It is important to first know your skin type, before using any skin cream this summer. What if you have oily skin and are using a honey based skin cream- you would end up looking dark and sweaty, which is exactly what you don’t want. So let’s take a look at types of skin and body creams, along with how to identify your skin type.
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What’s Your Skin Type?
Do you have dry or oily, combination or flaky sensitive skin? Here is an easy way to know which is what, which would tell you the types of skin and body creams you can best use for your skin.
1. Combination Skin Type
Such skin types would have the nose and the forehead, the chin too pretty much shiny and oily, and where breakouts tend to happen as well. The areas around the eyes, the temple zone and the cheeks (T ZONE) are dry, and can change as per the climes or the season around.
2. Oily Skin Type
This skin type is the worst to deal with when the Indian summers beat around, but best for winter and cold climes. The face would feel like a moist sponge mostly and with shiny touches all over, especially when the mid afternoon time happens that’s when the skin is oiliest. Pores are clogged and the skin has issues such as blackheads and whiteheads, cystic zits and pimples that pop around the facial zone.
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3. Normal Skin Type
Radiant and smooth, a skin type that reflects light very evenly across the face and a balanced complexion all over as well! Such skin types aren’t too oily or dry and very rarely would such skin have breakouts too- such a desire to have isn’t it? Changes in the skin are rare, and one can use any product without worrying about skin issues as such.
4. Sensitive And Dry
Sensitive and dry skin types flush very fast and have reddish tinges around the face, especially the cheeks. Rash like conditions, rosacea and eczema prone, such skin types are quite rough to touch and feel, any time of the day. One has to be very careful whilst choosing makeup and types of skin and body creams, for such skin types.
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Now that we know how to identify our skin type and not misdiagnose the same, here are a couple of best products available in the Indian market for every skin type to use. This isn’t only for the face and the neck, but we have names for the best body cream for summer for your skin type as well. Read on!
L’Oreal Paris Hydrafresh Deep Boosting Essence
To be used twice a day, the moisture boosting cream doubles up as an anti-ageing cream with soft gel like textures which makes the skin soft and supple. With the help of triple hyalurnic acid technology and the use of purest mineral SPA water, hydration into the multiple layers of the skin and moisturizing is possible with this cream. Antioxidants in abundance and plenty of beads enriched with vitamin E in the formula is best for fighting off the onslaught of free radicals. Hence, the best cream for DRY SKIN!
Lotus Herbals Acne Gel Tea Tree Anti Pimple and Anti Acne
If you thought having oily skin meant no use of further moisturizing in it, you were wrong. With oily skin comes many skin problems that need to be taken care off, which is why we need a cream that mattifies the skin and a gel based moisturizer that works in keeping acne away. The formula in this cream is lightweight and doesn’t allow the skin to feel loose. Soft, supple skin is possible and even the acne marks are reduced in no time too, with this cream for OILY SKIN!
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Cetaphil DailyAdvance Ultra Hydrating Lotion
With this formula, you wouldn’t have to worry about the sometimes dry and sometimes oily feel anymore. The formula is lightweight and helps with hydration and relief in equal measures. Last all day and night, and clinically proven to be so, the moisturizing effects are due to the five combinations used as key ingredients in the making of this lotion. Fragrance free, highly tolerant and non comodogenic formulation as well, the cream is a must have for COMBINATION SKIN!
A-Derma Exomega Emollient Cream
For normal to dry skin types, we would look at A Derma simply because the emollient cream is designed for such skin types. With plenty of natural extracts, omega fatty acids and vitamin B3 in it, the skin is kept moist, medicated and supple or soft for a very long time to come. The glycerine quotient in it helps with perfect skin hydration!
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Go ahead and pick the best skin cream for sun protection, and do let us know which skin care creams work wonders for you too.