Skincare Q&A: Moisturizers

Skincare Q&A: Moisturizers

Feeling a little bit like a crocodile this winter? The name of the game when it comes to repairing and restoring dry skin during winter months is moisture and hydration. Here are some of the most commonly asked questions I receive regarding moisturizers.   

If I have oily skin do I need to wear a moisturizer?

Yes! We generally describe skin type by the amount of oil skin produces. Dry skin has a lack of oil, while oily skin produces too much oil (or sebum). Regardless of your skin type, it is important to keep it moisturized! Keeping your skin moisturized not only encourages healthy cell turnover but helps fight the signs of aging. The good news is that glo therapeutics offers a wide spectrum of moisturizers even for those of you with oily skin. I recommend glo therapeutics Oil Control Emulsion which actually contains ingredients like D-Cholic Acid to help control sebum production. Oil Free Moisturizer is another outstanding option because it helps balance your skin while moisturizing.  

If I am using a moisturizer do I need to use a B5 serum?

Yes! Serums are the most important part of any skincare regimen! With a higher concentration of active ingredients and a smaller molecular size, serums are meant to work on specific skin issues and help dramatically change your skin. A serum like glo therapeutics B5 Hydration contains Hyaluronic Acid which is a powerful water binder that can hold up to 1,000 times its weight in water. This mean it’s a great hydrator without being heavy! In addition to being an amazing hydrator, Hyaluronic Acid also assists with the penetration of Vitamin C Serum (essential to every skin care regimen) while plumping the skin and helping to overcome irritation and inflammation.

Why is my moisturizer “balling up”?

There are a number of reasons that a moisturizer could feel like it is “balling” or “rolling” on the skin. The culprit is most likely an overuse of product. Using too much product in conjunction with other skin care products or makeup can be a bit too much for the skin to absorb causing buildup. Remember to give your skin enough time to absorb each product before applying the next.  Another reason you might be experiencing this is that you could be using a moisturizer that is too thick or occlusive for your skin type. I suggest trying something a bit more lightweight.

If I’m using a moisturizer, do I still need an eye cream?

Yes! The skin around your eyes is much different than the skin on the rest of the face. It is more delicate, more sensitive and thinner! glo therapeutics eye care formulations also have ingredients that are specifically meant to treat concerns that we face in the eye area like wrinkles, dryness, puffiness and dark circles. Try glo therapeutics Vital Eye Cream which helps to smooth and hydrate the under eye area.

How long should my moisturizer last?

First of all, all glo therapeutics moisturizers have a shelf-life of 24 months after opening. This is indicated by a little open jar symbol located on the component that says “24.” However, with daily use, most of our products will last between 3 and 6 months. To keep your moisturizer fresh for the whole time it’s on your shelf, be sure to store your moisturizer well (in a cool, dry place, out of direct sunlight) and if your moisturizer comes in a jar, wash your hands before using  or use a clean spatula to prevent bacteria growth!