Does moisturizer even do anything? Can it be bad for your skin? How much is the right amount to moisturize? These are all questions you may have asked yourself before when spreading on your favorite moisturizer, and are questions we all have at one point or another. But there is some false information floating out there, and some unspoken facts, even some silly myths you might have previously believed.
Myth #1: Your moisturizer will work best when applied to dry skin.
False. You may find this surprising, but lotion actually works best when it is applied after a shower, with damp skin. This is because it can lock in the leftover moisture that remains on your skin, and provides a much deeper and long-lasting hydrating effect for the skin. Applying lotion to dry skin is still good and will result in hydrated skin, but to fully lock in the moisture, we recommend patting off your skin lightly after a shower, and immediately apply the lotion to secure the hydration.
Myth #2: You should only moisturize if you have dry skin.
False. Regardless of your skin type, it is never a bad idea to moisturize your skin. Even if you have oily skin, skipping the moisturizer can trigger your skin and result in overproduction of oil in order to keep your skin hydrated. If you have dry skin, it is a good idea to moisturize more frequently than those with oily or combination skin, but no one should be left out of a moisturizing routine.
Myth #3: You can use the same moisturizer for all parts of your body.
False. While some moisturizers can work for the majority of your body parts, it is more beneficial to have different lotions with specific properties to work for each part of your body. If you experience especially dry hands, feet, knees, or elbows, it can be a good idea to get specialty moisturizers to help improve those areas. But, you should never use a body lotion on your face before doing a patch test, as your face can be more sensitive than the rest of your body, and your skin may behave differently.
Myth #4: Different consistency of lotions is meant for different types of skin.
True. There are typically two options of moisturizers that you can choose from, one being lotion and the other being a cream. A lotion is typically more watered down or liquidy of a formula and is best used for medium-dry skin as an everyday moisturizer. Cream on the other hand has a thicker consistency, and is best for more dehydrated dry skin, providing the skin with a much deeper hydration level than a typical lotion. Check out this post if you want to learn more about the difference between lotion and cream.
Myth #5:Different seasons require different amounts of moisturizing.
True. Excessive wind and dryer cold air during the winter requires you to moisturize your skin more than in other seasons. With the air around you being dryer during winter, your skin loses more moisture and can become increasingly more needy of a good moisturizing practice. During summer, humidity levels rise so there is less of a need to be as cautious about hydrating, although after prolonged periods in the sun, it is important to apply a moisturizer for protection and nourishment.
Myth #6: You should moisturize the skin that is exposed to the sun more than other parts.
True. The skin that is exposed to the sun, or UV-rays, with or without protection, can be more damaged and dry as the sun seriously dehydrates the skin. You should protect and repair your skin after a day in the drying sun with a nice layer of moisturizer. Moisturizers with ingredients like aloe vera and coconut oil are especially good for sun exposed skin as they repair damage from UV-rays.
Myth #7: It takes different amounts of time for different moisturizers to work.
True. Some moisturizers have properties and ingredients that enable them to show results simply after one use. Others can require consistency and multiple uses to show results. To find yourself experiencing the full results from a moisturizer, expect to be consistent for around 3-6 weeks, depending on your skin type and choice of moisturizer. Ideally, don’t expect to see results happen overnight.
Myth #8: Camel milk is a superfood that can be versatile to skin needs.
True. Camel Milk is one of the most gentle yet effective ingredients that one can put on their skin. It has been heavily researched by nutritionists, and contains antibacterial and antiviral properties. It acts as a multitasker for many skin problems ranging from dryness to wrinkles, inflammation, irritation. Visit here if you want to know more about why camel milk is so amazing for the skin.
Myth #1: All lotions work the same, regardless of ingredients.
False. Lotions containing parabens, phthalates, formaldehydes, and other nasty chemicals can be counterproductive to the skin, resulting in drier skin than hydrated skin, as these toxins work against the skin's health. The oils used in lotions can also play a huge role in their performance on the skin, where specific oils will improve certain skin components, such as fatty acids and their impact on the skin's ability to hold water and it’s elasticity.
Myth #2: Your skin will feel the difference using Cammellatte products.
True. The main ingredient in Cammellatte products is camel milk which is one of the oldest “superfoods”. Already in ancient Egypt people knew about camel milk’s benefits for the skin. Cammellatte's creams and lotions are made for long-lasting nourishment and hydration, melting into the skin and providing incredible softness.