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Skin Care Products FAQs

Why is it important to use a moisturizer?

Using a good moisturizer can help prevent and treat dry skin, it can also protect sensitive skin and improve the texture of your skin. Using a moisturizer daily can improve the skin’s hydrating and make your skin healthy and glowing.

Do you need to moisturize oily skin?

Yes, you need to moisturize your skin even if you have oily skin. You use a moisturizer to improve your skin’s texture and to hydrate your skin. If you have oily skin, you can use an oil-free moisturizer to avoid greasy and shiny looking skin.

What kind of moisturizer should people use that have dehydrated skin?

Dry skin needs more moisturizer that can healthily grease the surface. It is best to opt for a hypoallergenic and fragrance-free formula, so it doesn’t irritate the skin any further. Depending on the area of the body you are targeting, various moisturizers deliver relief without causing further damage. Some Remedy products contain a blend of olive-based antioxidants that target damaged cells and quickly work to relieve itchy and reddened skin.  

Should you apply a moisturizer before or after sunscreen?

Moisturizers should be applied on moist, damp skin so ideally after a bath when the body is still wet, capturing the moisture inside the skin. Sunscreen should be applied after the moisturizer. Some moisturizers come with SPF, but you will most likely need higher sun protection than most that only includes about SPF 15. 

What is the best way to handle sensitive skin?

The best way to deal with sensitive skin is to be gentle with it. Always wash sensitive skin gently and do not use harsh cleanser or any harsh products that might have irritating substances. Instead, opt for products that suit your skin and ones that are specially formulated for sensitive skin.

What is petrolatum, and why is it good for the skin?

Petrolatum is a rich emollient used as a skin protectant. Vaseline is pure petrolatum. Applying petrolatum to the skin can help replenish, soothe, and moisturize its outer layer. It is also a gentle ingredient used for dry to dehydrated skin and is safe for use around the eyes.

What is dimethicone, and what does it do for the skin?

Dimethicone is another emollient that seals hydration and protects the skin. It is most commonly used by those with dry, rough, and scaly skin conditions. It is found in many face creams and lotions and is the ingredient that contributes to the silky and smooth textures we associate with these products.

Some of the benefits of dimethicone for skin care:

  • Seals hydration – Dimethicone forms a water-resistant film on the skin to prevent water loss and keep external moisture out.
  • Controls shine – Using dimethicone in facial products allows sweat to evaporate, while also controlling the shine of an oily complexion.
  • Leaves a silky feel – By using dimethicone, skin care products glide smoothly over the skin’s surface and allow the product to feel light and non-greasy.