Orders $50+ Ship Free | Orders $75+ Free Gift

Medically Reviewed by Dr. Eva Simmons-O’Brien

Dr. Eva Simmons O’Brien received her MD from Yale University and is a board-certified dermatologist. With over 30 years of experience, she has worked for hospitals, established her own private practice, and consulted for organizations such as the FDA. Today, Dr. Eva runs her own practice in addition to serving as our Chief Science Officer.

How Much Moisturizer Is Too Much?

How Much Moisturizer Is Too Much?

How Much Moisturizer Is Too Much?

 

by

Dudes aren’t known for their exceptional skincare habits, but if you’re at all woke to your skin’s 

need for proper routine and care, you’re definitely using a moisturizer. 

Moisturizers are an important, essential step of all skincare routines, and if you don’t have one, you need one. Every skin type deserves moisture, and we’ll explain why and tell you how to use them properly and how to make sure you don’t overdo it (not that you’d go HAM on anything at all, ever). 

What Is a Moisturizer?

It’s lotion, but so much more. Moisturizer goes on after you’ve cleaned your skin, and no, we don’t mean with a splash of water or the same bar soap you use on your ass. If you’re clueless about cleansers (and skincare in general), click here

After your cleanser, you’ll apply a moisturizer to:

  • Hydrate your skin
  • Alleviate dryness
  • Reduce irritation and blemishes
  • Reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and uneven skin tone and texture
  • Keep your skin feeling soft and smooth all-day

Moisturizers also can create a protective barrier on your skin, making it harder for your skin to lose moisture or dry out during the day. 

Do I Need A Moisturizer?

Short answer, yes. Long answer, still yes. 

You need a moisturizer, even if you feel like your skin is oily. In fact, we’d argue if your skin is oily, you need one even more. Here’s why.

Oily skin is often dehydrated. Dehydrated skin causes the sebaceous gland to produce more sebum (your skin’s natural oil). Sebum keeps your skin hydrated and protected. When your skin senses there isn’t enough moisture, it’ll make more sebum to compensate. 

More sebum usually means oilier skin. Oilier skin usually means you skip your moisturizer because you think you don’t need it. Bad move. You’re trapping yourself in a vicious skin cycle or perpetual greasiness. 

Moisturizers For All Skin Types

All skin types need moisturizers, here’s why.

  • Normal. For normal skin types, a moisturizer will serve as a means of keeping moisture locked in tight, preventing natural moisture loss, and helping treat skin concerns. Developing fine lines and wrinkles, grab a moisturizer with vitamin C to promote collagen production and plump them out. 
  • Dry. Dry skin practically begs for a moisturizer. If your skin is dry, forgoing moisturizer is like skipping water during your workout; it makes no sense, and it’s super uncomfortable. 
    Dry skin benefits from hydrating ingredients like vitamin E, which works like an emollient to soften and condition the skin. While we’re at it, make sure the cleanser you use isn’t harsh and leeching the hydration out of your dry skin. Disco’s face cleanser stick is made with coconut oil to cleanse the skin and keep it moisturized. 
  • Oily. Your skin needs a moisturizer for the same reasons above, but the type of moisturizer you choose matters. Stay away from chemical ingredients that can weigh skin down or cause irritation. 
    Look for natural ingredients that help balance your skin’s natural moisture levels. Throw in a deep cleansing mask a few times a week to clean out pores, eliminate excess oil, and keep your skin feeling more comfortable. 

You can moisturize your skin with a moisturizing lotion, but you can also start the process when you cleanse. Additional products, like scrubs and masks, can also help clarify your skin and help it feel better and look sexier. Let’s be honest; that’s the goal. 

How Much Is Too Much?

You’re probably not going to over-moisturize your skin. Those at the highest risk of using too much are guys with super dry skin, and even then, it can be difficult to overdo it if you’re using a quality moisturizing product. 

However, if you tend to go big or go home with everything you do, this one’s for you. There is a right way to apply your moisturizer, and learning how to do it with finesse can make a serious difference in your skin.

How To Apply Moisturizer

It’s easy, but not so easy you can’t mess it up. 

  1. Use a pea-sized amount of moisturizer (you can always go back and add more). 
  2. Using clean fingers, gently dot the moisturizer on your forehead, nose, cheeks, and chin. 
  3. Using gentle, upward motions, massage the moisturizer into your skin until it is well absorbed. 
  4. Let it dry before you put anything else on your face. 
  5. Go forth and be hydrated. 

Your moisturizer should absorb in a matter of seconds. If it doesn’t, you’re using too much. If you can’t spread it around to cover all areas of your face, you need a little more. 

How To Tell You’ve Used Too Much

You only need to use moisturizer twice a day. Even if your skin is dry, a good moisturizer will keep your skin hydrated long enough that one application in the morning and one in the evening will be all you need. 

If you’re concerned you’re using too much, you might notice the following signs:

  • Increased blemishes, especially blackheads. If you’re using too much moisturizer, you’ll probably start to notice an increase in the amount of blackheads and whiteheads you have. Blackheads especially love to live rent-free on your skin when it’s overly saturated with moisturizer. 
  • Your skin feels greasy. You just washed your face and added moisturizer, but even after a few minutes (more than enough time for it to absorb), your skin still feels greasy, heavy, or weighed down. 
  • You’re going through a bottle of moisturizer faster than a month. Generally speaking, the average moisturizer should last you at least a month, with two applications per day. If you’re flying through it, you could be using too much. 

Don’t worry. If you’re using too much, you can easily dial it back by applying it correctly and ensuring the moisturizer you use is high quality. We can help.

Let’s Disco

Disco is the skincare line made by a man for men. Our products are formulated to work perfectly with the pH balance of a man’s skin. Unlike products you find in the store, which are largely made for women, our products consider how different our skin is (after all, it makes hair). 

Disco’s moisturizers and cleansers are the solutions for keeping your skin hydrated and healthy. The best part, they’re virtually foolproof, so you don't have to worry about over or under-doing it. 

With Disco, you can have great skin without a lot of hassle. 

 

Sources:

Dry skin - Symptoms and causes | Mayo Clinic 

Skin Dehydration | Medlineplus.gov 

Sebaceous gland lipids | NCBI
Invigorating Body Wash
Rated 4.9 out of 5
Based on 23 reviews

2 Month Supply | Made in Made in USA Flag Icon

Smell good. Look good. Feel good. Kick off this magical self-confidence combination with a soothing hot shower. Formulated with all-natural ingredients like restorative Aloe and Papaya, soothing Horsetail, and anti-oxidant Chamomile, the Disco Body Wash will have you feeling so fresh and so clean (clean.)
----- Hydrating and refreshing spa-scented, luxurious body wash. It's time to upgrade from your middle school bar of soap.

Select your plan

  • $22.00
  • $39.60 save 10% most popular
  • $56.10 save 15%
30-Day Money Back | Ships Free Over $60 | 100% Secure Checkout
Natural Deodorant
Rated 4.9 out of 5
Based on 18 reviews

2 Month Supply | Made in Made in USA Flag Icon

Damn, you smell good. Reserve a spot on the bathroom shelf and gym bag for this aluminum-free, all-natural, highly-effective stank-fightin' deodorant—your skin and shirts will thank you. Best of all, it's aluminum-free and all-natural, with simple ingredients like odor-neutralizing Eucalyptus, antibacterial Tea Tree Oil, and moisturizing Aloe.

----- Aluminum-free deodorant that fights off BO and odor using a powerful trio of all-natural ingredients.

Select your plan

  • $14.00
  • $25.20 save 10% most popular
  • $35.70 save 15%
30-Day Money Back | Ships Free Over $60 | 100% Secure Checkout
Charcoal Face Cleanser Stick
Rated 5.0 out of 5
Based on 56 reviews

2 Month Supply | Made in Made in USA Flag Icon

Cleanse your face of the day’s muck with a powerful combination of moisturizing coconut oil, exfoliating Phytic Acid, and detoxifying charcoal. Simple is sexy: our unique Face Cleanser Stick cleans deep beneath the surface and nourishes your skin at the flick of the wrist.
----- Rids your face of dirt, toxins, and excess oil. Also makes for a great post-workout companion.

Select your plan

  • $20.00
  • $36.00 save 10% most popular
  • $51.00 save 15%
30-Day Money Back | Ships Free Over $60 | 100% Secure Checkout
Exfoliating Face Scrub
Rated 4.9 out of 5
Based on 17 reviews

2 Month Supply | Made in Made in USA Flag Icon

Feel the soothing blend of aloe, apricot, chamomile, and papaya on your face while you clean daily muck build-up. Detoxify your complexion and promote the growth of robust skin with this gentle anti-inflammatory exfoliant by sloughing away dead skin cells.
----- Exfoliates your face of dead skin cells and fights in grown hairs and razor burns.

Select your plan

  • $26.00
  • $46.80 save 10% most popular
  • $66.30 save 15%
30-Day Money Back | Ships Free Over $60 | 100% Secure Checkout
Hydrating Face Moisturizer
Rated 4.9 out of 5
Based on 30 reviews

2 Month Supply | Made in Made in USA Flag Icon

Skincare is selfcare. Hydrate and lock in moisture with nourishing Vitamin E. Brighten up your complexion with antioxidant-rich Vitamin C. Keep your youthful charm with wrinkle-fighting Macadamia Oil. Future you will thank you for using this lightweight anti-aging Face Moisturizer.
----- Hydrates your money maker and keeps you looking young later in life. Moisturizing is important, guys.

Select your plan

  • $28.00
  • $50.40 save 10% most popular
  • $71.40 save 15%
30-Day Money Back | Ships Free Over $60 | 100% Secure Checkout
Repairing Eye Stick
Rated 4.8 out of 5
Based on 209 reviews

2 Month Supply | Made in Made in USA Flag Icon

Bye-bye dark circles and puffy eye bags. If the eyes are the window to the soul, you gotta take care of your window frames. Use this powerhouse blend of depuffing caffeine, anti-oxidant brightening Pycnogenol, and anti-aging Niacinamide to combat fine lines, wrinkles, and crow's feet.
----- Our best-selling Repairing Eye Sticks fights dark circles and puffy under eye bags. We hear it also feels good to apply when you’re under the influence. Just a rumor though.

Select your plan

  • $36.00
  • $64.80 save 10% most popular
  • $91.80 save 15%
30-Day Money Back | Ships Free Over $60 | 100% Secure Checkout
Rejuvenating Face Mask
Rated 5.0 out of 5
Based on 17 reviews

2 Month Supply | Made in Made in USA Flag Icon

The verdict is in: skincare is sexy. The Disco Face Mask is the MVP for healthier skin and is carefully formulated with organic, earthy ingredients like restorative mineral-rich Bentonite Clay, detoxifying and impurity-busting Charcoal, and soothing Willow Bark Extract. Put your best face forward, one face mask at a time.
----- Powerful mixture of acne and inflammation fighting ingredients. Did we mention it's also incredibly relaxing? Treat yo self.

Select your plan

  • $38.00
  • $68.40 save 10% most popular
  • $96.90 save 15%
30-Day Money Back | Ships Free Over $60 | 100% Secure Checkout
Basics Kit
Rated 4.8 out of 5
Based on 10 reviews

2 Month Supply | Made in Made in USA Flag Icon

This Moisturizer-Face Cleanser Stick-Body Wash Deodorant cleansing kit is the formula for full-body wellness and a top-to-bottom clean. A balancing blend of essentials, this combo of must-haves keeps you cleansed, moisturized, refreshed, and smelling your best.

Select your plan

30-Day Money Back | Ships Free Over $60 | 100% Secure Checkout
Starter Kit
Rated 4.9 out of 5
Based on 30 reviews

2 Month Supply | Made in Made in USA Flag Icon

This mix of complexion-boosting must-haves is the foundation for a skincare routine that always reaches max potential. A Face Cleanser Stick-Face Scrub-Face Moisturizer combo cleanses, exfoliates, and moisturizes for your most well-rounded cleansing rituals to date.

Select your plan

30-Day Money Back | Ships Free Over $60 | 100% Secure Checkout
Anti-Aging Kit
Rated 4.8 out of 5
Based on 19 reviews

2 Month Supply | Made in Made in USA Flag Icon

This purifying and illuminating Anti-Aging Kit enhances your skincare routine with a boost of brightening essentials. Specially formulated to exfoliate and fight wrinkles, the Face Mask-Eye Stick combo is the natural, paraben-free answer to better brighter, younger-looking skin.

Select your plan

30-Day Money Back | Ships Free Over $60 | 100% Secure Checkout
Regimen Kit
Rated 4.9 out of 5
Based on 28 reviews

2 Month Supply | Made in Made in USA Flag Icon

This full-fledged Regimen Kit is the complete picture: a Face Cleanser Stick-Face Scrub-Face Mask-Face Moisturizer-Eye Stick mix made to up the ante on your skincare rituals. Discover a deeper clean with toxin-fighting exfoliation, complexion-purifying masking, and moisture-rich eye and complexion rejuvenation.

Select your plan

30-Day Money Back | Ships Free Over $60 | 100% Secure Checkout
Body Kit
Rated 4.9 out of 5
Based on 9 reviews

2 Month Supply | Made in Made in USA Flag Icon

This Body Kit is just what you need to feel--and smell--your most clean. Unlock your full-body refresh with the all-natural, paraben-free Body Wash-Deodorant combo that takes cleansing and purifying to another level of fresh.

Select your plan

30-Day Money Back | Ships Free Over $60 | 100% Secure Checkout
Body Wash Quad Bundle
Rated 5.0 out of 5
Based on 1 review

2 Month Supply | Made in Made in USA Flag Icon

Smell good. Look good. Feel good. Kick off this magical self-confidence combination with a soothing hot shower. Formulated with all-natural ingredients like restorative Aloe and Papaya, soothing Horsetail, and anti-oxidant Chamomile, the Disco Body Wash will have you feeling so fresh and so clean (clean.)
----- Hydrating and refreshing spa-scented, luxurious body wash. It's time to upgrade from your middle school bar of soap.
$66.00
  • $66.00
  • $118.80 save 10% most popular
  • $168.30 save 15%
30-Day Money Back | Ships Free Over $60 | 100% Secure Checkout
Anti-Fatigue Kit

2 Month Supply | Made in Made in USA Flag Icon

Fight off fatigue acne/scars, and the harmful effects of sun exposure with the fortifying and brightening Anti-Fatigue Kit. Designed to protect and purify, the Eye Stick and Sun Block duo will brighten dull-looking under eyes and protect with moisturizing SPF. The Rejuvenating Face Mask will cover the rest by detoxifying pores and purifying the skin.

Select your plan

30-Day Money Back | Ships Free Over $60 | 100% Secure Checkout

Recent Articles

What Does Vitamin E Do for Your Skin?

Vitamin E is an essential vitamin for our bodies, but what does it do for your skin? Learn what it does and how to use it.

What Does Coconut Oil Do for Your Skin?

Curious about what coconut oil can actually do for your skin? Find out why you should be using it to help get sexier, smoother skin instantly.

Something went wrong, please contact us!

Your Cart

Spend $50
$75
$100
Free
Shipping
Free
Body Wash Mini
Free
Toiletry Bag
Subtotal: