What is your reason for using face cream? We all use face cream for different reasons. Some of us use it because we don’t like looking old, and some people use it to clear up and then prevent acne from recurring, while others suffer from dry skin or skin conditions like eczema, psoriasis and rosacea.
No matter what your reason for using face cream you are always concerned about the product you buy. You may wonder if the product you are using is the best face cream for your needs.
This article will help guide you through the various skin care products, their uses and the ingredients in them.
First, let’s start with some basic information about skin.
Our skin is on the front line every day. It helps protect us from the sun’s radiation, the bacteria and germs that are actually present on our skin, and it helps to regulate our body temperature. However, we constantly abuse it by overexposing it to the sun, taking long hot showers or baths, and using harsh chemicals on it.
But there are ways that we can protect our skin, nourish it, restore and retain the moisture that we lose and rejuvenate our appearance.
One of the most important ingredients in any face cream is vitamin B. This vitamin helps our skin retain its moisture. Other key ingredients in skin care and protection are the antioxidants vitamin E and CoenzymeQ10.
Now let’s look at some of the reasons that people use face cream and talk a little about which ingredients will be in the best face cream for each condition.
When you are worried about dry skin or dry skin conditions like eczema, or psoriasis, you need face cream that doesn’t contain alcohol (label may read ethanol, isopropyl, benzyl etc.) or ethanolamine (may be listed as DEA, MEA or TEA) these chemicals are harsh on the skin. They completely strip the skin of its natural oils. This leaves the skin even drier than before.
The best face cream for you will contain natural olive oil, and grapeseed oil. These ingredients are most like the body’s natural oils. They help to clean and then moisturize the face.
If you are worried about acne, the best face cream for you would contain manuka honey with a UMF rating. This offers you strong antibacterial protection against the bacteria normally found on the skin such as staph and MRSA. Its deep cleansing action removes dirt and grime from the pores, and the honey acts as a barrier to prevent further outbreaks of acne.
You should never use a face cream that contains mineral oil. It actually clogs the pores and encourages acne outbreaks.
Now that you are armed with this information, I hope that it will help you find, as I have, the best face cream for your skin. Don’t settle for a product that only gives just some of the ingredients you need. You deserve the best.