Almost everyone desires clear, beautiful, vibrant skin, but not all are willing to do what it takes to achieve it. With that said, following a regular skin-care regimen can help you maintain your skin’s soft texture and appearance. Whether you use multiple products or just a few, moisturizer should always be a step in your routine. However, it’s possible to use too much; consider the common signs you are over-moisturizing your face.
Increased Sebum Production
If you have naturally oily skin, you may experience even oilier skin when you over-moisturize. Excess moisture may throw your sebum production even further off balance, resulting in insanely oily skin. Unfortunately, excess oil on your face can cause unwanted clogged pores and breakouts. If you’re experiencing abnormal breakouts that don’t seem to subside, you may be using too much moisturizer on your skin.
While it may seem ironic, using too much moisturizer can cause excessive dryness. If you have naturally dry skin, you may experience intensely dry skin when you over-moisturize because the excessive moisture can halt sebum production. If your body isn’t producing enough sebum—or natural oils—your skin may dry out much quicker. If you’re unsure of what to use to care for your dry skin, consider starting with an acne kit for dry skin.
More Texture, Bumps, or Tightness
No matter what you do, your skin will always have a slight texture. However, excessive moisturizing can cause noticeable bumps, tightness, or unpleasant texture. Your skin can absorb only so much moisture, and once it takes all it needs, the extra moisturizer sits on your skin’s surface until it clogs your pores. As a result, you may experience inflammation, unusual breakouts, tiny rash-like bumps, or a tight feeling.
Now that you know the signs you are over-moisturizing your face, you can make changes to your daily skin-care routine to suit your unique skin needs. Whether you have dry or oily skin, it’s still possible to use too much moisturizer. To avoid using too much product on your face, apply a small amount evenly on your skin twice a day.