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Ask Dr. Schultz | Skin Care Guides | Do Homemade Facial Moisturizers Work?

Do Homemade Facial Moisturizers Work?

Have you ever tried to make your own facial moisturizer? It's not as crazy as you might think! Moisturizers are great for hydrating your skin and keeping your skin looking glowing and gorgeous. Now-a-days, people tend to want to be more money conscious, and have started creating their own at home recipes and products.

Using Homemade Facial Moisturizers

Using a good moisturizer is a key part in keeping the skin smooth, supple, and young. Like their name suggests, moisturizers keep water locked in your skin to help keep it hydrated and looking fresh.

Most moisturizers you find in stores contain many chemicals and other active agents that can cause irritation to the skin, especially for those suffering from sensitive skin. Homemade facial moisturizers can be good for those with sensitive skin because they contain more natural ingredients than non-prescription moisturizers.

The Risk Vs. The Reward of Homemade Facial Moisturizers

With anything that is not prescribed or over-the-counter, there is going to be some risks. Just because you found a blog that gave the "best homemade facial moisturizer ever" doesn't mean that it's a great concoction for your skin type. The safest route is always going to be dermatologist-approved moisturizers.

That's not to say that homemade facial moisturizers don't work-many do. But you're more likely to get the results you want from a dermatologist-approved moisturizer.

This is partly because homemade facial moisturizers don't contain the proper ingredients that fight certain skin conditions. Each moisturizer is formulated differently, and it's important to invest in one that's right for your specific skin type-whether you have dry, oily, normal or combination type skin.

These ingredients tend to withhold the necessary antioxidants that can be found in the dermatologist-formulated moisturizers. They also tend to be missing natural emollients, shea butter and Vitamins C and E that help with free-radical protection.

Dermatologist-Formulated Moisturizers and Homemade Facial Moisturizers

BeautyRx's Replenishing Moisture Cream SPF 15 is a dermatologist tested and approved moisturizer that has all of these key ingredients for your skin. This product also gives you what homemade facial moisturizers may not-protection against the sun's harmful rays. The moisture cream provides broad spectrum UVA and UVB protection while hydrating your skin.

Is a Homemade Facial Moisturizer Right For You?

Everyone is different. If you're not looking for a serious moisturizer, or if you don't suffer from any preexisting skin disorders-then a homemade facial moisturizer might be right up your alley! However, if you're looking to get more for your money then you may want to stick with a dermatologist-approved moisturizer to make sure your skin is getting all of the necessary care it needs to keep it looking gorgeous.

One thing that's for sure is that your skin won't hate you for it.

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