5 truths and lies about moisturising


If you are one of those people who think that people with oily skin don’t need to moisturise, and that this has nothing to do with the brightness of the skin or the formation of wrinkles around the eyes, keep reading! Maybe there are some things that you still don’t know about the importance of moisturising every day.


  1. People with oily skin don’t need to moisturise
    All skin types can become dehydrated. In other words, the skin is not capable of retaining water in the stratum corneum (the outermost layer). So it’s essential to use a moisturiser suitable for your skin type. For dry skin, go for enveloping textures enriched with nutritious ingredients. For combination or oily skin, choose smooth and mattifying creams.
  2. In your 30s you’ll have to start using a specialised moisturiser
    It is true that your skin’s needs change as you get older, but moisturising must always be maintained. You’ll need to complement your moisturiser by adding other treatments depending on your needs. For example, serum could be an easy, effective option.
  3. Age does not affect the skin’s hydration
    Dry skin is one of the signs of ageing, so the more hydrated you keep your skin, the longer you’ll be able to stave off wrinkles. Moisturising daily is essential for maintaining younger-looking skin.
  4. The skin’s level of hydration doesn’t affect how it looks
    Dry skin is visibly dull. It also causes wrinkles on the cheeks and around the eyes. 
  5. The more hydrated your skin is, the more effective special treatments are
    Special treatments will work better on well-hydrated skin.  You’ll also need to use less of the product. Your routine will depend on your personal preferences: a moisturiser during the day and a specialised product at night, or a moisturising serum and then a specialised product...

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