One should begin using face cream in your mid to late 20's to experience the most benefits. In addition, it is recommended you purchase a cream designed specifically for your skin type. If you aren't sure what type of skin you have, talk to a dermatologist. It is also recommended that you use two different creams - one in the morning and one at night.
The biggest reason to use a face cream is that the cream helps seal in your skin's moisture and helps the skin retain elasticity. A face cream also helps provide a protective barrier for your skin. When you look at face creams, look for one that says its noncomedogenic which means that it does not block pores so you won't break out.
During daylight, you should use a day cream. A day cream is lighter on your skin than the night cream which is designed to penetrate to help repair your skin. A day cream should contain sunscreen and vitamin C. Vitamin C helps brighten your skin, even the color, and helps cells overall. If your day cream does not include sunscreen, it should be applied separately year round so you don't experience sun damage.
For a night cream, one should look for ingredients such as Retinol, or Hyaluronic acid because night creams are designed to moisturize your skin while repairing and soothing it at the same time over night as you sleep. One should look for retinol which is a derivative of vitamin A. It helps with fine lines, wrinkles, and brown spots but it can irritate sensitive skin so only use it three times a week at first. Next, check for alpha and beta hydroxy acids since these gently exfoliate nd soften your skin so the cream penetrates better. Hyaluronic acid is great since it helps your skin absorb and retain moisture so your skin looks more alive. There should also be vitamin E as it is a antioxidant that helps both moisturize and brighten your skin.
If you have sensitive skin or you are older , you should look for ceramides since they are a natural protein found in the outer layer of the skin. They help keep moisture in your skin and protect it from the enviornment. If you are older, your skin does not produce as many ceramides as it did in your twenties, so this ingredient helps.
Another ingredient to look for if you have sensitive skin is glycerin because it is a natural moisturizer that helps heal the skin. A gentler exfoliant is lactic acid and it removes dead skin cells so your skin absorbs moisture better.
So these are ingredients to look for in your face cream. Next week, I'll look at ways to increase your metabolism naturally and ingredients one might find in moisturizers that are really beneficial and were not discussed here. Let me know what you think, I'd love to hear. Have a great weekend.