Question: Do I need to use moisturizer?


No. You don't need to use a moisturizer if your skin doesn't need it.

Moisturizer can help lock in your skin’s natural moisture or provide it with additional hydration, but if your skin is fine without one, then you don’t need one.

Many people with oily skin produce enough natural moisture on their own without additional help. If you feel better using a moisturizer but all moisturizers feel too heavy, a light serum or gel may suffice.

Some people say that if you don't use a moisturizer, your skin will age faster. However, this isn't really true. If your skin is really dry and you don't use a moisturizer at all, then maybe. But if your skin doesn't need outside moisture, I don't see why not using a moisturizer would contribute to increased aging.

Moisturizing is important to help hydrate and protect your skin, but not everyone needs a moisturizer in their skin care routine.

Last updated: September 23, 2012

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