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Moisturising your skin

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

I moisturiser is basically designed to keep your skin hydrated during the day-time and help protect against pollution etc.  A night cream helps the skin to repair at night and supports the natural regeneration function that occurs at night while you sleep.  A serum is a ‘work-horse’ and gives an extra boost to dull, tired…

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. When selecting a moisturiser and…

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 keep the skin hydrated.  Think water and food.  A normal, young, healthy 20 year olds 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 creams. Many…

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

Some of the better natural and organic moisturisers have a special crystal system which helps to keep the skin hydrated all day long.  This system locks in the moisture, whilst allowing the skin to breathe.  Two particularly good ones are Beyond Organics Organic Miracle Worker Face Cream and the Moisturising Day Cream.  For night-time the…

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

Yes, many people moisturise before applying make-up.  It is probably best to use a light moisturiser and let it absorb into the skin for a couple of minutes before applying the make-up. Try to use a natural mineral make-up and a natural moisturiser too that are free from harmful chemicals.

What is a good body moisturiser?

There are many good body moisturisers, but make sure you choose one that is paraben free 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, then a…

What is the best way to moisturise my face?

Make sure you have thoroughly cleansed first; this is the foundation of good skincare, and toned. Then using a natural or organic chemical free moisturiser, smooth onto skin with gentle upward strokes.  Always massage upwards as this prevents dragging the skin down and ‘sagging’ as you get older.

Do I need a different moisturiser for day & night?

Possibly not if you are under 25 and have normal skin. If you are under 25, 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, which is not necessary at night.  Or you can use a good…

I have oily skin do I still need to moisturise?

Yes. Firstly – be grateful you have oily skin – you will naturally get less lines as you get older! However, you do of course want to control this 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 that…