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Because most of us dont know if a moisturizer is working or not unless we breakout terribly

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4 Signs Your Moisturizer Isn't Working, Acoording to a Dermatologist

4 Signs Your Moisturizer Isn't Working, Acoording to a Dermatologist

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Stinging Or Burning

While tingling can sometimes indicate that a skin-care product is working, that isn't the case for moisturizers. If you feel any stinging or burning, "this could mean that the moisturizer isn't compatible with your skin or you have a sensitivity to one or more of the ingredients," says Dr. Orentr...

Breakouts

If your skin is breaking out or feeling bumpy you apply your moisturizer, this may mean that the moisturizer is comedogenic which means its "clogging your pores causing inflammatory pimples as well as open and closed comedones..so you should switch to a non-comedogenic moisturizer." --Dr. Orentre...

Makeup Pilling

Moisturizer should help you create a smooth base for makeup, so if you notice that your foundation is pilling(forming into weird balls and quite literally roll off of your face) after you apply it, it may be because your moisturizer is too thick. When that's the case, Dr. Orentreich recommends sw...

Dry Skin

This may seem obvious, but if you've been testing a moisturizer for 2 to 3 weeks and aren't seeing any positive changes in your skin's texture, it's time to swap. Look for more hydrating ingredients, like the ones listed below, to give your skin the nourishment it needs to stay healthy.

The Trifecta Of Hydrating Ingredients

When purchasing a moisturizer, derms recommend looking for the following

  • Humectants to draw moisture to the top layer of your skin. Glycerin and hyaluronic
  • Emollients to fill the tiny cracks in the skin's barrier to seal in all of the moisture it's getting from your product. ...

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