A moisturizer is the final step in a natural skincare routine. There are 3 types of natural face moisturizers. 1st: Oil. Oils have been used for generations, including by ancient civilizations, to nourish skin. Oil can cause breakouts. Certain oils are more likely to clog pores and cause breakouts, which is why it’s important to avoid oils that are high on the comedogenic scale. The higher the number on the scale, the more likely that oil will clog pores and cause breakouts. Coconut oil is one of the highest ranking oils on the scale, at a 4. This means coconut oil is more likely to clog facial pores. Oils can be incredibly nourishing for the skin and have in fact radically transformed my skin; it’s just important to pick the ones that will work best for your skin. 2nd: Cream. Creams are different than lotions in that they are made with oil and water, but have more oil in the mixture than a lotion. 3rd: Lotion. A lotion is made with oil and water, so the oil used isn’t concentrated. Lotions are many times cheaper than facial oils (since they’re “cut” with water). This doesn’t make them inferior; just different. Explore my guide to the best natural moisturizers.