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Moisturising 101 For All Beauty Novices

Moisturising is not a new phenomenon when it comes to looking after skin. Everyone knows that it’s an essential part of skincare routines. However, it can be difficult for people to give their skin the optimum miniaturisation it needs when there are so many different skin types, and so, so many products out their tailored specifically for each. A lack of knowledge on which skin type a person has can result in them not using the best moisturising products for their skin types. Education is key when it comes to skincare, so this handy guide is here to help you look after your skin, no matter what type it is – normal, dry, oily or combination.


“Normal” skin is a term widely used to refer to well-balanced skin that doesn’t encounter any particular issues. Signs of normal skin include fine pores, good blood circulation, a velvety texture and no blemishes. However, just because your skin may be normal, or as scientists say, eudermic, doesn’t mean you don’t have to look after it. Liz Earle Skin Repair Moisturiser is the ideal choice for keeping your skin in tip-top condition and maintaining a natural, healthy-looking glow. It includes ingredients such as borage oil, avocado oil and Vitamin E to keep skin hydrated. A 50ml jar costs €25.50 and can be found online.


“Dry” skin is a term used to describe skin that produces less sebum than it should be, like normal skin does. Because of the lack of sebum, dry skin lacks the lipids necessary to retain moisture and protect skin from external influences, which can result in mild scaling of the area affected. Signs of dry skin include flakiness, rough and blotchy appearance, a feeling of tightness and possible itchiness. However, if you suffer from dry skin fear not because the solution to rehydrate is cheap and easy. Simple Kind To Skin Protecting Light Moisturiser allows for continuous hydration of the skin while protecting it from UVA and UBA rays. The best part is, it only costs €5.99 for a 125ml bottle in Boots to help soothe the dryness.


“Oily” skin is the opposite of dry skin – it produces more sebum than it should. This results in enlarged pores, a glossy shine, thicker and paler skin, blackheads, whiteheads and spots, which can be very irritable for those with this skin type. Superdrug stock Freederm Oil Free Perfecting Moisturiser which only costs €8 for a 50ml bottle. Those who apply this moisturiser receive long lasting hydration for the skin, which helps reduce those pesky spots. The moisturiser pays particular attention to areas of the skin which need it the most and it also helps to combat blemishes.


“Combination” skin is pretty straight forward – this skin type is a mixture of all of the above, which can be very problematic when it comes to choosing a moisturiser to aid it. Using the wrong moisturiser for combination skin can result in the skin switching from being too oily to too dry, so to avoid hassle it’s important to pick a product specifically catered to this tricky skin type. Clarins Hydra Matte Lotion ensures an even balance of the moisture to target all areas and reduces redness and shine on the T-zone area. This moisturiser can be found in boots, with a 50ml bottle costing €30.