Submit your skincare questions to Dr. Agnes, CEO of Herborium and natural medicine expert
The answer to this question is unequivocally YES.
your skin is plagued by acne, blackheads or whiteheads, ranges from dry
to oily, part of your daily skincare routine MUST include an
appropriate moisturizer 2 TIMES daily - in the morning and in the
evening - in order to help the skin stay hydrated and supple.
You can start out your daily skin care routine with our recommended washes and astringents, and finish the routine with a moisturizer that can best meet the specific needs of your skin.
Rule No 1. Combination Skin:
Look for simpler ingredients in moisturizers, particularly in baby
targeted products - some of the organic baby moisturizers provide a
better choice of ingredients (and those you actually can pronounce!).
Rule No. 2. Dry Skin:
Yes people with dry and sensitive skin also have acne! Look for
emulation-like moisturizers, extracts of olive oil, small amounts of
jojoba, almond or grape seed oil, avocado, rose water and oatmeal -
these are all good choices for this type of skin.
You can also try our special avocado mask, which does wonders for dry skin.
Avocado Moisturizing Mask:
Start with a fully ripened avocado. Mush it well. Add a few drops of
olive oil and make it into a smooth paste. Apply on clean and dry skin.
Leave on for 10-15 minutes. Rinse with luke warm water; pat dry.
Rule No. 3. Oily Skin:
Light weight oil-free moisturizers; water, aloe vera, marine algae,
lemon grass extract, willow bark extract and witch hazel provide a good
basis for oily skin moisturizers.
We also highly recommend trying our aloe vera and cucumber mask, which is lightweight and effective for those with oily skin.
Aloe Vera and Cucumber Mask: You need 2 tablespoons of aloe vera gel and ½ a cucumber. Peel and seed the cucumber and cut into small pieces.
a blender or food processor, blend the aloe vera gel and cucumber until
it becomes a smooth paste. Apply to a clean face, in smooth gentle
motions, being careful to keep the coverage even and avoiding the
sensitive eye area. Keep on for 10-15 minutes. Rinse and pat dry.