It’s essential to have a good moisturiser in your skincare arsenal. It helps maintain the ideal hydration levels in your skin, strengthening the lipid barrier and keeping not-so-cute dryness at bay. There has also been an increased interest in proper moisturising technique in recent years, partly because skincare has gained so much popularity among youngsters. They want glowing and healthy skin, and the right moisturiser can help with that.
Having said that, how exactly should you go about picking the right moisturiser for your skin? The answer is simple — pick one that has been formulated for your skin type. This is essential because using the wrong formula can do your skin more harm than good. For instance, anything too heavy on oily skin can clog the pores. And yes, girls with an oily skin type need moisturisers also!
Below, we’ve listed down our favourite moisturisers for every skin type. Go ahead and add to cart right away!
01. Oily skin type
If you often skip moisturisation because your skin is already oily, we have news for you. Lack of moisturisation will make your skin even oilier. Using a lightweight formula will make sure that your skin is hydrated without feeling greasy. Which is why we love the Pond’s Super Light Gel Oil Free Moisturiser. Made with hyaluronic acid and vitamin E, the sheer texture offers deep nourishment without any stickiness. A total win!
02. Dry skin
For dry skin types, a moisturiser does more than just keep flaky skin at bay. Dry skin is also prone to more sensitivity, which can be kept in check with a strong lipid barrier. The Lakme Absolute Argan Oil Radiance Oil-in-Creme helps revitalise dehydrated skin and keeps it looking extra radiant. We love that even though it is an oil-based formula, it still manages to remain lightweight. And the added SPF is always a bonus!
03. Combination skin
Combination skin types are recognised by an oily T-zone but with drier cheeks. While it can help to have separate moisturisers to tend to these areas, a dynamic formula like the Dermalogica Active moist can tend to both. Formulated with silk amino acids, this sheer moisturiser helps treat surface dryness while being light and easy-to-apply.
04. Blemish prone skin
Oily, blemish-prone skin that breaks out at the first chance it gets needs ingredients to keep oiliness and bacteria in check. This is where a carefully formulated moisturiser comes into play. It stays on your skin for longer than a cleanser and helps keep it nourished. The awesome mix of ingredients like zinc, thyme, and witch hazel in the Simple Daily Skin Detox Ultra Light Liquid Moisturiser instantly mattifies greasy skin and helps maintain a clear complexion.
Written by Sumona Bose on Dec 17, 2020
Sumona Bose is a writer, skincare junkie and a self-professed makeup connoisseur. Equipped with a Master's degree in Fashion Management and over 3 years of experience writing in the beauty and fashion space, her passion for learning new things has no bounds. Working closely with dermatologists, beauty excerpts, makeup artists and hairstylists, she brings you the best of all things beauty. From trending skincare ingredients to makeup looks that help you slay, she manages to bring something new (and vital!) to our readers every single time. Her hobbies include home workouts, watching foreign films and binge-watching makeover shows!