Besides sunscreen, the next most important skin care products would be a good moisturiser. It may be impossible to name the best moisturiser as there is no ‘one size fit all’. The correct question will be to ask what is the best moisturiser for my skin type and for the current climate.
In our hot and humid climate in Singapore, go for a water based moisturiser with hyaluronic acid. Other useful ingredients include Dimethicone to lock in the moisture and anti-oxidants such as extracts from soya bean, algae and evening primrose, and Vitamin C.
For the aged skin, especially if you like to sleep in an air-conditioned room, a more hydrating moisturiser at night may be needed. Germ oil, lavender oil or glycerin may be added.
Cream based or oil based moisturisers are only needed in those with severe dryness or damaged skin such as those with active eczematous lesion or ichthyosis.
For the longest time in history, having fair and clear complexion is synonymous with beauty. On top of all the machines and products available on the shelves, the latest most effective treatment that is taking the world by storm is Crystal Tomato and Crystal Clear.
Crystal tomato is taken orally and takes about 4-8 weeks to see the effect. It has strong anti-oxidant effect to reduce the damage of sunlight and also convert the darker eu-melanin to the lighten coloured phae-melanin.
Crystal Clear is a topical application and is excellent in removing the superficial pigmentation.
There is an ongoing myth that acne prone skin does not or should not use moisturiser! While it may sound reasonable, it does not really work. In fact, the lack of moisturiser may worsen the acne.
This is especially pronounced if you are using medicated cleanser and medications(topical/oral) for acne which cause skin dryness. The dryness will trigger more sebum production and hence worsen the situation of comedones.
So if you are using medicated cleanser and/or acne medication such as topical salicylate or oral isotretinoin, remember to put on your moisturiser!
The question to ask is which moisturiser to use. A good ingredient to seek is hyaluronic acid and gel based moisturiser, especially in a humid environment like in Singapore.
So slap on some moisturiser every day and night!
It is important to apply the sunscreen correctly to ensure sufficient protection! Find out more about the optimal way to apply sunscreen by clicking here.
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