How much moisturiser is enough?

May 13, 2019 2:17:28 PM | Written by Tracy Ahern

While liberally applying moisturiser may feel like the best way to treat your skin, your skin may not thank you!

Contrary to what most people think, applying too much moisturiser will not efficiently moisturise your skin, as it will absorb as much product as it needs and nothing more. The excess product will then lay on top of the skin, clogging pores and not allowing the skin to breathe. As you go through your day, this clogging will only be intensified, as sweat struggles to make its way through your pores and makeup or debris build up on the surface of your skin, inadvertently making the problem worse and appearing shiny.

This can lead to unnecessary breakouts and disrupt the skin’s healthy production of sebum, which is responsible for protecting your skin from the elements, as well as stopping bacterial and fungal infections.

When using too much moisturiser the delicate skin on your face can become dependent on creams for moisture, rather than nourishing itself from the inside, creating tired and lazy skin that has a dull appearance.

Because facial moisturisers are highly concentrated, you probably don’t need as much as you think. The team at Au Natural suggest applying no more than a blueberry amount for your entire face, for both our AM Day Serum and our PM Night Crème. Our Dr Au Anti-ageing Face Oil only needs 2-3 drops and can be applied both day and night. No matter your skin type, use a moisturiser no more than twice daily.

Tip: Add a drop or two of Dr. Au’s Anti-Ageing Face Oil with Retinol to your AM or PM moisturiser, helping absorption and creating a power cocktail for your skin.  Remember a little goes a long way!