How to Stop Over-Moisturising Your Skin

Let us not be mistaken. Moisturising is very important for your skin. But slathering the enticing stuff on can have a negative effect on your skin. As a result, your skin becomes lazy and produces less moisture of its own.


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When you add a moisturiser to your skin, you’re essentially adding more water to it. This stops water from evaporating from your skin. These lotions draw water up from the lower layers of the skin and bring them up to the surface, making skin feel moist and relieve itchiness and tightness.

Although that sounds very positive, there are some downsides to applying a moisturiser. The added oils in moisturisers clog pores, block dead skin cells and create an oxygen free environment that does not allow your skin to breath. What occurs as a result is an accumulation of dead surface skin cells, dryness, large pores and dry body skin. Acne bacteria is also attracted to this and kills off any friendly bacteria that keeps your skin looking and feeling healthy.




A common issue amongst us moisturiser moguls is the application of too much moisturiser.

By soaking the skin with moisture, you cause the cells to stop producing important elements. The epidermis shrivels and thins, and fine lines start to appear.

Additionally, an excess of moisturizer doesn’t get fully absorbed. It actually suffocates your skin, clogging pores, making it lazy and less able to hydrate itself. As a consequence, dead cells are able to gather on the skin’s surface, which can lead to breakouts.




Using moisturiser sparingly is still going to clean your skin of dead skin cells effectively. Dead skin cells make it harder for skin to absorb moisture so removing this layer is crucial.


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1.Exfoliate First


This has been a long running argument: should we be exfoliating first? The answer is absolutely. The reason for this to take such a crucial step in your routine is because if all of your pores are already blocked, then all of the skincare products you put on won’t be able to successfully work towards the deeper layers of our skin.

Exfoliation removes dead skin cells from the skin’s surface. This helps to rejuvenate old skin, making it look fresh, soft and clean. By removing this dirt, a subtle coating of moisturiser can provide the depths of your skin with the ultimate nourishment it desires.

Why not try BIOEFFECT’s Anti Aging Volcanic Exfoliator. The exfoliating particles are of suitable size to gently remove dry and dead cells from the surface of the skin, making it the perfect canvas for a moisturiser.


2.Gentle Application


When you apply directly to the middle of your face and push outward, the moisturiser settles more abundantly at the perimeter of your face. The thick layer can clog the pores, leading to excess oil production and eventually breakouts.

We recommend that you put the moisturiser to the centre of your palm and warm it up in your hands. Then apply to the cheeks in gentle circular motions, then to the forehead, and the rest of your face, including your T-zone. The physical action of applying is to lift the skin rather than drag it downwards.


3.Apply To The Whole Body


Whilst we regularly apply moisturiser to our face we need to make sure we extend this action to our neck, since the neck and throat area is an extension of the face.

But other areas are important too. Your arms, stomach, chest and back is exposed to the sun, hot water and wind, all drying agents, so these body areas shouldn’t be ignored.


4.The Routine 


During your morning routine, try dampening your face with some water before using your moisturiser. This holds the water and keeps you hydrated throughout the day. If you use more than one moisturising product, such as a serum and day/evening cream, be sure to apply thinner consistencies before thick moisturisers to allow them to fully absorb into the skin.

BIOEFFECT has created an Anti Aging Daytime Cream. It results in plumper and firmer skin that is fully hydrated and appears more fresh and youthful.


5.Choosing The Right Moisturiser


WIth the four most common skin types listed below, you’ll find that an appropriate moisturiser is needed to keep your skin looking its best.


Dry Skin

People with dry skin would benefit more from an intensive moisturiser as their skin would currently struggle to retain moisture.


Oily Skin

The wrong moisturiser causes the skin to break out and produces excess sebum. People with oily skin would benefit by using the right oil-free, light moisturiser that draws water to the surface of your skin.


Sensitive Skin

The most effective type of moisturiser for sensitive skin would be a natural product without any added fragrances or chemicals. Ideally you would use a product with shea butter or coconut oil.


Combination Skin

This type of moisturiser needs to be made of a lightweight formula that is strong enough to hydrate dry patches without aggravating oily areas.


BIOEFFECT OFFERS its customers the most hydrating, effective and reliable solutions to everyday skin problems. With the finest ingredients and natural sources, you can keep your skin cared for and moisturised with our utmost promises.

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