Should I use moisturizer on dry skin? There are lots of dubious claims and mysterious ingredients, but yes, by trapping water, moisturizing can help with dry skin. Dry skin by itself isn’t a medical worry, although serious cases can result in cracks and fissures that invite infection and inflammation.
What happens if I don’t moisturize dry skin? Dull & Dry Skin
This one is obvious, but if you aren’t moisturizing, you will dry out your skin, and it will get even worse if it’s winter and cold out, or the humidity is really low. Without moisturizer, your skin will start flaking and appear dry.
How often should I moisturize if I have dry skin? Generally accepted advice about the use of moisturizers is to apply it twice daily––every morning and every night. It’s the most commonly accepted practice because it ensures that the moisture content of your skin remains constant throughout the entire 24 hour period.
What if I stop using moisturizer? Moisturising prevents the skin’s natural exfoliation by smoothing the skin cells and stopping them from sloughing off. So by stopping moisturising, this actually stimulates cell turnover and encourages natural desquamation (that’s the shedding of the outer layers of the skin).