Oil vs. Moisture

Have you ever thought that when you applied moisturizer to your skin it would make your skin more oily? Let's talk about the difference between oil and moisture.

If you are not using the appropriate moisturizer for your skin it CAN make your skin feel oily or greasy. The purpose of a moisturizer is to add moisture and hydration to your skin. It can also help protect your skin from the environment, balance your skin, even help clear pesky breakouts. The key is choosing the CORRECT moisturizer for your skin type and condition. What's the difference between skin type and condition? We will talk more about that in a future post.

If you are in your teens, an anti-aging oil rich moisturizer is not for you. However, an oil free moisturizer that has break out clearing ingredients IS. So often, people think if they have oily skin they should not use a moisturizer- but remember, oil and moisture are two different things. You can have an oil- rich skin and it still be dehydrated- it needs moisture and it still needs to be protected from sun and other environmental factors.

On the other hand, if you are in your 50s or older and suffering from dry skin because hormonal changes have caused you to not produce as much oil- then an oil rich moisturizer IS for you- and don't forget the toner step. Remember- after cleansing, spray your toner and then immediately apply your moisturizer so it is more readily absorbed into the skin.

Skin and the vast array of product choices out there can be complicated but we are here to help!

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