It is water, that makes our skin glow and feel moist, only people who have genetically dry skin, actually need a moisturiser
According to a cosmetic dermatologist Dr Rachael Eckel. Moisturisers make the skin ‘lazy’, so it becomes less able to hydrate itself, Dead cells gather on the skin’s surface, making it rough and dull and when a woman first notices this, she assumes it is caused by dryness, so buys a light moisturiser. The skin stops producing its own moisture and her skin starts to feels tight after the shower, so she buys a thicker moisturiser. But what she really needed was an exfoliator.’
But as usual for most women we’ve been brought up to believe a ritual of cleanse, tone and moisturise is essential to keep skin glowing and to keep wrinkles at bay and applying moisturiser twice every day is as automatic as brushing their teeth.
oil, including our own sebum, causes ‘detriment and disease’ to the skin. It is water, that makes our skin glow and feel moist: "We store water in the lower levels of the skin, in sponge-like structures called glycosaminoglycans (GAGs). Normally the skin’s surface is renewed every six weeks, but from age 25 this process slows."
Only people who have genetically dry skin, actually need a moisturiser they tend to not to have visible pores and have dry body skin, with conditions like eczema. The rest of us have normal skin, which doesn’t need a moisturiser.’
In the end, ‘If you don’t have dry skin, then why use moisturiser? it might not be benefiting your skin.