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Moisturising your skin

What is the difference between a moisturiser, a night cream and a serum?

A moisturiser is basically designed to keep your skin hydrated during the day-time and help protect against pollution etc.  Night creams are also moisturisers but good ones can help the skin to repair at night-time by feeding the skin and supporting the natural regeneration function that occurs at night while you sleep.  A serum is…

My complexion is dull, will a moisturiser help?

Yes, it will definitely help.  You may want to try using a serum too – serums really give your skin a boost. If your skin is dull it is probably lacking nutrients and hydration.  Moisturise from the inside too, by drinking plenty of liquids, and get plenty of quality sleep. Dull skin can often be…

My skin has changed, should I change my moisturiser too?

Probably, yes if your skin has suddenly become dry, or greasy or not balanced as you would like.  When choosing a new product, select one that is free from harmful chemicals and find a good one that suits your particular skin type and age.  Always do a patch test first to make sure it suits…

What do moisturisers do?

Moisturisers feed the skin and keep it hydrated.  Think water and food.  Normal, young, healthy 20 year old skin has a balance of 50% water and 50% fat. Thus, for skin to function in a healthy way, the best skin care requires a balance of oil and water. This is why most skin treatments are…

I have very dry skin – what is an effective moisturiser?

Some moisturising creams have a special liquid crystal structure which helps to keep the skin hydrated all day long.  This system locks in the moisture, whilst allowing the skin to breathe. It does this because by preventing water loss from the skin. Three particularly good moisturising creams are Beyond Organic Skincare’s Organic Miracle Worker Face Cream,…

I use Make-Up, can I still use a moisturiser first?

Yes, moisturisers provide a good base for applying make-up, evening out the surface texture of the skin. It is probably best to use a light moisturiser and let it absorb into the skin for a couple of minutes first before applying any make-up. Try to use natural mineral make-up and a natural moisturiser, free from…

What is a good body moisturiser?

There are many good body moisturisers, but make sure you choose one that is paraben and paraffin free.  Better still; choose a 100% natural one or an organic one.  If you want a moisturiser with a bit of a ‘barrier’ to it, for example if you are going out cycling all day ans want to…

What is the best way to moisturise my face?

Make sure you have thoroughly cleansed first; this is the foundation of good skincare. A good cleanser won’t dry your skin out and will reduce the amount of moisturiser that you need to apply. Oil-based ‘hot-cloth’ cleansers are particularly good at cleansing without drying. Using a toner will prepare your skin for moisturiser and good…

Do I need a different moisturiser for day & night?

Possibly not if you are under 25 and have ‘normal’ skin, in which case you can probably get away with a good 24 hour moisturiser. You will probably want to use a day cream with some sun protection in the summer, or you can use a good moisturiser and apply your chosen SPF over it. However,…

I have oily skin do I still need to moisturise?

Yes! Firstly, be grateful that you have oily skin – you will naturally get less lines as you get older! However, you do of course want to control the oiliness and the best way to do this is the natural way. The biggest mistake people with oily skin can make is to use harsh products…