Is your moisturiser drying out your skin? It sounds crazy but experts now believe skin lotions can do more harm than good.

Even if your beauty regime is slapdash, the one thing you probably can’t live without is moisturiser. As a nation, we buy more moisturiser than any other skincare product.

Research firm Mintel found it accounts for 59 per cent of women’s facial skincare sales, and we spend £549 million a year on the stuff.

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