How Do I Choose the Right Skin Care Cream?

Q:
How do I choose the right skin care cream?

A:
The first step to choose a skin care cream that works for you is to read the labels of products. Then you choose the cream that contains certain ingredients that benefit your skin.

But most people don’t know what the ingredients mean. This guide will talk about some of the common ingredients and what they do to your skin.

Common ingredients include:

  • Hyaluronic acid. There’s plenty of hyaluronic acid in young skin. Products with it are to reduce wrinkles and moisturize the skin.
  • Retinol. People with sensitive skin may use creams with retinol to improve fine lines and skin tone.
  • Salicylic acid. Creams that have the acid help improve pores and acne. But people who are allergic to salycylates should avoid products that contain salicylic acid.
  • Alpha-hydroxy acid. Products with this acid can improve age spots and wrinkles. But it may cause irritation.

 

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* The Content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.