Can Giving Up Moisturizer Save Your Skin?

Faith Xue

Cleanse, tone, moisturize—it’s the classic skincare ritual we’ve all memorized by heart, even if we don’t necessarily follow it precisely. Like knowing everything tastes better when it’s in a bowl or that Clueless: The Musical will one day be a glorious reality, this three-step routine is one of the world’s simplest truths—which is why we were shocked by a recent revelation. Dr. Zein Obagi, dermatologist to celebs like Jennifer Aniston and Lucy Hale, doesn’t believe in moisturizer—yes, you read that correctly. In fact, he thinks using moisturizer can actually be detrimental to your skin. Shocked? Flabbergasted? Intrigued? Keep scrolling to find out his reasoning.

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