Moisturises help to trap water in the outermost layer of the skin or draw moisture to your skin giving it a chance to repair, whilst protecting it. In this article we have covered the most common questions about moisturisers and their action.
- Can moisturiser cause dry skin?
- Do you put serum on before moisturiser?
- Do I need moisturiser with BB cream?
- Does moisturiser make you sweat more?
- How often should you moisturise your face?
- Is tinted moisturiser better than foundation?
- When should you apply moisturiser?
- Do you moisturise before a spray tan?
- Should I moisturise after shaving?
- Which moisturiser is best for sensitive skin?
- Can moisturiser cause acne?
- Should you moisturise after a face mask?
Moisturisers are causing dry skin very rarely. If you are using it correctly and using the right moisturiser for your skin type and season you should be fine. For example, you shouldn’t apply moisturiser just before you are going outside if the temperature is below 0. The water will freeze, evaporate and your skin will feel drier. Instead you should apply it at least half an hour before leaving.
You absolutely have to apply moisturiser after serum application. Serum is a much more active substance with active ingredients such as collagen, hyaluronic acid, peptides and so on. Serums work with deeper skin levels and they can also draw moisture to skin, however, they can’t retain or seal that moisture in your skin, thus you need a help of moisturiser on top. Moisturiser prevents moisture and serum’s active ingredients from escaping your skin and also creates a protective barrier. If you use serum on its own, you actually may end up having dry skin.
You don’t need to apply moisturiser if you are wearing a BB cream. BB creams were initially created as a medical treatment that would moisturise skin, let it heal and would protect it from pollution and sun. They were designed for people undergoing laser surgeries and peelings, so it is a perfect product to moisturise skin whilst masking its appearance.
Moisturisers don’t make you sweat more. However, nourishing creams/moisturisers can. Nourishing creams are completely different from moisturisers in their texture and function. They are often much heavier and can be based on fats and oils which may create a heavier feeling on your skin and make you feel like you are sweating under the makeup.
You need to moisturise your face at least once a day – in the morning. This helps to protect your skin throughout the day. If you are using a moisturiser with no SPF protection, you can additionally apply it in the evening, depending on you skin type, age and requirements.
Tinted moisturisers shouldn’t be directly compared to foundations as they serve different purposes. Normally, tinted moisturisers are lighter in texture, they even out the skin surface a bit better and let it breathe. They belong to skin care rather than makeup, therefore serve to improve skin quality and protect it from sun, whilst foundation is purely decorative product in most cases and therefore provides better coverage.
You should apply moisturiser before applying your make-up or before going outside. Good moisturiser would not only seal the moisture in your skin, but would also protect skin from sun, dust, dirt and pollution.
Don’t moisturise your skin on the day when you are applying spray tan or fake tan as it may make it smudge and not catch properly which will produce very weak, light result. However, do exfoliate well the day before and generously apply moisturiser the day before tanning, paying extra attention to dry areas such as elbows and knees. This will create a perfect smooth base for your tanning the next day.
You always should moisturise after shaving. No matter how good your razor is, shaving would always remove the very top skin layer, which makes your skin thinner, weaker and more prone to irritations and dryness. Moisturising helps to protect it.
Pay attention to the moisturisers designed specifically for sensitive skin. Avoid any creams with alcohol in them. Instead, go for moisturisers with some of the following ingredients: hyaluronic acid, collagen, Chamomile, lavender. Our bestseller – Absolute 02 cream is perfect for sensitive skin.
Usually moisturisers don’t cause acne or spots. However, as we are all different, it may rarely happen due to moisturiser that was meant for a different skin type, one that consists of cheap or low quality ingredients or got too much oil in it.
You should apply moisturiser after a face mask. Similar to serums, masks delivering active ingredients into the skin, but not keeping them in place. Therefore, a moisturiser is needed to create a barrier on your skin and keep all that mask goodness and moisture in place.