Can Giving Up Moisturiser Save Your Skin?

Faith Xue

Cleanse, tone, moisturise—it’s the classic skincare ritual we’ve all memorised 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 moisturiser—yes, you read that correctly. In fact, he thinks using moisturiser can actually be detrimental to your skin. Shocked? Flabbergasted? Intrigued? Keep scrolling to find out his reasoning.

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