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What To Look For in a Face Cream

Posted by Porcelana Staff on

Do you know what to look for when shopping for a face cream? There are a lot of things to consider...like price, effectiveness, how it feels, ingredients, etc. Like most things in a beauty regimen, the right face cream for you will depend on a lot of different things, like your skin, genetics, history, makeup, etc. Here are three important things to consider when you’re trying out new products for your skin care routine:

Moisturizers

Whether your skin is naturally dry, the weather is messing with you, or hormones are changing the feel of your skin, moisturizers are an important part of any face cream. Porcelana Night Cream has avocado oil, which is one of the best moisturizers that Mother Nature has to share. This ensures that your skin does not get dried out too often, which could lead to wrinkles and lines earlier than usual. It’s also great to make sure the skin on your neck is not drying out; many times, people forget to apply sunscreen and moisturizers to their neck and upper chest areas as well as their face.

Sunscreen

Did you know that your skin gets sun exposure even when it’s cloudy out? Too many UVA and UVB rays can cause a lot of damage to your skin, and it doesn’t take much at all. Think of how often your face encounters these rays on a daily basis - going to and from your car, exercising outdoors, walking your dog, or even walking to the ice cream shop after dinner! Sure you can remember to wear a hat all the time, but that may not be a practical solution...or match your outfit / hairdo. Much better to make sure that your daily face cream has a sunscreen already incorporated - that way, sun protection automatically becomes part of your skin care routine!

Hydroquinone

Not every face cream has this, and you may or may not want it based on what your goals are. If you have dark spots that you’re worried about though, you definitely want to consider adding hydroquinone to your skin care routine. It’s the most effective skin lightener on the market, and the only one that the Food & Drug Administration has approved for OTC use (in 2% solutions; you can get a higher concentration with a prescription). It works by breaking up existing dark spots and blocking production of enzymes that produce melanin to prevent future ones. Hydroquinone is great for evening out skin tone so that dark spots or acne scars don’t stand out so much. You can read more in this blog, which addresses some of the negative things you may have heard about hydroquinone.

So there you have it - three things to look for when deciding which face cream to purchase! As mentioned above, the right cream for you might change depending on all sorts of factors, but it’s important to make sure your skin is hydrated, protected, and even-toned so that you can put your best face forward.

To learn more about skin care and our products, check out the blog and success stories!