisturizer SPF 30 by Block Island Organics
Their facial moisturizer is a two in one product that actually works. Many 2 in 1 products don’t live up to their expectations, but this one does. It is easy to use, it doesn’t have a fragrance and you get a bang for your buck. I am able to use a small amount to cover my entire face. What more could a girl want?
Additionally, the moisturizer can be worn under makeup. Makeup has been known to dry my face out (depending on the brand), but with this product, I can maintain hydration on my face even when wearing makeup.
Overall, this moisturizer rocks! Make sure you head over to Block Island Organics and check out some of the other products that they have available too.
What qualities do you look for when shopping for facial moisturizers?