So, in this blog post, I share with you all that I learned about moisturizing the natural way!!
Different Types Of Natural Moisturizers
There are mainly four different types of natural moisturizers: gels, lotions, creams, and ointments. Even though moisturizers can be divided into these four categories, you need to keep in mind that they are all a mix of water and lipids (fat).
There are 6 types of natural moisturizers
Gels are water-based lotions that are lightweight. They tend to be the least greasy and the lightest type of moisturizers. They easily absorb into skin and are usually a mixture of ingredients that include a liquid lipid base, alcohol, and water.
As soon as you apply the gel on your face, you will immediately feel a cool and refreshing sensation since gels tend to evaporate quickly. Gel moisturizers work well with sensitive skin and acne prone skin.
#2: Oil-free moisturizers
These moisturizers are similar to gel moisturizers. They are lightweight and do not clog the pores; they are generally non-comedogenic. They work great for acne-prone and blemish-prone skin.
#3: Facial oils or serums
You might not think facial oils and serums should be included here, but they are lightweight and packed with moisturizing ingredients. They work great for mature skin and sensitive skin. Facial serum are best for any types of skin; they are formulated to target a specific skin concern: skin brightening, aging sign concerns, and more. They are a mix of high quality oils and extracts that have antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and hydrating properties. The molecules of facial serum have smaller molecules to deeply penetrate the skin.
Facial oils are different than facial moisturizers; they are made from various natural oils. The molecules in facial oils are bigger than those in facial serums, so they stay at the top layers of the skin to moisturize, balance, and protect our skin. These oils are super effective because they are easily recognized by the skin; they mimic our skin’s natural sebum production.
Compared to gels and oil-free moisturizers, lotions tend to be a bit more greasy. The formulas are usually still light and your skin tends to absorb them pretty quickly. They work great for normal skin. Lotions will bring an equal amount of liquid and fats to the skin. Lotions will keep any normal skin healthy and glowing.
When compared to gels, oil-free, and lotions, creams tend to feel a bit heavier. Creams are made with an oil emulsion and water. You get more an higher amount oil in creams than in lotions. Because you have that combination of liquid and fat, cream work great if you have dry skin. The water in creams will bring moisture to the skin and the higher content of oil will create a stronger barrier against moisture loss. Creams tends to have a little greasy or sticky feeling when you apply them.
When you are looking for a thicker moisturize for your extra dry skin, you should consider ointments. They are so thick is that they have the highest concentration of fats versus water. They can even be 100% fat to completely protect the skin from moisture loss. During cooler weather, make sure to apply a toner before your oinment.