Do you need a moisturiser? It depends on your skin. What kind of skin do you have?
Your skin (especially your T-zone) gets seriously shiny within a couple of hours of washing your face, and you`re predisposed to pimples.
If you don`t need it, skip the moisturiser. If you use one, try an oil-absorbing formula.
Your skin can be cranky and quite temperamental - nearly everything you slather on makes your face sting, burn or break out.
Look for softeners formulated for sensitive skin. Avoid those containing fragrance or sunscreen. They can irritate delicate skin.
Your skin has a well-balanced disposition - it`s neither dry nor oily, you rarely break out and your skin texture is even.
Choose a lightweight, quick-absorbing lotion with built-in sun protection.
Your skin feels tight, looks parched and has chronic scales and flakes; it sometimes gets pink and tender after you lather up.
Try rich, thick cream that comes in a tub. Steer clear of products that contain fragrance, alpha hydroxy acids, alcohol and propylene glycol as they all tend to irritate dry skin.
Your skin has a split personality - your cheeks are dry and flaky, but your T-zone gets oily a few hours after you wash your face.
You have two options - dab a bit of lightweight moisturiser on just the dry spots or use a product specially formulated for combination skin.
Your face has red brown acne scars, which give it a blotchy appearance.
Use a moisturiser packed with exfoliants such as alpha or beta hydroxy acids, retinoids, salicylic, glycolic or lactic acids. This will help slough off dead skin cells.