The best facial skin care products both soothe and protect the skin. These face creams and serums recommended by dermatologist Dr. Cynthia Bailey include great skin moisturizers for oily or acne-prone skin, normal skin, and extremely dry skin.
Facial skin moisturizers are face creams and other products that hold moisture in your skin. The secret to finding the right one for you is to pick one that works with your facial skin treatment products and matches your skin type.
Most facial creams try to do too much and fail, which is why you may have lots of unfinished jars of face cream in your bathroom. I recommend that you pick therapeutic, professional skin treatment products first! These are what will correct your skin problems. Then let your moisturizer hydrate your skin and balance skin moisture - this way they work with your correcting products and not against them!
That's why at Dr. Bailey Skin Care I have skin treatment kits and corrective products with strong ingredients. I have designed my kits and routines to treat various skin problems, and the moisturizers are often separate and selected to match your skin type.
I want you to 'dial in' the amount of moisturizer that your unique skin needs - where it needs it - while you use the professional-strength skin treatment products to correct your skin problems. Pick your face cream to match your extremely dry skin, normal skin, or oily and acne-prone skin, and pick your skin treatment products based on your skin problems or goals. That way your facial moisturizing cream won't fight with your skin treatment or skin problem, and you won't compromise your skin treatment because of your moisturizing needs. This is why I am teaching you that the best complete skin care routine contains these 4 essential, yet separate, skin care steps:
Know that skin moisturizers are some of the most confusing products in skin care! Do you need one? Can they really do much more than hydrate your skin? Most of the time I find that it is a 'jack-of all-trades-master-of-none' moisturizer that is the wrong product for a person's skin care routine. This is often why a patient with rosacea is not doing well once they buy an anti-aging face cream, or why someone with acne-prone skin breaks out with an anti-aging "moisturizer", or why an oily complexion still has clogged pores in spite of using good acne treatment products. Does any of this sound familiar? Pick your moisturizer based on your skin type, or even the regional moisture needs of the different parts of your face (notice your T-zone is oilier and your non-T-zone is drier??). You may need more hydration on the sides of your face than on the T-zone. You may need a different skin moisturizer in winter than in summer. Think about your skin's hydration needs, and use your moisturizer to 'dial in' hydration to balance your complexion. Here are some of the ways I make this choice:
If you have oily or acne-prone skin, consider my Daily Face Cream for Oily to Normal Skin.
If you have really oily skin, you may be your own skin moisturizer, especially on your T-zone. You may not actually need to buy moisturizer product! You may also find that one of your treatment products (such as the Green Tea Anti-Oxidant Cream, Acne Treatment Cream, and/or your sunscreen) provide enough water-holding capacity to serve two skin care steps.
Did you know that there are 'smart' ingredients in skin moisturizing creams that bind water without leaving an oily feel?
Some of the best are hyaluronic acid, glycerin, and PCA. These are almost magical hydrators from which everyone can benefit. They help to plump fine lines and wrinkles and create a dewy, youthful complexion almost instantly.
These hydrators are the basis of my Instantly Luminous Serum. Apply my serum before your other treatment products, and see the difference that state of the art skin care chemistry can make in how your skin looks and feels. These natural ingredients bind moisture without any oil, and are ideal for all complexion types.
At Dr. Bailey Skin Care, I believe you can get amazing results from using my professional skin treatment products, and from building your unique, complete skin care routine with supporting products, like the right facial moisturizer.
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