One of the biggest beauty promises you can make this year is to keep your skin hydrated by using the right moisturiser and of course, by drinking ample amounts of water. Plenty of times, you might have been fascinated by the latest face cream or lotion in the market, not knowing that it might not be for your face type at all. Here’s a low-down on how you can keep your skin moisturised according to your skin type...

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Skin type: Dry skin

How to tell if you have dry skin

Dry skin is characterised by itchy, red and flaky skin—the kind of skin that feels parched and irritable almost all the time. This happens because your skin is highly dehydrated and you might be using a moisturiser that’s not hydrating it intensely enough.

How to moisturise dry skin

You need a face cream and body lotion that goes three layers deep and intensely hydrates your skin. The Pond’s Moisturising Cold Cream is a great companion in winter since it has the power to provide your skin with optimum hydration. With ten skin nutrients, it’ll ensure that your skin feels protected as well as nourished. As far as keeping your body moisturised is concerned, make sure you get your hands on the Vaseline Intensive Care Deep Restore Body Lotion that will nourish your skin thanks to its Pure Oat Extract and Stratys 3 Multi-Layer Moisture. All you really need to do apply the lotion all over your body while focusing on areas like elbows , knees, hands and feet.

moisturiser for oily skin

Skin type: Oily

How to tell if you have oily skin

When you have oily skin, your skin looks unusually shiny due to excess sebum secreted on the surface of your skin. As a direct result of this, your pores are often clogged with oil and grime, which might take the form of blackheads or acne.

How to moisturise oily skin

If you think oily skin doesn’t need hydration, you’re so wrong. When you deny your skin moisturiser, it overcompensates by increasing the amount of oil being released through your sebaceous glands. That’s why you need a non-greasy moisturiser that will lend your skin the right hydrating ingredients. We’ve been using the Lakmé Peach Milk Moisturiser and the results have been extraordinary. Filled with a blend of wholesome peaches, this product feels light and non-oily on the skin while giving it just the right amount of hydration. For the body, use the Vaseline Intensive Care Aloe Soothe Body Lotion. This one has a non-sticky formula that contains pure aloe to help your skin stay off acne and stratys-3 multi-layer moisture that deeply moisturises the skin without making it feel oily.

moisturizer combination skin

Skin type: Combination skin

How to tell if you have combination skin

This is balanced skin where some part of the skin, especially, the T-zone is oily while the rest of it is dry. So you might experience acne around your forehead but you may also feel like your skin is flaky around your cheeks.

How to moisturise combination skin

Combination skin is slightly difficult and time-consuming to tackle. You need to rely on a gel based moisturiser that has high water content and yet doesn’t feel greasy on your T-zone. For the rest of your face, invest in a nourishing face cream.

For your T-zone, depend on the Lakmé Skin Gloss Gel Crème. It contains hydrating minerals that your skin drinks up immediately. Its water-based gel crème formula leaves a flawless matte-like effect on your skin. For the rest of your face, rely on the Fair & Lovely Advanced Multivitamin Face Cream that reduces blemishes as well as dark circles while giving your skin just the hydration it needs. For your body, use the Vaseline Total Moisture Cocoa Glow Body Lotion. This one contains pure cocoa butter and Stratys 3 Multi-layer moisture that makes skin look healthy and glowing.