Moisturizing creams for problem skin

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Last reviewed: 25.06.2018

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For each type of skin you need your own, properly selected, moisturizing cream. Often in the treatment of acne, vesicular and papular rashes, which are more common with a fat type of skin, there are phenomena of peeling and redness. People with dry or normal skin type have the same problem.

Factors leading to dryness and skin flaking:

  • facial skin care with the help of aggressive agents (use of usual soap or lotion for alcohol, facial treatment products containing antibiotic);
  • unfavorable meteorological conditions (bright sun, strong wind);
  • deficiency of vitamins, especially group B.

Dehydrated skin should be filled with moisture.

In the moisturizing cream for problem skin, the following components must be present:

  • Tocopherol (vitE) - has a protective effect against UV rays, improves trophism of cells, has a softening effect on the skin.
  • Hyaluronate - promotes retention of moisture in the epidermis.
  • Glycerin - is present in the composition of almost all moisturizing creams. Prevents the formation of comedones, helps support water balance in the upper layers of the skin.
  • Provitamin B5 - activates the ability to regenerate the skin, provides nutrition to cells, intensively moisturizes the upper layers of the epidermis.
  • Bisabolol is a substance contained in the extract of chamomile. Soothes, protects the skin from the occurrence of redness and inflammation, has moisturizing and restoring effects.
  • Glucose + vitamin C - stimulates the production of collagen, has a protective effect from the harmful effects of ultraviolet radiation. Reduces LHA (Lipo-HydroxyAcid) - a compound of phenolic (2-hydroxybenzoic, salicylic) acid with lipids. Gently and effectively exfoliates microscopic particles of the epidermis.
  • Zinc - has an anti-inflammatory effect, normalizes the activity of the sebaceous glands.
  • Squalan - extract from olives. Moisturizes, improves breathing of the skin.
  • Phenolic acid - antiphlogistic, antimycotic effects. Stimulates the renewal of epidermal cells. Actively releases skin pores from excess secretion of sebaceous glands, smoothes fine mimic wrinkles.
  • Laminaria (extract) - normalizes the process of skin sebum production, has a strengthening and anti-inflammatory action, and also saturates the upper layers of the epidermis with nutrients.
  • Ceramides are special molecules that promote the formation of additional protection from the negative effects of the environment, free radicals, toxins, etc. Restore the normal structure of damaged cells. Decrease peeling.

Before using moisturizing cream for oily skin, careful face treatment with lotion is necessary. Then it is necessary to apply a drying anti-inflammatory remedy and allow it to be absorbed. After a quarter of an hour, remove the excess funds with a napkin. Then apply moisturizer and wait until it is completely absorbed.

If the skin is prone to dryness, then thermal water (Avene, Vichy, Uriage, etc.), which has moisturizing and antiphlogistic properties, can benefit. For more intensive moistening of the upper layers of the epidermis, special means will be required.

The modern beauty industry offers a huge number of non-comedogenic gels and creams to saturate the moisture of problem skin. Among such manufacturers: Vichy; Avene; Clinics; Clean line.

Non-medicated moisturizing creams

The main functions of moisturizing creams - protection, nutrition, effective hydration without the formation of comedones (small black dots on the surface of the skin, filled with the secretion of sebaceous glands). Any cosmetic cream can be conditionally considered non-comedogenic. Everything depends on the individual susceptibility of the skin to the care. If you buy a certain cream in a store, then for some people it will be ideal, others will have single black points, others will suffer from local allergic manifestations (itching and irritation of the skin at the site of application of the cream).

Nevertheless, there are a number of face creams that do not cause blockages of the sebaceous glands. Such cosmetic products have a light air structure. They contain special components that do not cause accumulation of additional fat on the surface of the skin. Means in the form of gel and milk are considered to be non-comedogenic. Their main feature is almost instantaneous absorption. If, in a short time, a good absorption of the cream occurs and as a result of its effect on the skin there is no glossy shine, then it is suitable for use in the presence of problematic oily skin.

Cosmetic, saturating with moisture, a cream with non-medogenic effect can contain the following ingredients:

  • phenolic (salicylic) acid and benzoyl peroxide - have antiflogistic properties, cleanse the face of the horny scales of the epidermis, accelerate the healing of microcracks, have a narrowing effect on the skin pores, normalize the sebaceous glands, reducing the sebum secretion;
  • extract chamomile, calendula, essential oils of green tea and tea tree - cleanse the skin, eliminate inflammation;
  • allantoin - has healing and regenerating properties, effectively cleans and narrows the pores, making the skin surface of the face more even;
  • UV-protection factors - reduce the harmful effects of bright sunlight.

Vichy Normaderm. Has an intense hydrating property, narrows the expanded pores, has the effect of matting the surface of the skin, cleans the epidermis of small keratinized particles due to the three-component composition - phenolic, glycolic and LHA acids.

Active active substances: lipo-hydroxy, phenolic, hydroxyacetic acids; glycerin, alcohol.

Negative aspects - the preparation contains alcohol.

Capacity: 50 ml.

Avene Clean AC. Intensive-moisturizing cream, which has a calming effect on irritated skin. Contains useful and nutrients. It has a light texture. Can quickly absorb. Perfect for skin care even in winter.

Negative aspects: the skin can remain greasy, which can be easily eliminated with a paper napkin; is inclined to roll; It is not suitable as a make-up base in the summer season; contains parabens.

Active ingredients: thermal water; extract from a pumpkin; zinc gluconate; propylene glycol (E1520); lipid compounds (triglycerides); bisabolol; useful nutrients.

The volume of 40 ml.

Cream Clinique Anti-Blemish Solutions refers to luxury cosmetics.

Clinique Anti-Blemish Solutions has a hydrating and degreasing effect at the same time. Removes inflammation and irritation. Promotes active saturation of the epidermis with moisture. Gently and gently cares for the skin of the face.

Active components: purified water; extracts from sea kale (sugar kelp), oats, chamomile medicinal, witch hazel of Virginia; extracts from green tea and seaweed; proteinogenic amino acid (glycine); mint camphor; phenolic acid, caffeine, propane-1,2,3-triol (glycerin), glucose acetamide.

The volume is 50 ml.

Moisturizing cream for oily problem skin

Saturation of the skin with moisture is an important part of caring for it. The most common and traditional way of moisturizing the skin is applying a special cream. With a very high secretion of skin sebum, the application of the cream can be replaced with the use of tonic water, milk or gel. If the cream is still used, then it should not contain additional lipid compounds that contribute to the clogging of the pores and prevent the outflow of the secretion of the sebaceous glands. All these factors are taken into account by the manufacturers of professional cosmetics. The cream should be chosen strictly individually. Preferred are moisturizing agents containing nutrient complexes and anti-inflammatory components. As ingredients, ceramides can be used (substances that contribute to the restoration of the protective function of the skin), triglycerides (compounds that repair damaged hydro-lipid film), glycerol or glycerol, which have a moisturizing effect.

A cheap and effective enough moisturizing cream for oily problem skin of the face is produced by the production association "Clean Line". Saturates the upper layers of the epidermis with moisture and protects from the negative influence of the environment. Active natural components of the cream help smooth out fine wrinkles, prevent the occurrence of new eruptions on the face with acne. As a result, the skin looks well-groomed, more elastic and healthy.

Vegetable ingredients that make up the cream: vitaminized sea buckthorn oil, extract from the hips.

Cons - the presence of a characteristic chemical shade in the smell, the lack of a protective film under the lid.

In a tube - 40 ml.

Day Moisturizing Cream for oily skin

The peculiarity of the day cream is that it is not absorbed by the deep layers of the epidermis. Remaining on the surface of the skin, it creates additional protection against ultraviolet radiation and adverse environmental factors. Prevents clogging of skin pores, preventing the ingress and development of pathogenic microorganisms that cause inflammation of the sebaceous glands.

The texture of the day cream is softer and light than that of the night cream.

When choosing and buying a moisturizer for problem skin, it is necessary to pay attention to the correctness of the packaging. If the composition of the remedy is retinol or vit.C, the packaging should reliably protect the contents from exposure to sunlight and air. Tightness and light tightness of the container prolong the preservation of the constancy of the composition. Do not allow to decompose components under the influence of atmospheric oxygen or decompose into light. If you violate the requirements for packaging, the cream will not be of use, but there will be a potential threat of allergic manifestations. Their primary cause lies in the appearance in the composition of the means of new chemical compounds formed as a result of the oxidation reaction.

It is desirable that a daily moisturizer for oily skin, did not have a strong odor. Aromatic components are irritants for the skin. With prolonged use can lead to a decrease in the production of collagen.

The cream should be applied a thin layer on carefully cleaned toned skin. Its action is the final link in facial care procedures.

Moisturizer for the face Anti blemish solutions Clearing Moisturizer, from the cosmetics company Cliniqe, is a specific fat-free agent that removes inflammation and actively moisturizes the skin. It has an antiseptic effect due to the antibacterial components that make up the cream. Stabilizes the function of the sebaceous glands and prevents the accumulation of sebum. Has the effect of exfoliation (exfoliates the keratinized cells from the skin surface).

The volume is 50 ml.


Moisturizing matting cream for problem skin

Matting cream with a moisturizing effect for the problem skin is able to provide the upper and deep layers of the epidermis with moisture. It soothingly affects the irritated skin, removes dryness and peeling, gives the face a healthy appearance for a long time. Prevents the allocation of excessive secretion of sebaceous glands and the formation of a fat gloss on the face. The disadvantages of these creams are the fact that they either perfectly moisturize, but do not have sufficient matting effect, or vice versa. If the oily skin is prone to peeling and the appearance of irritation, then such creams can only exacerbate this problem.

Vichy Normaderm SPF 15. The cream has the effect of matting, serves as a protective barrier for UVA and UVB radiation. It has a light consistency and is quickly absorbed, does not contain aromatic fillers.

Active active ingredients: glycerin, titanium dioxide, phenolic and glycolic acid, liquid silicone, vit. E, vit. C, glucose, white clay, LHA.

Cons - contains parabens.

The volume is 30 ml.

"Clean line. " Cream with matting effect for combination and oily skin, containing phytoextracts of the string and calendula. Cosmetic with plant ingredients in the composition.

Cons - a specific smell.

Moisturizing creams for combined problem skin

Dry skin with acne. It is necessary to find out the cause of the appearance of acne on the skin of a dry type. Consultation of a dermatologist will help to eliminate the demodectic origin of inflamed areas. The appearance of acne for dry and sensitive skin is atypical. Usually acne appears on oily or combination skin. If infection with a demodex tick was not confirmed, then in this case it is important not to overdo the face with special remedies against manifestations of acne.

Cleaning the face should be done with a light lotion. It is desirable that it consisted of natural plant extracts (chamomile and calendula). In the composition of the agent, the presence of fruit (ANA) acids is advisable, which will gently exfoliate the cornified microparticles of the epithelium, which are an additional source of infection of the sebaceous glands. Use a moisturizing cream that does not contain a large number of heavy cosmetic oils that provoke aggravation of the problems that occur on the skin with acne. Cosmetic oils create a thin, airtight film on the surface, under which pathogenic microorganisms can multiply in the pores.

Avene Hydrance Optimale from TM Legere is a moisturizing cream designed for sensitive skin of normal and mixed types. Low-fat light consistency of the cream helps restore the natural water balance of the skin, providing it with tenderness, softness, elasticity, opacity, radiance.

Disadvantages - a high price.

In a tube - 40 ml.

Mimic wrinkles and acne. Facial care for such problems is carried out with anti-aging and moisturizing complexes without the large amount of oil components.

Day cream for this type of skin should consist of moisturizing (non-sulfonated glycosaminoglycan, glycerin, dimethicone), reducing (peptides, retinol, ceramides) and antiseptic (extracts of chamomile, calendula, honey, aloe) substances.

Redness Solutions Daily Relief Cream from TM Clinique. Day Moisturizing Cream for problem skin. Due to its components, it has the ability to reduce redness and eliminate discomfort associated with irritation. The cream soothingly affects the problem skin, and prolonged use helps to improve its condition. Pigments in a cosmetic product mask the inflamed reddened areas, giving the skin a natural, fresh, healthy appearance.

Disadvantages - according to monitoring reviews, is not effective enough in the fight against inflammation.

The volume is 50 ml.

Moisturizing foundation for problem skin

To choose a moisturizing foundation for oily skin, you need to decide what problems will be solved. A light cream will not be able to hide the defects and large pores on the face. It is necessary to choose your choice on a dense foundation. This cream will be felt on the face, but it will hide almost all the skin imperfections. The people around will see the face with perfect skin.

If you want to even the skin color, a light foundation or concealer with a good masking effect will be indispensable.

To hide or reduce the greasy sheen on the face is ideal cream powder, which absorbs the excess secret of the sebaceous glands, will give the skin a healthy fresh look. It is necessary to pay attention, that the cream-base kept for a long time and was not subject to rolling.

TM Vichy created NormaTeint for problem skin. Tone cream with a light texture, has anti-inflammatory effect and well masks minor defects (uneven complexion, microdefects of the skin).

Given the material in the article, it can be concluded that the problem skin requires careful care and a special careful attitude in all seasons. For its recovery and beauty, it is necessary to competently select the necessary cosmetics and medical procedures. Skin covers with certain features require not only preventive treatment, thorough cleansing and nutrition, but also saturation with moisture. Modern manufacturers produce a huge range of various products, among which there is always the possibility of selecting a decent moisturizer for problem skin.


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