My skin is the “most important thing” I should care about because it conveys my beauty, my age, my health, and sometimes my emotional state. As much I pay attention to my skin as much I keep myself healthy, confident and less concerned about aging and getting older. So many people think that buying expensive skincare products ensure their skins and maintain its healthy and freshness, but that’s not true. So in this article, we will figure out what fundamental information should be obtained from our skin to choose the right type of cream for our skin.

In some stages of this article we’ll have to review some chemical compounds to parade some of their functions, usage, and effects- ”I know not all of us like chemistry and sometimes it gets a little bit fuzzy, but we should do that in manner to be aware of what we buy”- So let’s get started:

At first, we should know what type of skin we have:

Depending on the characteristic feature of a skin, it can fall into any one of these four categories of skin types.

1Normal Skin:

This type of skin contains balanced levels of sebum. It is said to be perfect skin,this type skin is not too dry greasy and thus requires less maintenance than other types.
So if your skin has few imperfections, no significant sensitivities, and small pores that are barely visible then you have normal skin.

2Oily Skin:

Oily skin has more than the required rate of sebum levels. This type of skin often appears greasy and oils frequently and needs tobe treated with ingredients that have acidic properties.
If your skin leads to dull or shiny skin that is prone to blackheads, acne, and other blemishes that arise from clogged pores, so your skin is oily.

3 Dry Skin:

This type appears flaky, scaly, and patchy with dead cells. This type of skin ages soon as the sebum levels are below the adequate levels. And it should be treated with ingredients that have the ability to induce moisture deep into the skin.
If your skin is scaly, dull, rough, or spotted with red or itchy patches and its pores so small as to be practically invisible so your skin is dry.

4Combination Skin:
This type of skin is a combination of both dry and oily skin. Usually, forehead, nose, and chin appear oily while the cheeks and the area around eyes and mouth are dry. This type of skin strongly requests a lot of upkeep and every part of the skin needs to be treated separately, depending on its oily or dry features.

Second, we should know what category of skin condition we have:

The skin condition can be categorized into two conditions, without regarding its type.

Acne-prone skin:

This type of skin contains dirt settles in, and clogged pores, leading to infections. The results are in the form of acne. Some of the factors that contribute to acne are oily skin, oily, food hormones, cheap cosmetics.

Sensitive Skin:

This type of skin is very sensitive and reacts very fast to chemicals. The outcome is in the form of irritation, burning, stinging and rashes. This type of skin condition may not adapt to chemical products like bleaches, dyes, soaps, shaving creams etc.
Based on these types and categories, you can decide what type of skin do you have and if it lay under any one of those two categories, so let’s move forward to the chemical compounds contained in skincare creams.
You should be careful when you use creams contain one or more of these chemicals especially if you have sensitive conditions:

1– Sodium Borate / Boric Acid
2– Coal Tar
4– Mercury
5– Hydroquinone
6– Phthalates
7– Siloxanes
8– Sodium Lauryl (Laureth) Sulfate
9– Nanoparticles
10– Parabens
11– PEG Compounds
12– Oxybenzone
13– Petroleum distillates
14– Toluene
15– Triclosan
16– Retinol, or RetinylPalmitate/Acetate
17– Fungicides

And here are some recommended creams for you based on your skin type:

Dry skin creams:

• CeraVe Facial Moisturizing Lotion PM(link to brands)
• Nivea Soft Crème (link to brands)
• Olay Active Hydrating Beauty Fluid Lotion (link to brands)
• La Prairie Skin Caviar Luxe Cream(link to brands)
• Olay Regenerist Deep Hydration Regenerating Cream(link to brands)
• ClarinsHydraQuench Cream(link to brands)

Oily skin:

• Garnier Skin Naturals Oil Control Fairness Cream(link to brands)
• Ponds White Beauty Fairness Cream(link to brands)

Combination skin:

• CeraVe Facial Moisturizing Lotion PM(link to brands)
• NiveaSoft Crème (link to brands)
• Olay Active Hydrating Beauty Fluid Lotion – Original(link to brands)
• La Prairie Skin Caviar Luxe Cream(link to brands)
• Olay Regenerist Deep Hydration Regenerating Cream(link to brands)

Sensitive skin:

1- Jurlique Calendula Cream (link to brands)
2- Aveeno Clear Complexion Daily Moisturizer.(link to brands)
3- Neutrogena Oil-Free Moisture SPF 35(link to brands)

Some basic advises:

• If you have acne and you aren’t using products containing the critical ingredients like cyclical acid or benzoyl peroxide, you’re unlikely to ever get the bumps and clogged pores under control or just make matters worse.
• Avoid conventional petrochemical based skin care products as part of a daily cleansing routine It can be very drying and result in both flaking skin and/or excessive oil production leading to greasy patches.
• If you have sensitive skin, you know that a good moisturizer can calm flare-ups or redness from skin issues like inflammatory skin diseases.
• Most sensitive skin can benefit from a basic moisturizer without a lot of added chemicals or preservatives, and there are plenty of products on this list that fit the bill.
• You should pay attention to labels, Ingredients, indexed chemical compounds and expiration date.
• Make sure that the active material in chosen cream at least between 10%-15% and clearly declared on the list of ingredients.
• Environmental aggressors such as UV rays and pollution create free radicals on the skin that cause premature signs of visible aging.
By using the right skincare creams play a very important role in improving skin health and achieving glowing skin. They can help in repairing the damaged skin tissues, rejuvenating skin, stimulating blood circulation, hydrating skin, diminishing wrinkles, prevent early aging, and enhance complexion.