Welcome guys to my first article on the health blog. This one’s about everything you need to know about skin cream. Enjoy!
Besides hydrating and fortifying skin, the type of moisturizer that you use can also make you look or older. Each person’s skin has a different PH balance that requires the use of different creams for both day and night purposes. Different creams should also be chosen for different parts of the body or to address different needs. In several cases, not using skin cream actually cause damage. Because today’s society is filled with numerous dangers to the skin, using the right skin cream can prevent skin diseases, keep the skin hydrated and healthy, and even reduce the signs of aging. When choosing the right skin cream, it is important to understand what type of skin you have. Even if there are areas of your skin that do not have problems, using creams can prevent problems from arising and save potential greater costs later on.
Different Types of Skin Cream
Melasma treatment creams – Melasma, also known as hyper pigmentation is a common skin condition, more frequently seen with women, these creams help rid the skin of brown spots and freckles leaving it nice and natural looking
Acne Creams– For men and women alike and for people of all different age groups, this type of cream works more as a solution and a relief to acne. Most acne creams are facial creams; however, some can be purchased that address body acne as well.
The top acne creams on the market are Clean & Clear, Aveeno Clear Complexion, Nexcare Acne, Neutrogena Rapid Clear, and Yes to Tomatoes Clear Skin Daily Balancing Moisturizing Lotion.
Anti-Wrinkle Creams-to help relieves or eliminates wrinkles, these creams help to plum up the skin and often boost it with different types of collagen. Several brands also contain vitamins A, C, and E that help to smooth out wrinkles and unwanted facial lines.
The top anti-wrinkle creams on the market are Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream, The Better Skin Co. Better Skin Miracle Cream, Neutrogena Healthy Skin Anti-Wrinkle Night Cream, and Body Merry Retinol Surge Moisturizer.
Bleaching Creams– Most brands of bleaching creams are prescription formulas and are therefore only available for purchase over the counter. One of the main ingredients in often hydroquinone which helps to gradually lighten age spots or uneven skin tone.
Cellulite Creams– The disdain of many, cellulite can be lessened or eliminated by cellulite creams. These creams use vitamin A to help hydrate and plump the skin to relieve the appearance of cellulite.
The top cellulite creams are Soap and Glory Sit Tight 4-D Cream, Body Merry Cellulite Defense, Caudalie Contouring Concentrate, Clarins Body-Fit Anti-Cellulite Contouring Expert, and Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Bum Bum Cream.
Eye Creams– Because the eyes say it all, eye creams contain vitamin C, caffeine, and sometimes copper peptides that help relieve or eliminate wrinkles, fine lines, puffiness, redness, or crow’s feet. Some eye creams focus on specific problems with the eyes such as reducing dark circles.
The top eye creams on the market are Black Tea Age-Delay Eye Concentrate, First Aid Beauty Eye Duty Triple Remedy AM Gel Cream, Drunk Elephant Shaba Complex Eye Serum, and Murad Retinol Youth Renewal Eye Serum.
Foot Creams– Foot creams treat a variety of external and internal problems. A foot cream can hydrate and sooth feet as can it help relieve aches and pains. For those with extremely dry feet, feet creams will help in the healing process.
The top feet creams on the market are O’Keeffe’s for Healthy Feet, Soft Touch, Kerasal Intensive Foot Repair, CeraVe Therapeutic Food Repair, and AmLactin Alpha-Hydroxy Therapy Food Cream.
Hand Creams– Hand should not be neglected. Hand creams can provide much-needed moisture especially for those who work with their hands or whose hands are in extreme conditions frequently. Hand creams can also eliminate or relieve age spots and wrinkles.
The top hand creams on the market are Hemp Hand Protector, Shea Hand Cream, Almond Limited-Edition Hand & Nail Cream, and Moringa Hand Cream.
Stretch Mark Creams– Whether coming from natural growth or caused by another body change such as pregnancy, stretch marks can be embarrassing or frustrating. Creams can be used pre-, post-, or during the stretchmarks depending on the product to help reduce the look or even eliminate stretch marks. Many of these creams contain a significantly high amount of Vitamins C, D, and E.
The top stretch mark creams on the market are Mederma Stretch Marks Therapy, Body Merry Stretch Marks & Scars Cream, Burt’s Bees Mama Bee Belly Butter, and Bio-Oil Multiuse Skincare Oil.
Hydrating Body Creams– The most common type of body cream out there, hydrating body cream adds hydration to the skin to help relieve irritation, dry skin, cracked, skin, and some (sunscreens) also offer SPF and protect against the sun.
The top body creams on the market are Palmer’s Cocoa Butter, Bliss Lemon + Sage Body Butter, CeraVe Moisturizing Cream, Byredo Gypsy Water Body Lotion, and Kiehl’s Crème de Corps Soy Milk & Honey Whipped Body Butter.
Bronzing Creams-A substitute for tanning, bronzing lotions gradually darkens the skin to the desired color. These creams can generally be applied to the entire body, even the face, but should be handled with care.
The top bronzing creams on the market are L’Oreal Sublime Bronze Tinted Self-Tanning Lotion, Clinique Self Sun Body Tinted Lotion, Clarins Self-Tanning Instant Gel, St. Tropez Tanning Essentials Self Tan Bronzing Lotion, and LORAC Self Tantalizer Body Bronzing Gradual Self-Tanner.
Becoming more and more popular, collagen creams have been proven to significantly renew the facial skin and decrease the effects of aging. Collagen creams aid the already present and natural complexes in the body that wear down over time. One of the most import complexes is collagen which gives skin both strength and elasticity. Collagen creams supplement the loss of collagen and because of all these benefits they are being called the new age reversal cream.
The top collagen facial creams on the market are: L’Oreal Paris Collagen Moisture Filler, Murad Rapid Collagen Infusion, Babor Doctor Babo Derma Cellular Collagen Booster Cream, Mario Badescu Collagen Moisturizer, an Elemis Pro-Collagen Marine Cream
Best Types of Skin Cream
Regardless of the purpose, there are some creams which rise above the rest and have been voted the best or even outstanding body creams of 2017 and 2018.
Boissance Squalane + Probiotic Gel Moisturizer-while squalane is a commercially processed ingredient from sugarcane that mimics the effects of squalene, a product that is taken from sharks and exists naturally in our bodies. This cream not only hydrates, but it is filled with probiotics and is called a powerhouse for skin repair.
Origins High-Potency Night-A-Mins Mineral-Enriched Renewal Cream-An overnight cream, origins created a formula that contains numerous skin fortifiers that are not only natural but they also reduce redness and tighten skin extremely quickly.