The choices are so many when you look for a skin care cream that will work for you. Each product has its own unique benefits and shortcomings, and buying just a general cream might not produce the desired results. You might want to buy a cream that will give your skin a healthy shiny look and by mistake buy something for wrinkles, which will not help you with your particular goal.
There are four main criteria you need to consider before you select a particular skin care product.
a) The function of the product. Does it tone, remove wrinkles or cellulite, moisturize, clean, etc.
b) The part of your body where you want to apply the cream. Do you want to use it on your face, around the eyes, on your legs, arms, or entire body.
c) What is your skin type. Do you have dry skin, oily skin, sensitive skin, or normal skin.
d) The ingredients of the product. Does it consists of chemical solutions, or does it have only organic and/or herb ingredients.
Skin care creams tend to keep the skin moist, which is an important first step in proper skin treatment. However, this does not mean that skin creams are only for people who have dry skin. Even with a normal or oily skin, it is still very important to keep your skin properly moisturized with the correct cream for your skin type.
If you're looking to reduce an excess of oil in your skin, then you need to shop for a skin care cream that contains Vitamin A. There are also products that contain sulfur, which inhibits the production of sebum that causes oily skin.
For other skin issues, such as skin fungi or skin irritations, you will find both herbs based and chemical based products that target those particular conditions. That is also true for wrinkles, skin discoloration, inflammation, and even for insect bites where you would want a cream to stop the itching and reduce the swelling.
Skin care creams can also be used to help with your fight against premature aging of the skin, as well as other causes that could lead to skin disorders. Most of these products contain all or any of the following ingredients: Retinol, Vitamin C, Kojic Acid, lpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs), Salicylic acid, Copper Peptide, Hydroquinone, Hyaluronic Acid, and Alpha-Lipoic Acid. All of these ingredients provide beneficial effects to the skin, if you use them according to recommend usage guidelines and only if you have the particular skin condition that they target.
Make sure that you know your skin type, the state of health of your skin, and your preferred ingredient types, and you will be able to select the best skin care cream for your particular needs.
Stacey Landry contributes skin care advice to ReviewSkinHealth.com , a site dedicated to providing comprehensive skin treatment and antiaging guidance and advice .