Does wearing a moisturizer both day and night over-burden our skin, particularly as we age? Moisturizers are protective which makes them ideal for day time use; protecting us from dehydration, from the sun screen and make-up we wear and – to some degree – from pollution.
I believe wearing a moisturizer both day and night can over-burden our skin, particularly as we age. This is because while we sleep, our skin is actually hard at work regenerating itself, balancing oil production and expelling impurities. However, regular application of night creams interferes with these essential tasks, and over time skin becomes less able to care for itself.
The use of nighttime moisturizers signals the sebaceous glands to cut down on moisture production, resulting in even drier skin. As a result, our skin becomes dependent on the products just to appear normal.
Instead ‘treat’ the skin with an organic oil such as macadamia, sweet almond, avocado or camellia and if you’re young or have a combination / pimple-prone skin use Jojoba oil– which is not an oil at all but a unique super-fine liquid wax.