Facial Moisturizers 101
The skin on your face puts up with a lot of wear and tear, from contact, dirt, toxins, and chemicals every day. That means it deserves a little attention with proper cleaning and moisturizing to stay healthy and intact. Your facial skin requires support if you want to rejuvenate, hydrate, and protect it from free radicals, oil, and other outside actors. Although we don’t always consider the health and preservation of our facial skin, it’s still important to give it the love and care it deserves.
Since our stores are packed with so many different products, it can be hard to differentiate which ones are right for you. Should you use a facial moisturizer? How much of it should you use? What about creams, serums, and oils? Are they compatible with your skin type? These are all fair questions to ask, and we are going to address them below.
Not All Moisturizing Regimens Are Created Equal
A facial moisturizer is an essential product to your regime if you want to keep your skin looking and feeling young and healthy. With the right moisturizer, you can add both strength to your skin’s protective barrier while improving its elasticity through collagen production. Collagen is a protein in your skin that helps it appear younger-looking and hydrated.
What if I have oily skin? Is too much moisturizer possible?
Yes, every kind of skin needs moisturizing, even if it’s already oily. In fact, dermatologists have stated that many times, extra oil production in skin is the body’s way of compensating for the lack of moisturization. The most important part of curating your moisturizing routine is to find a product that is right for you, and high quality in design.
What should I look for in high quality facial moisturizer for men?
Some of the elements to eye include: mineral-based formula, 2-in-1 sunscreen protection from UV rays and premature aging, aloe vera for natural hydration, and a commitment to keeping chemicals out of the formula. Here is one of our facial moisturizer products at the Kings of Styling: https://www.thekingsofstyling.com/collections/face-moisturizers/products/olivina-men-2-in-1-face-moisturizer-sunscreen.
What about facial creams, serums, and oils? What are the differences?
The one thing to take away from this distinction is that facial serums are used to target specific skin concerns, while facial oils are intended to moisturize deeply underneath the skin’s surface. Both of them are based on oil complexes, yet the serums are more light weight and best layered under a moisturizer.
If you’re just getting started with a skincare regime, serums are a better place to start since they are comprised of smaller molecules that won’t cause adverse reactions. With oils, the main purpose is to provide intense hydration. If you have naturally dry skin, facial oil may be your saving grace.
And lastly, a facial cream can double as a moisturizer, or in many cases, include a thicker, more hydrating formula for those with drier skin. Since cream comes with a higher performance hydration, it can be used to target under-eye bags and discoloration, helping to diminish the appearance of fine lines, dark circles, and puffiness. Here is one of our eye creams as an example: https://www.thekingsofstyling.com/collections/face-moisturizers/products/anthony-high-performance-continuous-moisture-eye-cream.
So, what’s the secret for the perfect facial skincare regime? It starts with your unique body and skin type. Begin with a facial moisturizer and serum, and work your way up to oils and creams that are targeted specifically different regions of your face. We are here to help.