This article has been shared by Danielle Munday PA-C & Lisa Sheehan PA-C from Connecticut Dermatology Group!

 

Dry sensitive skin

Dry skin is characterized by a lack of moisture within the skin which causes an increase in flaking, redness, and irritation. The most important factor when choosing a moisturizer for dry skin is to look for products that restore the skin barrier.

  • Vanicream, is non-greasy, fragrance, lanolin, and, paraben FREE. It is perfect for individuals with sensitive skin. People with numerous contact allergies can also benefit from using this product.
  • CeraVe, is a light weight, oil-free, non-comedogenic facial moisturizer. The CeraVe AM has SPF 30 sunscreen to get you through your day while the CeraVe PM has a light hydrating cream that leaves your skin feeling refreshed in the morning.
  • Skinceuticals Triple Lipid Restore, has anti-aging properties and restores essential skin lipids. Skin lipids are a crucial component of skin elasticity, which is a contributing factor in maintaining youthful skin. This moisturizer is beneficial for those who have extremely dry, flaking skin.

 

Oily Skin

Oily skin can often lead to increased shine and plays a major role in acne formation. The main goal when picking out a facial moisturizer in those with oily skin is to ensure that your product says oil-free, non-comedogenic.

  • Cetaphil Oil Absorbing Moisturizer, has Micropearl technology which absorbs surface oil, helps reduce shine, and gives skin a matte finish.
  • La Roche-Posay Effaclar Mat Moisturizer, has dual action properties that reduces the appearance of excess oil and smooths textural changes within the skin.
  • Skinceuticals Hydrating B5 Serum, is an ideal moisturizer for those for oily skin. This serum combines vitamin B5 and hyaluronic acid to give your skin that hydrated feel without creating a thick film to clog your pores.

 

Combination skin

Combination skin consists of areas of the skin that produce excess oil in conjunction with areas of dry, flaking skin. There needs to be a balance between replenishing the skin barrier without increasing oil which can promote breakouts.

  • Alastin Restorative Skin Complex, has TriHex technology which helps supports the production of collagen and elastin within the skin. Collagen and elastin create a foundation to help prevent aging.
  • Skinceuticals Daily Moisture, is a light weight, antioxidant rich moisturizer that is enhanced with Vitamin E to decrease oil production and the replenish moisture in the skin
  • CeraVe and Vanicream are also beneficial for those with combination skin.

 

This post has been sponsored by CT Dermatology Group.

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