Too much moisturizer can be a bad thing too

Posted in Skin Care Tips |

If you're like a lot of women, you probably can't get enough moisturizer. Not content to put it on once a day, some ladies slather on this hydrating stuff twice, even three times daily. Breaking news, though. There is such a thing as too much of a good thing.

"Contrary to popular belief, the most common cause of skin sensitivity and dryness is the overuse of moisturizers," Dr. Zein Obagi told "Many people consider moisturizer a universal cure-all - however, when used improperly and excessively, moisturizer can lead to dependency and skin weakness."

To combat this tendency, Obagi recommends using products that strengthen and revitalize skin with ingredients such as vitamin A and retinol.

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