There are so many options out there today for moisturizers, It is becoming increasingly difficult to make the right choice for your skin type. Some people have dry or extremely dry skin, neither oily nor dry skin, while others have oily or extremely oily skin. You must first know your skin type to determine the best moisturizer for you.
Here is how to determine your skin type:
If your face or body tends to be oily or feels sticky and greasy several times in the day, and tends to break out easily, then you have oily skin.
Best Moisturizer for Oily Skin: If you have oily or an extreme case of oily skin, you should stay away from balms, oily butters and lotions. You need a moisturizer that has a good mix of ingredients, not greasy or oily and has more water based ingredients like aloe.
On the other hand if your skin cannot get enough of lotion, body butter body balm or whatever moisturizer you are currently using then you may have very dry skin. If your skin cracks or peels often even though you moisturize daily, you may have an extreme case of dry skin.
Best Moisturizer for Dry Skin: If you have an extreme case of very dry skin, you need a moisturizer that has a lot of natural oils and natural butters, and a good amount of moisture too. You need something that will absorb into your skin easily. It must keep your body moisturized all day long.
If your skin always feels good, not too dry and not too oily then good for you. You have good skin, you do not fall in the extreme, dry or oily category. You have normal skin.
Best Moisturizer for Normal Skin: If you are in the blessed category and have normal skin, then find moisturizers with a good balance of natural oils, butters and water. I call this category blessed because it is usually easy to pick a great daily natural moisturizer.
Whatever skin category you fall in, you will find many options out there. Just make sure you pick the right moisturizer for your skin type and make sure the ingredients are all natural.