Prepping for winter with skin care solutions – The Knight Crier – Knight Crier

KC’s Yamuni Kaijumi reviews the world of skin care as we head into those dry, cold months on the calendar

If you are planning to start your skincare journey or are looking for better moisturizers the process can be confusing with the array of products that are available on the market. When looking for a product always look at the ingredients, the product should not have various fragrances because it leaves the skin irritated. It is important to have a good moisturizer when trying to achieve that porcelain glowing skin! 

The first step before buying a product is to figure out what skin type you have. The general skin types fall under the category of oily, normal, dry, and sensitive skin. 


To determine if you have oily skin wait about an hour after taking a shower, if your face starts to look shiny especially near the T-zone then you have oily skin. One ingredient that you should look for in your product is salicylic acid which helps to treat acne and is known for its pore-clogging abilities. Glycolic acid and Niacinamide are other positive ingredients one should look for. Cetaphil Oil Absorbing Moisturizer with SPF 30 is a great lightweight formula that absorbs into the skin quickly. Reviewers say that this product helps their skin retain moisture while not having an oily feeling. This product is priced at around $14.




Normal (Combination)

Products for normal skin types are easy to find. To determine if you have a normal skin type you should not experience severe sensitivity, dryness, or grease. The pores are barely visible on the skin. Vitamin C is an ingredient that you should look for in your products. There are many products that are made for normal skin types so searching for moisturizers won’t be hard. CeraVe Ultra-Light Moisturizing Lotion SPF 30 is recommended for normal skin which keeps the skin moisturized while preventing an oily appearance. The price for this product is around $14.









The way to detect if you have dry skin is the feeling of skin tightness, especially after showering, bathing or swimming. The skin feels and looks rough and there is severe to mild flaking or peeling. When looking for products make sure the ingredients label includes hyaluronic acid which helps keep the skin hydrated or glycerin. While mineral oil locks in moisture. One product that is highly recommended for dry skin is NIVEA Soft Moisturizing Creme which can be found in most drug stores. The price for this product is around $11.







Sensitive skin does have symptoms that are similar to dry skin. The best way however to determine if your skin is sensitive is to keep an eye out for negative reactions to certain types of soaps, detergents, fragrances, and perfumes. Aloe Vera, cucumber seed oils, and borage oil are some ingredients you should look for in your products. The Simple Kind to Skin Replenishing Moisturizer is a product with high ratings among the reviewers on Amazon. The reviewers love how it keeps their sensitive skin breakout-free and does not cause a stinging sensation. The price for this product is around $17. 


All the products mentioned are based on positive reviews. Skincare is meant for everyone and should not be geared towards a certain gender. Skincare is not an overnight solution and requires a long-term time commitment; it has many trials and errors. If the products do not work they may not be compatible with your individual skin type. If one product is not compatible with your skin the best solution is to try out another product. 


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