We all know that a crucial part of any skin care routine is using an effective moisturiser – your number one ally to beautiful skin!
There are many misconceptions about what type of moisturiser to use, and how to use it. We are busting some of the most common myths about moisturising, and offering a guide to which Annique moisturiser to use for what skin type.
Myth: You shouldn’t use moisturiser if you have oily skin or acne because it only adds to the problem
The Truth: When you wash with harsh cleansers and don’t moisturise, your skin begins to overproduce oil to replenish the moisture it’s missing. Moisturisers for oily skin are designed to mattify the surface shine and reduce the amount of grease produced. If you don’t take proper care of oily skin, it tends to become sensitive and easily aggravated.
Myth: Your skin can become too dependent on moisturiser
The Truth: Using a lot of moisturiser cannot increase your skin’s need for the product. Wind, air conditioning, cold temperatures and heated houses in the winter can all dehydrate the skin, which can cause eczema to flare up and make the skin itchy and dry. Using a moisturiser to prevent this dryness is one of the most important factors in protecting the skin from the elements.
Myth: Dark skin doesn’t need moisturiser
The Truth: Every skin type requires moisturiser. There is a misconception that dark skin doesn’t need moisture, because dark skin typically produces more oil. Moisturiser feeds our skin the essential moisture and nutrients it expels throughout the day.
Myth: You only need to moisturise once a day
The Truth: Moisturiser can be applied up to 8 times a day and not just in the morning. Just like you drink water when you are thirsty, you need to apply moisturiser to your skin as often as it needs it, especially if you suffer from dry, dehydrated and mature skin.
Myth: It’s good to skip moisturiser once in a while to let your skin breathe
The Truth: Your skin doesn’t perform the function of respiration, so the concept of your skin breathing is actually false. When it comes to skipping moisturiser, it’s important to know that skin cells are like fish and need water to live. Without it, your cells dehydrate and the health of the skin is compromised.
For Sensitive Skin
Sensitìv Soothing Moisturiser 50ml works well for delicate skin regardless of the skin type, and if you suffer from sensitive skin, Sensitìv could work for you. It is a rich formula that has calming ingredients like Rooibos and macadamia nut oil. Sensi Crème is a non-irritating, hypo-allergenic light moisturiser specially formulated for sensitive skin. This unique cream is used to condition and coach very sensitive skin types to accept and respond (positively) to the other Annique moisturising, cleansing and nourishing products.
For Oily Skin
Synergy Even Skin Moisturiser 50ml contains witch hazel and tea tree, will assist in mattifying an oily skin, while Green Rooibos can with help prevent breakouts.
For Dehydrated Skin
Lucid Hydrating Moisture Lotion 50ml maintains moisture and hydration levels for up to 24 hours. Moisturiser for Dry Skin 50ml contains AquaVital, which can help the skin accumulate and moisture.
For Normal Skin
Hydrafine Ideal Herbal Moisturiser 50ml is a perfectly balanced moisturiser to help soothe, condition and soften normal combination skin it contains Marinemartt to reduce shine, Moistbalance to hydrate the skin, and Green Rooibos extract to protect the skin against damaging UV rays. Hydrafine moisturiser is ideal for normal and combination skin and suitable for sensitive skin.