Magic or Myth: Moisturizer

Magic or Myth: Moisturizer

By Monet Moore Posted on

“Moisturizer is vital to skin health!” “Moisturizer is optional!” With all the differing opinions, how are you supposed to know if what you’ve heard is true or not. We aim to help you sift through the noise of the beauty industry with our new series, Magic or Myth. In this series, we’re going to take a deep dive into various myths about products, routines, and more to see what’s magic, and what’s myth. 

You don’t need moisturizer if you have oily skin

MYTH: This is an absolute myth. Just because your skin is oily, doesn’t mean it’s hydrated. Many factors can lead to your skin becoming dehydrated, like weather, water temperature, aging, and more.  When your skin becomes dry, it leads to the skin producing more oil, which is the last thing you want. Bottom line, no matter your skin type, moisturizing is key. 

Too much moisturizer will clog your pores

MYTH: This has the same answer as the oily skin myth. Acne can have many sources, but dry skin can not only make existing acne look and feel worse, but it can cause the skin to produce more oil. That oil mixes with dead, dry skin and bacteria, clogging your pores and creating more acne. By getting ahead of the dry skin, you can stop acne growth in its tracks. 

Moisturizer should be applied first

MYTH: One of the most confusing parts of skincare is figuring out the “correct” order of product application. The general rule of thumb is to apply products from thinnest to thickest. Thinner products will absorb more quickly, while thicker products will seal in the thinner and take their time sinking into the skin. The order should be as follows:

  1. Cleanser
  2. Toner
  3. Serums
  4. Eye Cream
  5. Spot treatments
  6. Moisturizer 

Your skin will lose its ability to self-hydrate if you apply moisturizer every day

MYTH: Moisturizing will not stop your skin’s hydrating production. As discussed, what it will do is help your skin understand when it needs moisture and when it doesn’t. As long as you moisturize regularly, your skin will take care of the rest. 

You only need moisturizer if your skin is dry

MYTH: This is a myth that we hear frequently in beauty forums. Supposedly, because your skin is self-hydrating, you only need to lend your skin a hand when it desperately needs it. However, just like with hydrating your body, if you’re craving it, it’s already too late. Your skin requires hydration long before it shows it. Keeping up the hydration by moisturizing every day will minimize the chance of dehydration.

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