Okay, so you’re learning skincare, but how often should you use moisturizer?
Generally, speaking best practice to keep your skin healthy would be for you to apply moisturizer twice a day, morning and night.
However, depending on your skin type and personal moisture levels, you may need to moisturize more or less than other people.
In this post, I’ll cover:
- Why you should moisturize
- How to moisturize your face
- How much moisturizer to use
Why should you moisturize?
Moisturizing in your beauty routine helps maintain your skin’s natural barrier. In fact, studies show that moisturizing is great for your skin health in the long run!
A good body or face moisturizer is formulated with ingredients to help your skin bind to moisture in the form of water molecules. They’re also formulated with fats to help your skin retain water and prevent against wrinkles.
Some popular moisturizing ingredients to keep your skin hydrated and prevent moisture loss include:
- Aloe vera
- Hyaluronic acid
- Shea butter
- Vitamin E
Some good ingredients to keep your skin hydrated include aloe vera and hyaluronic acid!
How often should you moisturize your skin?
To maintain your skin’s protective barrier, your skincare routine should include moisturizing one to two times a day.
This helps protect your natural moisture levels and brighten your skin to promote a natural glow.
You should also make sure to moisturize after using active ingredients.
How often should I moisturize my face?
You should use a daily moisturizer in your skincare routine.
Preferably, you would incorporate moisturizing into your skincare regimen twice a day. However, if you can only do it once, that’s also okay.
How many times a day should you moisturize?
Moisturizing your body is as important as moisturizing your face. However, the skin on the rest of your body is thicker than your face, so you might not have to do it as often to have healthy skin.
How often should you moisturize dry skin?
Dry skin types tend to benefit from more frequent moisturizing.
You can start with once a day. However, if you notice that you have dull skin, try applying moisturizer twice. This will help keep your skin plump as long as you don’t get clogged pores.
Oily Skin Types
Oily skin types will benefit from lots of hydration, like the Neutrogena Hydro Boost line.
Dry Skin Type
A dry skin type will benefit from a thicker cream like First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream.
Mature Skin Type
Mature skin types will benefit from moisturizers with retinol.
Sensitive Skin Type
Sensitive skin will benefit moisturizers with green tea.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are some good moisturizing tips?
Moisturizing is the best way to get smoother skin, so I always have plenty of moisturizing tips.
Try moisturizing on damp skin to help lock in moisture and prevent dryness. Also, try to shower in warm water instead of hot water to avoid drying out your skin.
If you dry out your skin too much, you may end up with a disrupted skin barrier and irritation.
What can I use besides moisturizer?
If you have particularly oily or blemish prone skin type, the right moisturizer for you may be just a hydrating toner.
However, normal skin and dry skin types will benefit from the soothing moisture that a cream can provide to maintain your protective barrier.
What’s the difference between lotion and moisturizer?
Okay, so lotions vs. moisturizers!
All lotions are moisturizers, but not all moisturizers are lotions. Lotions tend to be lighter.
Other types of moisturizers include face cream and sunscreen.
Do you have any lip balm recommendations?
Check out Ultra Repair Lip Therapy.