Hey there everyone, how is the weather treating you all? Festival season is still on and nobody knows what weather is this? At least not in Bangalore. What we are thinking is “Winter is coming”. A sentence that completely lost its meaning, if you watched “GOT” then you will know what I am talking about. Anyways, I thought this time we talk a bit about skin care. And the first thing that came to my mind was “Moisturizer”. We use it every day and yet struggle with our choice of moisturizer on many days or maybe stuck with one product for all eternity because we think that is the only one that works for one’s skin type.
Here I am going to share few options to choose best moisturizer for you skin type based on what I have learnt so far:
If you think that you have oily skin, so you don’t need any moisturizer then you are completely mistaken. Oily skin also needs moisturization. opt for an oil free cream or serum. I would prefer serum over cream as they are absorbed very quickly into the skin without making them look extra oily. Here are the products that I recommend –
Neutrogena Oil-Free Moisturiser SPF 15
Very light weight and doesn’t make skin oily. It is SPF 15 which is always a plus as finding sunscreen for oily skin is again a battel. This is a fragrance-free moisturiser which makes it even better.
Lotus Organics Precious Brightening Serum+ Crème
This is the one I am currently using, and I am loving it. Its sheer absorbs easily and lasts all day long. To top all its organic and Paraben free. It makes skin feel smooth and soft without making it greasy.
Dry skin needs a little bit of extra moisture and a bit more during winters. Gladly there are many good options of moisturizers for dry skin available these days available these days. Though there are many good crèmes, I recommend giving facial oils a try. Here is my suggestion for cream and oil –
Nivea Soft Light Moisturizing Cream Tropical Fruit Fragrance With Vitamin E & Jojoba Oil
Nivea has always been a very trusted brand. This one is a light moisturiser which will work for an average dry skin. I would not go for a very heavy oily moisturiser at least not in Indian weather. This cream is lighter than the classic Nivea cream (Yeah I am talking about the one that comes is blue box). It has such a nice fruity fragrance.
Nykaa Naturals Rosehip Facial Oil – Pure Cold Pressed
If you decide to give oil a change then this is the one to go for. This is suited best for Dry and mature skin. Provides a nice subtle glow. And this also has other qualities as well. I know, you might not need anti -aging right now but there is no harm in starting early.
If you are blessed with normal skin, then you have a wide range of products to choose from. Yet you don’t want to look so greasy or end up looking dead matt. I would go for gels. Varity of face gels are available many of them in budget too. Here are few options to choose from –
Ponds Super Light Gel Oil Free Moisturiser
When talking about moisturiser, how can I miss out Ponds. Ponds have wide range of moisturiser for every skin type and now they have gels too. So if you want to choose a non-overrated gel moisturiser that just does its job without any fancy shenanigans then this is the product to choose.
Lakme 9 To 5 Naturale Aloe Aqua Gel
Made with 100% pure aloe vera, this gel is lightweight, non-sticky. It hydrates the skin keeping the balance and suitable for all skin types basically. This is a great option to be used as a base before applying your makeup.
If you fall in this category, then first Congratulations. During this time, you must be dealing with skin breakouts, pigmentation, pimples to name few. Also you have to be a bit careful and choose products that are mostly organic, sulphate and paraben free. Not that you should not look for these qualities in general but as I experienced this is the time when you have to be extra careful. Here I am sharing few of my favourite products –
The Moms Co. Natural Vita Rich Face Cream
This is a lightweight moisturiser that really helped me with my uneven skin tone postpartum.
Mamaearth Bye Blemishes Face Cream
Another very well trusted brand by many mothers. This one helps fighting blemishes. Again, do not expect miracle that using this will cure all the blemishes immediately as all the changes happening this time is due to hormonal changes.
I hope all this information will be helpful for a lot of you. You can checkout Nykaa for all these products and many others. Select skin type from the filters to find what is suited best for your skin.
I will see you again, till then
Eat delicious and look fabulous……