While liberally applying moisturizer it may feel like you are treating your skin but is it hindering your daily routine? We take a look at the effects it could have.
Contrary to what most people think, applying too much moisturizer will not efficiently moisturize your skin, as it will absorb as much product as it needs and nothing more. The excess product will then lay on top of the skin, clogging pores and not allowing the skin to breathe. As you go through your day, this clogging will only be intensified, as sweat struggles to make its way through your pores and makeup or debris build up on the surface of your skin, inadvertently making the problem worse and appearing shiny.
This can lead to unnecessary breakouts and disrupt the skin’s healthy production of sebum, which is responsible for protecting your skin from the elements, as well as stopping bacterial and fungal infections.
When using too much moisturizer the delicate skin on your face can become dependent on creams for moisture, rather than nourishing itself from the inside, creating tired and lazy skin that has a dull appearance.
Because facial moisturizers are highly concentrated, you probably don’t need as much as you think. The team at Au Natural suggest applying no more than a blueberry amount for your entire face, for both our AM Day Serum and our PM Night Cream. Our Dr Au Anti-Aging Face Oil only needs 2-3 drops and can be applied both day and night. No matter your skin type, use a moisturizer no more than twice daily.