Skin Problems? What You May Be Missing

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As a Clear Skin Advocate, I consult with women regularly to help them pinpoint the root of their problem skin. 

Quite often, a conversation will begin like this:

"no matter what I do or what products I try, my skin ALWAYS breaks out. I cleanse my skin twice a day, I NEVER use wash cloths and I wear makeup that doesn't clog my pores. So, what gives?"

The good news is they're doing all of the right things by creating great skin habits. But, sometimes it's not about what we do that's the problem, it's what we don't do that can cause our skin to turn on us.

Most often, I learn these women either skip or just aren't consistent in using a moisturizer.

Some are so tired at the end of the day, they skip moisturizer entirely because they can't imaging having one more thing to do before climbing into bed. Then there are others that think they don't need to use a moisturizer because they think their skin is too oily, or that moisturizer is only for older, mature skin.

And, they couldn't be more wrong! Moisturizer is key to healthy, happy skin. Here's why.

A large percentage of our bodies contain water. In order to keep everything functioning properly, we have to replenish it regularly. Drinking water helps us do this inside the body, but we wear our skin on the outside where it's exposed to heat, sun and air, so it needs more than water. 

Just like our bodies depend on water to function, our skin depends on moisturizer to keep it healthy. When we don't use moisturizer, our face will start to panic, and will eventually moisturize itself by making extra oil. And when that happens, our pores get clogged which leads to, that's right, breakouts!

So, now that you know not using your moisturizer is NOT an option, how do you find the right one for you and your skin?

Whatever you do, don't be fooled into thinking you have to spend a lot of money to get a good moisturizer. It's not about what you spend, it's about using the right moisturizer for your skin type that makes all the difference. 

If you have problem skin and don't use a moisturizer, test me on this. Get a moisturizer for your skin type and start using is regularly. You won't believe the visible difference it will make for your skin!