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What kind of moisturizer best promotes skin health?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

The type of moisturizer that's best for you and your skin depends on your skin type, skin conditions, age, and the desired effect of your moisturizer. Oil-based moisturizers stay on your skin longer, but water-based moisturizers are less greasy and easier to apply. People with normal skin will likely do best with a water-based moisturizer. People with oily skin can use a light, non-comedogenic moisturizer sparingly. People with dry skin or people who are older may want to use an oil-based moisturizer because their skin produces less oil. If you are allergic to fragrances or preservatives, make sure your moisturizer doesn't contain these substances.

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Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.