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Do You Still Need to Moisturize Oily Skin?

When you have oily skin, the last thing you might think about is a moisturizer. After all, why would you add another product to your skin when you’re trying to reduce its oiliness? In reality, there are a whole host of benefits to using a daily moisturizer if your skin is oily or pimple-prone.

Here are some reasons why a moisturizer should be included in your skincare routine.

Oily Doesn’t Mean Hydrated

There’s a common misconception that if your skin is oily, it must be well-hydrated. However, that couldn’t be further from the truth. So if you have oily skin and choose to dry out your skin further, you’ll experience seriously dehydrated skin which lead to issues such as inflammation, premature ageing, and even breakouts. Your body then responds to dry skin by making more oil, which clogs pores and leads to even more pimples. It’s a vicious cycle, but you can prevent it! Moisturizers improve our skin’s hydration by adding water to it, which in turn, will eventually lead to less oily skin.

Eases Side Effects of Acne Medication

When our skin won’t cooperate and we’re forced to use more aggressive forms of acne treatments, such as retinoids or benzoyl peroxide, it becomes even more important to moisturize your skin because these products are designed to dry out your skin. Worse yet, these treatment options are also known to cause flakiness, peeling, and inflammation, so a daily moisturizer is your best defence against these uncomfortable side effects.

Oil-Free Moisturizers

There are plenty of moisturizers on the market today that are made for oily skin. These moisturizers are oil-free and non-comedogenic, which means they won’t clog your pores. These specially-designed products typically include ingredients like glycerin and hyaluronic acid. Be sure to review the ingredient list on your moisturizer to ensure you’re using one that is suited to your skin’s needs.

Dormer®211 offers a complete skincare line for all skin types, including an oil-free moisturizer. Visit our website today to learn more about our wide variety of products suited to specific skin types.



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Why Proper Skin Care Is Important for Young Adults

Let’s face it: being a teenager can be rough. On top of dealing with school and trying to keep up with friends and family, your body undergoes many sudden changes that can have you going to bed with clear skin and waking up with an acne breakout. But that doesn’t mean the situation is hopeless. Dormer211 is dedicated to helping teenagers all across North America learn to glow from the inside out and to love their skin!

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How to Protect Your Skin while Gardening

With summer only a month away, now is a good time to start preparing your garden if you haven't already. Be mindful that time spent gardening means you may be outdoors for a lengthy period and so precautions should be taken to ensure your skin is protected from the sun and unexpected skin irritants. Read on to see our top five picks for garden wear that will protect you from head to toe.
Wear sunscreen. Be sure to use a broad spectrum sunscreen that protects you from both UVA and UVB radiation from the sun. Our Dormer® 211 SPF30 Daily Protective Skin Moisturizer does just that while helping to reduce environmental skin damage that causes premature ageing and wrinkles.
Wear clothing that covers your arms and legs. Not only do you want to use sunscreen to protect you from the sun but you also want to cover up with enough clothing to protect your skin from parts of a plant or bugs that may injure your skin or cause an allergic skin reaction. Make sure your sleeves cover your wrists and your pants cover your ankles. Garden boots are also ideal compared to low cut shoes.
Wear insect repellent. Gardens are host to various insects and plants and insect bites or touching plants can cause minor to major skin reactions as mentioned above. Ticks, in particular, can jeopardize your health. Perform a thorough skin examination when you finish gardening to make sure no ticks are attached to your skin. Ticks that stay on the skin for more than 24 hours can lead to Lyme disease, a serious bacterial infection that can cause neurologic symptoms. You’ll also want to get a repellent that is separate from your sunscreen. It is recommended that you apply sunscreen every two hours but you’re not required to apply repellent as often.
Wear a hat. A wide-brimmed hat will be big enough to cover your head, face, ears and neck from the sun rather than a smaller hat like a visor or baseball cap.
Wear gloves. While your hands are at work weeding, digging and pruning, gloves can help to prevent many injuries caused by gardening. Pest control products, plant foods and fertilizers can cause rashes or burns and in some cases, life-threatening injuries. Read and follow all precautions on the labels of these products and wear gloves to prevent harmful occurrences.
The sun’s rays are at its most intense between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Stay in the shade when you can to reduce your exposure and remember to drink water to keep yourself hydrated. Happy gardening!

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Preparing Your Skin for Spring

It’s beginning to feel like spring again and our skin could use some rejuvenating after a cold and dry winter. Here are some tips you can try to make sure your skin care routine transitions smoothly from winter into spring.