All lotions are not created equal. Just answer five quick questions to determine your perfect cream.Determine Your SkintoneAre you very fair?
If so, Nashville based dermatologist Michael Gold recommends a moisturizer with a mild amount of lactic acid...gently exfoliate, but not irritate.Do you need SPF year round due to the climate in your area?
“We all need SPF year round!” says Gold. Try the Laura Mercier Flawless Skin Moisturizer with SPF 15 ($50; lauramercier.com
), an SPF/moisturizer duo.Do you have hyper-pigmentation?
Gold says, “The use of a prescription strength hydroquinone will fade dark spots. But add a high level SPF over it.” The De-Spot Skin Brightening Corrector ($75; peterthomasroth.com
) is an effective over the counter alternative.