Best Moisturizers to Help Every Skin Type for Clear Skin ✨Dry, Combo, Sensitive & Oily Skin

Hey guys welcome back so today we're back with another skincare basics video,

and this one is probably the most important one in my opinion,

and probably a lot of other people's opinion, and it's moisturizing.

I think a lot of you already are pretty good with moisturizing,

but you probably didn't know how important it actually was,

because it has everything to do with things like anti-aging keeping oily skin not so oily,

keeping dry skin hydrated,

but also you're actually protecting the skin from harmful environmental factors.

So today we're gonna be covering basically what moisturizers are,

what do they do to your skin, the three different types of moisturizers,

do we really need them, and of course there's so many moisturizers out there,

you need to find which texture suits your skin type,

at the same time when to know to switch up your moisturizers,

and of course our recommendations on what we like,

and what we're currently using,

because Mia has more dry skin type whereas I have more oily combination,

we're gonna be sharing with you guys our tips,

and just the things we've learned over the years,

so that you can pick the best moisturizer when you're out buying up in a store,

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So what are moisturizers,

so moisturizers are creams or lotions that are designed to help hydrate and retain moisture in the skin,

they typically contain beneficial ingredients to help the skin,

such as essential oils herbal extracts and chemicals to handle oil control,

and also reduce irritation,

so you guys might not know this, but there are actually three different types of moisturizers,

occlusives emollients and humectants,

so occlusives basically help to trap the moisture that's already in your skin from kind of evaporating out,

and then we have emollients to refer to products that soften to protect to moisturize and also lubricate the skin,

so this is like a conditioner for your hair, but for your skin,

and then we have humectants which are moisturizers that help encourage young cells to emerge to the surface of the skin,

and reduce any flakiness and dry skin,

moisturizers with the added emollients and humectants actually help keep the skin moisturised but also keeps it soft and supple and glowing,

so normally our body already naturally performs all these functions,

but moisturizers are adding an external factor to help our skin stay soft and supple like a baby,

here’s a little history about moisturizers, Mia.

Moisturizers have been around for about ten thousand years,

so of course there are a lot of interesting recipes that have been created from people to try and moisturize the skin,

just a disclaimer because they used in the past doesn't mean it's gonna work for us nowadays,

so don't try this at home, some of them are quite interesting,

and some of them necessarily not be a hundred percent safe,

so early indications of moisturizers,

some people actually smeared animal fat on to their skin not only does it retain moisture,

it keeps your skin supple but also keeps you warm in the harsh environment and weather,

in ancient China,

a well known concubine mixed egg white

with powdered vermilion which is actually a very bright red pigment

that's actually laced with mercury and is very toxic,

so definitely would not suggest this,

also I don't know why you want to look red all over,

makes no sense,

but she believed it keeps her youthful,

okay so ancient Romans on the other hand believed a mixing of bread milk and honey,

and like a mash-up and lace it on their face,

I never knew that breakfast could be so anti-aging,

so during anglo-saxon England,

a lot of the moisturizers were made for the hands other than the face,

and a lot of them were made from like leftover lard as well as old wine,

and then they put like essence of lilies so it kind of brighten up a little bit,

so it doesn't smell terrible, now let's talk science people,

because you guys seem to love that.

How important actually is moisturizing,

on the outermost surface of our skin lies the stratum corneum,

which is like a barrier that separates our body from the outside world,

this surface layer is naturally kept moistened by our body's fats

such as fatty acids ceramides cholesterol and also corneocytes,

corneocytes are like the bricks of the wall barrier.

while natural oils and fats are like the cement holding the wall together.

So when were going about our days skipping around doing whatever it is we do,

our skin actually goes through a process called transepidermal water loss,

aka TEWL,

so because our blood vessels only deliver moisture to the dermis layer of the skin,

the water travels upward through the epidermis and eventually evaporate,

so when the moisture level in the air goes down,

the fatty protein links of the corneum starts to break apart and leave fractures between the groups of corneocytes,

so when you apply a moisturizer,

that barrier is able to trap and replenish moisture in your skin,

and stop it from evaporating into the air throughout the day,

so when you don't moisturize or if you haven’t moisturized enough,

the skin’s barrier actually crumbles down even further

which then allows your skin's moisture to evaporate,

which leaves your skin dehydrated,

and this is actually where dehydrated skin comes from,

dehydrated skin is a loss of moisture,

and that's why a lot of you think you have combination skin,

it's not that you're dry and oily at the same time,

it's your skin is lacking moisture,

because you're not holding in and restoring and retaining all the moisture that should be in there,

so now that we understand why we need to use moisturizer,

let's talk about how to properly use them so we get the best benefit and full potential from them,

so of course after cleansing and toning and all your serums,

when it comes to moisturizing,

this is what I love to do is scoop out baby like a cashew or pea sized amount,

and dot it onto my face, so I would go blob blob blob,

and then starting with my cheeks, I would do slight gentle strokes,

just so make sure the moisturizers are massaged into the most driest area on your face which are your cheeks,

so the skin around this area is super thin, cuz it's very close to your eyes,

and also very delicate, and turn to be the first area that gets dry,

because if you think about it when the sun hits your face,

your cheeks are always popping out,

so you would like to use upward motion as well,

because you want to avoid creating wrinkles or sagging,

so after the cheeks is done,

you move on to your forehead your nose and then your jaw and then down to the neck,

so you want to do this whole area and when you're done,

just patting the moisturizer into your skin,

just cupping your face feels really nice,

and just making sure that your skin is absorbing all the moisturizer.

Now moving on to the different types of moisturizers that you'll see,

because I'm sure some of you have seen things like gels,

there's thicker lotions there’s creams,

and you're like what is the difference and which one is better for me,

generally speaking moisturizers come in four different types,

gels lotions creams and ointments,

so let's start with the thinnest consistency which is gel,

so this is personally one of my favorites because I have very oily and combination but also sensitive skin,

gels are really lightweight, they have very thin consistency,

and they also sink the quickest into the skin,

this is really great for people with oily skin types,

because you don't want a greasy film over your face,

and gels never leave that kind of texture,

but whereas if a dry skinned person was to use it,

it probably wouldn't offer enough moisture to actually keep them going for a really long time,

lotions are a thicker texture than gels,

but they're still very lightweight,

because the majority of the ingredient is water,

but they do contain moisturizing ingredients such as emollients or humectants,

and they do help moisturizers to go deeper down into the skin,

creams is kind of like a general term because even within creams there's like different consistency,

so depending on the brand,

creams and lotions can be used kind of interchangeably,

but the main thing is trying out the actual consistency,

putting it on your hand,

you can feel it because with creams you'll notice that it stays on top of the skin for a really long time,

on the other hand ointment are probably the thickest type of moisturizers you can get,

especially for those who want your skin to be hydrated,

and they are considered an occlusive moisturizer because they do tend to trap moisture into the skin,

so you guys remember we talked about the TEWL,

our skin's natural water loss system,

basically pointment cut deep TEWL by 98% amazing,

so to prove this one step further,

you know Mia and I are always about seeing if things really work or not,

so we're going to be using moisturizer on one side of our face like we normally would,

and skipping moisturizer on the other side for an entire day,

and at the end of it we're gonna actually measure the hydration levels,

and show you guys what happens to the skin when you don't moisturize.

Okay so my face is clean,

I only like to use a face towel and just wipe away,

it is currently summer and really hot in Australia,

so the humidity level is quite high,

and even with that humidity I can still feel like this tightening effect starting from the eye area down,

I'm just going to go ahead and just moisture one side,

so this is eye cream first I just dotted it on and then spread out,

okay so with the face moisturizer,

I'm currently using the Tatcha water gel during the day time,

you just don't want to layer too much on, so I’m just pumping.

that immediately feels so much better,

this getting tightening effect disappeared,

now it feels comfortable, and you can probably see on camera,

this side is like glowing, and this side is just pale dry,

and it's got a pimple so it makes it even worse,

alright guys so here comes the scary part,

so like Mia I'm only going to moisturize half my face which is going to be the right side,

and I'm gonna be using my current favourite,

it's the Some By Mi AHA BHA PHA Miracle Cream

and this also has Centella which is good for calming and for inflammation,

and especially if you are acne prone,

and it's a really lightweight gel consistency,

so I'm just gonna take a little bit here, and then put it on my right side,

you can even though it's kind of like sinking in or whatever,

you can still see that glow on top of the skin, it feels more bouncy,

it feels more subtle and this side just feels dry,

I started to feel a bit painful almost like this side over here,

it’s crying out for water, but actually what I'm interested in seeing is how well my face copes with producing oil,

so that's just like a really lightweight moisturizer,

so how I'm going to make it a little more scientific is I got this little instrument off Amazon,

and basically it measures the moisture level on your skin,

it actually got a bunch of really good reviews, right here it’s only like 30 bucks,

so I thought we would test this out on my skin right now,

and also after a couple of hours of leaving it on,

and at the tip it has these like readers and it just picks up the moisture level on your skin,

it's called the moisture monitor,

turn it on and then you wait for it to stop blinking, and then you put it on your skin,

so just for those of you who are interested in also getting this,

and it will beep and then it will show you, okay so this is the moisturized side,

okay so on my moisturized side it is 52.6 hydration or moisture,

now let's try this side, my moisture on this side is 38,

that already clearly tells you that this is much more moisturized,

I'm gonna try like the forehead area, cuz I did the cheeks just then,

alright so this one is 56.7%, up here it’s 35.5%,

So this overall face has around 35% moisture, this has around 50%.

and we thought we'd utilize this because it's not always helpful to say it feels really dry,

or it feels really moisturized,

sometimes it's better to actually show the numerical value of it,

so we're gonna wait for maybe one or two hours,

I'm gonna go about my business, come back and we'll do the same thing,

bye for now bye for now, so it's been about two hours,

no actually I lied it's probably not even an hour, but I can't stand it,

I'm about to head out and I'm just in absolute fear of not having moisturizer or SPF on,

I don't know if you can see but like in some lights,

you can see like there's a distinct line in the middle of like where I'm moisturized and where I haven’t,

and I feel this is still quite tight, normally like when I was in my teens,

honestly I didn't really need moisturizer, because my oils would have come out by now,

and I would have felt really oily,

but right now I don't feel like this is going to moisturize itself,

okay so I want to do a little update for you guys,

this is about one hour in just a little bit more,

and I want to show you like what my skin looks like now,

okay so this side was the moisturized,

as you can see it is like gleaming and glowing,

on this side was the unmoisturized,

but actually what I am finding surprising is that it's not totally uncomfortable,

I thought my face would just be like so taut and so uncomfortable,

but I think because I do have oily skin,

my skin is naturally starting to produce oils,

and maybe a little bit of like sweat to kind of seal over and re lubricate my skin by itself,

and that's just one of the advantages of having oily skin I think,

because it can kind of look after itself, because I'm gonna head out,

and it's gonna be like sun and everything, I'm just gonna have to moisturize,

I'm sorry guys,

but that's just basically my two cents, this has been a really hard challenge,

I don't think I can ever live without moisturizing my skin,

yeah I've said it, like I actually feel I’ve aged just from not moisturizing within that hour,

I'm a moisturizer holic,

okay it's time to measure our face again, so it's been two hours now,

and I have to like head out, so I'm gonna turn this baby back on,

I'm actually so interested to see if my natural oil production has caught up to the level of actually applying moisturizer on,

because I do have oily skin, and it's like just dry on the outside as I said before,

43.1%, 31.2%,okay so in terms of hydration even though it feels similar now,

the hydration levels are definitely still very different,

it's about like ten to fifteen percent different on the cheek area,

let's try the chin, okay the chin on the moisturized side is 38.2%,

It’s 28.6%, still very dry especially on the outer portions,

if you have oily skin or combination skin,

most of your oil is on the cheek,

the nose the forehead and maybe on the chin,

40.6% a very moisturized forehead if I say so myself ,

and then on this side 23.8%, that's about half the hydration level of this,

this is what we mean by how important moisturizing is because moisturizing helps with anti-aging,

it helps fight breakouts because if I did this to my skin every day,

I can assure you that I will probably get breakouts,

because my skin is just trying to produce so much oil,

and then that just increases the chances that I break out if I don't like properly exfoliate or cleanse and stuff like that,

whereas this side you're already hoping it do its job,

you're controlling and managing the oil production,

and it's keeping in and locking in that moisture,

key point is you can't go by how you feel,

you definitely do have to take the steps into properly moisturizing,

because as we can tell with this,

the moisture is definitely starting to evaporate,

and it's only probably going to get worse and more dehydrated throughout the day,

wasn't that interesting folks, moral of the story is to moisturize.

Now let's look at the moisturizers which are best suited for your skin type,

if you're oily and kind of breaking out a little bit,

you might want to look for moisturizers that have a AHA,

which is a chemical exfoliant, but it's very sensitive to use on your skin,

so you want to find moisturizers that help balance and control the oils in the ingredients,

so here are my favorites,

the Ole Henrikson Balancing Moisturizer,

this one is so good,

it's not a gel but it's so thin,

when you spread it on,

it instantly absorbs into the face,

by the time you touch it a minute later,

it just feels really comfortable and it's not greasy or anything like that,

if you find that moisturizers are a little greasy and you have oily skin,

I would recommend you stop using it,

because that's what's going to cause you breakouts,

but this one also has AHAs,

which is lactic acid which help to control the production of oil on your face,

so I really love this one,

there's also the origins ginseng energy boosting gel moisturizer which I'm currently using,

now that it's a little bit colder I'm switching up to little more heavier consistencies,

but in the summer I definitely love this moisturizer,

it's like the perfect morning moisturizer to put under your makeup,

another gel moisturizer that I really love is the L'occitane Aqua Reotier Ultra Thirst-Quenching Gel Moisturizer,

and this is such a nice gel moisturizer for those of you with oily skin,

because of the consistency,

it's so lightweight and it instantly absorbs into the skin and leaves it smooth,

and it's not sticky as well,

so it just instantly plumps up and hydrates the skin,

gives it that shot of hydration,

next moisturizer that I really love for all skin types is the Natural moisturizing factors plus HA from The Ordinary,

so HA is for hyaluronic acid,

if you're all about a really affordable no-fuss moisturizer that works for basically all skin types,

I would definitely recommend this one,

it's kind of like a cream,

it's really hydrating and a little bit thicker in consistency,

and it's non greasy but when you apply it on,

it kind of leaves a little bit of a white look,

but then it sinks in really quickly afterwards,

so if you need a little bit more hydration than something like a gel,

because I've used all of these for years and years,

I would highly recommend that you guys try any of these out,

they're all really good so good,

moving on to combination skin,

combination skin isn't dry it's not oily,

but it's a little bit of both right on your t-zone,

and I am combination,

so you want to make sure first and foremost,

your skin isn't dehydrated,

because a lot of combination skin is the result of dehydrated skin,

which means you're just not moisturizing enough,

so everything that I mentioned for the oily girls,

you can also use for combination skin,

the CeraVe works great for basically all skin types,

because this one has hyaluronic acid as well as the ceramides which help to lock in moisture to your skin,

but it's not greasy it's not too thick,

and it’s really fast absorbing as well,

probably not for dry because it's not rich enough,

but there's also the Aveeno daily moisturizing lotion which is really good,

there's also the Laroche-Posay Daily Moisturizing Cream,

with combination you can kind of stick to this medium,

not anything too thick because it might break you out,

or you can even create like a cocktail moisturizing situation on your face,

so to do this cocktailing method,

I really love using two creams,

so the gel one I use is the ginseng,

which I apply in the t-zone area,

so basically the areas that have the most oil which is the cheeks the nose and the forehead,

and then along the outside,

oh my gosh I love the COSRX Centella Blemish Cream,

this is probably shout to one of my all-time favorites creams,

it's a little bit heavier,

but the star ingredient is centella asiatica which is a high antioxidant,

it comes and reduces acne scarring and spots,

so when I use this the very first time,

any sort of redness or pigmentation instantly reduced,

it was really crazy,

so I would highly recommend this for you guys who have problematic skin,

acne prone oily and even dry,

because it is nourishing.

Sensitive skin if you're someone who reacts to products really easily,

or if you have like itchy sometimes burning very painful when it comes to certain climates,

then you probably most likely have sensitive skin,

what you want to do is look for moisturizers that are very simple with fewer ingredients,

minimal as possible, no fragrance no AHAs,

just plain moisturizing components,

and you find them a lot in Cetaphil as well as Laroche-Posay and Dermalogica,

so for all you dry skin people out there,

what happens with dry skin is that we don't have as much oil production in the pores,

we don't have much sebum,

why mostly genetics sometimes it's hormones,

I went from really oily to combination and now dry which is really really weird,

so for people with dry skin you just need a little bit more TLC,

because we don't have the natural oils to help protect our skin,

so then if you fall into the category of normal skin,

why are you even watching this,

you’re already blessed,

but you want to just make sure you keep doing what you're doing,

if you're not terribly oily you're not terribly dry,

but you are breaking out,

then maybe it's because the moisturizer you are using is too rich,

try a lighter moisturizer something that's maybe not as thick,

or maybe it's even the ingredients that are in your current moisturizer that you're kind of reacting to,

for normal skin girls, I don't know what to tell you,

you already got like jackpot,

but a great moisturizer if you are looking for suggestions is the Kiehl's ultra facial moisturizer,

I also use for a little while when my skin was on its good days when it was being obedient,

okay so now maybe you're questioning,

how do I know when to switch it up,

or is it okay to use different moisturizers on different days,

or alternate the different types of moisturizers that you have,

you definitely can,

and I think it all comes down to like actually looking at your skin,

feeling your skin, so sometimes I wake up and my skin is really oily,

and then it signals to me that I don't need a heavy moisturizer,

but if I wake up in the morning,

and sometimes the heater has been on all night,

I'm just like I'm so poached,

my skin is also equally as poached,

and you'll see flaking on the nose on the forehead on the chin,

and then I'll dive into maybe a moisturizer that's a little bit thicker,

so it's perfectly fine to switch it up,

and the things you want to look out for is the weather or temperature or climates,

wherever you are,

generally you can stick to lighter weight moisturizers in the summer,

you're already producing oils and sweats and things like that,

and you don't want the moisturizer to kind of trap the bacteria in there,

whereas in winter a lot of the moisture is being evaporated by just being outside with the harsh cold winds,

but also things like heaters which are like sucking all that moisture out of you,

so if you feel that your face is feeling a little more congested,

make sure you use a moisturizer that has salicylic acid,

which is also BHA and also AHA to help shed the dead skin,

and you're good to go,

so now you know why it is so important to moisturize,

and if you haven't seen our cleansing and our toning and our serum and our exfoliating,

make sure you've watched those,

because all the steps leading up to moisturizing is also just as important,

and we're also going to be talking next about facial oils,

which is kind of a step further in the nourishing and moisturizing of the face,

so the important thing is to actually know how to read your skin,

and know how it's feeling on the day,

so that you can pick and choose the right products to use on those days,

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