So, we all know moisturizer is one of the most important things you can do to take care of your skin, but have you ever used yours and wondered why it doesn’t seem to work like it used to? Or, maybe it never cut it in the first place? Wonder no more, because today I’m I’m breaking down the 5 reasons why your moisturizer isn’t working.

You’re Using the Wrong One

You use a moisturizer faithfully, so you’re doing something great for your skin, right? Not necessarily. A moisturizer won’t work unless it’s formulated to work for your skin type. Let me give you an example: if you have oily skin, using a moisturizer with extra emollients for dry skin will only add more oil to your skin. Your skin type may also change with the seasons, so you may need to use different moisturizers at different times within the year.

You’re Not Consistent

I don’t know about you, but often, at the end of the day I’m so exhausted, I can’t imagine having to do one more thing, including using my moisturizer. We’re all forgetful at times, and to be honest, there won’t be any long term effects if you forget to use it every once in a while. Moisturizer was designed to work it’s best only when it’s used consistently.

beauty treatments.You’re Not Exfoliating

Our skin regenerates, or creates new skin cells about every 3 days. This can’t happen if the dead skin isn’t removed first.  Using a facial scrub or exfoliant regularly will remove those dead cells and allow the moisturizer to do it’s job which is to penetrate deep within the skin.

You’re Not Using it Right

In order for your moisturizer to do it’s magic, you need to give it about 5 minutes to absorb into your skin before putting on your makeup. Your skin will also absorb your moisturizer better when you apply it on slightly damp skin.

Your Moisturizer Expired

Just like food, skincare has an expiration date after which time no longer benefits the skin. When a product expires, the preservatives stop working and  can no longer prevent bacteria from growing. So, how do you know if your product expired? The date should be stamped on the packaging somewhere, but if not, products that change consistency or begin to smell bad need to be tossed.

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