It turns out that instead of aiding in the rejuvenation of your skin cells overnight, moisturizer can clog your pores and halt cellular turnover from naturally occurring. Think about it: The main purpose of moisturizer is to provide relief for dry skin. Therefore, if you’re not suffering from a lack of hydration, you can skip it all together.
The best thing you can do before sleep is
- to get rid of excess oil and clear your pores with the use of exfoliator. Natural products like honey, milk and baking soda would go a long.
The bottom line: When it comes to your nighttime skin-care regimen, it’s important to understand that, “the purpose of these products is to solve a problem,” says Schultz. If your skin isn’t severely dehydrated, your nighttime moisturizer could be doing more harm than good.