Frequently Asked Questions
My skin is very oily. Do I need a moisturizer?
Yes, even those with oily skin need a daytime moisturizer with a minimum of SPF 15 and a non-oily nightime moisturizer. A deficiency of moisture will typically lead to an overproduction of oil which would worsen your condition.
I have blemished-prone skin. Should I purchase an "oil free" hydrator to avoid clogged pores and pimples?
Certain oils, such as those extracted from tea tree, marigold, grapefruit and borage are very beneficial in clearing breakouts and do not have the heavy feel of some oils. Using a hydrator with beneficial oils will not clog pores and can decrease redness, swelling, bacteria and blemishes.
I am prone to breakouts. Should I wash my face multiple times throughout the day?
Cleansing the skin more than twice daily and/or using harsh soaps can strip the skin of its natural oils, causing it to produce more oil and increase the occurrence of breakouts. Those prone to blemishes should wash with a non-soap cleanser twice daily followed with an anti-bacterial, matte-finish hydrator day and night.
I have started to develop acne as I get older. Should I use the same products to treat the breakouts that a teenager would use?
Acne is becoming a more common skin challenge in adults, and is often caused by hormone fluctuations, menopause, and/or stress, especially in women. As skin ages, skin hydration decreases. Therefore, it is critical to choose products to address adult acne that are not too drying. Acne varies among age groups and should be treated accordingly.
Is it necessary to apply a sunscreen product if I do not plan on being outdoors during peak sun hours?
Yes, daily light protection should be a part of a daily regimen for all skin types and conditions. Both UVA and UVB rays are known causes of skin cancer, and although UVB rays may be more prominent during the peak sun hours, UVA rays remain constant through out the day and penetrate glass and most clothing.
At what age is it recommended to introduce daily skin care products?
Adolescence is a great time to begin a daily skin care regimen. The introduction of a gentle cleanser, sunscreen moisturizer and nighttime hydrator will assist in maintaining healthy skin, preventing the onset of certain skin conditions and helping to form beneficial habits.