Description: Face creams keep the skin hydrated and supple, which prevents premature aging. Body lotions tend to be too heavy for our face and may clog pores. It is estimated that up to 60% of the products we put on our skin travel through our bloodstream, and since our skin is the largest organ in our body, it would only make sense to choose organic, high quality ingredients.

What to look for: Natural and organic ingredients. It is important to use a light cream that is specially formulated for your face and skin type. A healthy diet also has an impact on health/moisture of skin. Look for products that contain rich, hydrating oils such as: jojoba oil, avocado oil, sunflower oil, coconut oil, grape seed oil and essential oils. Purchase lotions that have antioxidant benefits such as vitamins A, B C, D and E. Coenzyme Q10, and alpha lipoic acid are also very excellent for skin health. There are special products available for treating or correcting skin problems such as lightening creams, acne creams or anti-aging products.

Uses: To keep skin well hydrated and soft. Moisturizers can be used once or twice a day after cleansing and toning the skin. Moisturizers also deliver nutrition to the skin and can help treat a variety of skin problems. It is also very helpful to use a body lotion once a day after bathing, or, as needed, if you have dry skin.

Where to find: Spas/Salons, Health Food Stores or Online Resources.

Avoid: Using products which are not formulated for your specific skin type. Skin type is dependent on the amount of moisture within the skin, and that determines what type of product your skin needs. Read labels. Avoid products with petroleum-based ingredients, artificial preservatives (parabens methyl-, ethyl-, butyl-), animal ingredients or testing, synthetic colors or scents.