Face Creams, Lotions & Oils
Facial moisturizers are creams, oils, butters and lotions that hold moisture in your skin.
They serve the step of HYDRATE in the Dr. Bailey Complete Skin Care Routine℠ The secret is to find the right moisturizer to work with your other facial skin treatment products, and that matches your skin type. Moisturizers hold water in the layers of your skin to balance skin hydration and prevent dehydration and chapping. Most facial moisturizers are ideal for the skin of the neck and décolleté too.
How do facial moisturizers work? Some hold water that your skin soaked up after washing. They do this by preventing evaporation in 2 ways: 1) layering on your skin to block the passage of water, or 2) binding water with humectants such as hyaluronic acid, glycerin and sodium PCA (part of your skin’s natural moisturizing factor). Moisturizing oils, lotions and creams may also contain lipids and ceramides to replenish those naturally present in your skin’s outer barrier layer called the stratum corneum.
Pick your moisturizer based on your skin type, or even the regional moisture needs of your face; your T-zone is oilier than other areas and may need a lighter moisturizer. I like to keep facial moisturizing focus on moisturizing. Most facial creams try to do too much and fail, which is why you may have many unfinished jars of face cream in your bathroom. Use the best correcting products layered precisely to fix your skin problems. Layer your moisturizer on top to ‘seal the deal’ and provide the exact moisturizing that your skin needs now.