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No matter what kind of skin you have, it is recommended by the professionals in the beauty and health industry that you use a moisturizer. With the right beauty product, you can even out your skin tone, prevent fine lines, reduce wrinkles, and stop dryness. Discover what type of moisturizer is suggested for your skin type.

Acne-prone skin

Acne-prone skin needs dimethicone and hyaluronic acid to clear up the blemishes. Amorepacific is about $100 a jar and it supports your natural production of hyaluronic acid to prevent dehydration without clogging pores.

Dry skin

An affordable dry skin moisturizer is CeraVe Facial Moisturizing Lotion. It can be purchased for around $14 and it does not weigh down your skin. Apply it at night or in the morning.

Combination skin

If your skin is greasy in some spots and dry in others, you need a moisturizer that can treat both. There are products that are made specifically for this skin type. The cream will provide moisture where you need it while also absorbing excess oils. Try Neutrogena Oil-Free Moisture for Combination Skin for around $10.

Oily skin

You may think that the last thing you want to add to your already oily skin is more moisture. The truth is, when your skin starts to dry out, your body produces more oils. Select a moisturizer that is lightweight and non-comedogenic. This will prevent your pores from clogging. Olay Fresh Effects Long Live Moisture can be picked up for about $15.

Sensitive Skin

Sensitive skin can be hard to treat with the plethora of moisturizers that contain fragrances, dyes, and acids. When choosing one for your touchy skin type, pick one without any scent to it. You can also try more natural solutions that have aloe, green tea, chamomile, or rose in them because they help in soothing the outermost layer of your skin. Try out Sephora’s Korres Greek Yoghurt Moisturizing Face Cream for $32.

Aging skin

The most common reason that you will start to get wrinkles in your skin is because of a lack of moisture. You can help in slowing down the aging process by using a moisturizer or face cream like Dr. Brandt XXY face cream each morning. Fine lines will be minimized and your face will be defended from free radicals that cause an old appearance.   

You may have to test a few different moisturizers before you find the one that works the best on your skin type. Don’t give up! With persistence, you will start seeing the benefits of taking care of your skin with the proper products.