Finding the right moisturizer for your skin type can be as tricky as finding Waldo on one of his adventures. It’s never simple, and sometimes figuring out what your skin type actually is can be an adventure of its own. Here to help clarify a few things in the land of lotions, we’ve put together a guide based on skin type with tips from dermatologist Dr. Bruce Katz of Juva Skin in NYC, to make your next skincare shopping trip a little less strenuous.
If you turn red to the touch and any and every product causes irritation, your skin is super-sensitive. Simple formulas that contain only a few soothing ingredients are the right route to take. “Products with oatmeal or aloe are ideal for soothing sensitive skin. Look for fragrance-free formulas without parabens because these things can tend to cause skin reactions, especially for those with rosacea, eczema and allergies. Also, a lot of people think the most expensive moistures are the best, but it’s not always true. Some can block pores and be too heavy for sensitive skin as they are formulated for dry, mature skin,” says Katz.
Product Recommendations: La Roche-Posay Toleriane Ultra, The Body Shop Aloe Soothing Day Cream, SkinCeuticals Redness Neutralizer
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