The simple nightly skincare habit that can result in acne breakouts
Far from being a teenage-only issue, plenty of women in their 20s, 30s, and 40s know ALL about acne.
Indeed, there are mums who say that after giving birth, their skin only got worse - whether through stress, sleep deprivation, changes to your diet, or hormonal shifts (all of which have been linked to breakouts).
And while you've probably never thought twice about applying moisturiser before bed, if you suffer from regular breakouts... stop!
That because, and while it's a standard part of a nighttime routine, it's seriously bad news for oily, blemish-prone skin.
Moisturiser is usually applied overnight to rehydrate the skin but if your skin is even the slightest bit oily, applying a rich product is only going to clog up your pores.
Neal Schultz, M.D., a New York City dermatologist and founder of Beauty Rx, spoke to Women's Health to explain the reasoning behind this theory.
He believes that you should only use products that serve a purpose and can actually do something for your skin.
It's easy to be lured in by the sheer choice available when it comes to the beauty industry but Mr Schultz reminds us:
“It’s important not to be oversold on skin-care products".
If you have oily skin, you're better off using an antioxidant serum which will cleanse and brighten your skin without clogging pores.
Using this product at night will allow it to absorb into your skin and get to work properly.
As Schultz points out, using these products at night is the perfect time to treat specific skin issues.
The skin expert advises:
“The purpose of these products is to solve a problem".