How to Pick Your Perfect Moisturizer

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I think in our gut we all know moisturizing is important, but I also have a sneaking suspicion that most of us don’t really know why and furthermore don’t really know how to pick the perfect moisturizer for our skin type.

Is it just me?

I bounced between so many different products before finally understanding specific moisturizers work best for specific skin types - or even just based on time of day!

As someone who is plagued by the driest of dry skin, I’m super excited for today’s post because I love a good moisturizer.

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Why moisturizing is important.

I want to quickly take us back to skincare 101 and talk about why using a moisturizer is important.

★ Every time you cleanse your skin or exfoliate, you’re inherently stripping off some of your natural oils. Sometimes this even results in over drying.
★ Your everyday environment could be sucking much needed moisture from your skin as you go about your day.
★ Dry skin is less elastic and could lead to the development of fine lines and wrinkles.

All in all - our skin needs a little extra help to stay bouncy and hydrated. And that is why it’s important to moisturize every day with a moisturizer that’s perfect for your skin type.

How to pick your perfect moisturizer.

My Olay family sent me a nifty little quiz to help guide me as I was choosing my perfect moisturizer, and I loved it so much I jazzed it up with some stars and am dropping it into this post for you babes!

Olay has several moisturizer options, my two favorites being the Olay Regenerist Micro Sculpting Cream and the Olay Regenerist Whips, so this chart is incredibly helpful because it breaks down how to pick the perfect moisturizer for you.

My favorite red jars.

I use both the Micro Sculpting Cream and the Whips - both have a place in my skincare routine.

Olay Whips

I personally love to use my Olay Whips (the version with SPF is my fave!) during my AM routine. I work a full timefull-time office job right now, so time is of the essence every morning. I really have zero extra time to apply a primer or wait for my skincare to sink in. I need those few seconds back! Whips are perfect for this very reason - it’s lightweight, sink into the skin quickly, and it feels like it’s barely there.

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Olay Micro Sculpting Cream

I’ll be honest - the Micro Sculpting Cream is my favorite moisturizer hands down. I really think this has to do with the fact that I have such dry skin. Micro Sculpting Cream is like a big drink of water for my parched skin every day. I typically use my Micro Sculpting Cream at night right before bed. It helps hydrate all night long.

Also - I really have no idea what the smell is - but it smells amazing. I have a deep obsession with the refreshing smell.

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Which red jar is perfect for you? Tell me in the comments below!

 

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