How Often Should You Moisturize Your Face

How Often Should You Moisturize Your Face

Protecting your skin is beauty 101. If your skin is healthy, you’ll look and FEEL amazing. And, what’s one of the most important aspects of your skincare routine? Moisturizer. 

When your skin is moisturized, you have the perfect canvas for makeup and other skincare products that’ll make you feel confident and totally empowered! But, moisturizing your skin isn’t as simple as throwing on some lotion once in a while. You need a strategy. 

Skincare is super important, so it deserves our attention and focus. You need the right products, the right routine, and the right mindset to take your skin from dull to downright DAZZLING. 

Of course, you can find all the best, must-have skincare tools and products at The Skinny Confidential shop. But, that doesn’t help with the question: How often should you moisturize your face? So, that’s what we’re getting into today! 

Here’s the DL on applying moisturizer to your face:

How Often Should You Moisturize Your Face

How Often Should You Moisturize Your Face?

You should be moisturizing your face at least twice a day moisturizer in the morning and moisturizer at night. However, listen to your skin! It could vary based on your skin type. 

If you have super dry skin, moisturizing more often might be a good idea. And, if your skin is crazy oily, you might get away with just moisturizing during your nighttime skincare routine.

Just make sure you apply moisturizer effectively if you really want it to work for you. Your skincare routine should start with cleanser, then move to toner, then do your face oil, and THEN it’s time for moisturizer. (And, don’t forget your sunscreen.) Doing it in this order will make sure you actually get the full benefit of the product! 

Want to make it even MORE useful??? Get a silk pillowcase. Seriously, it’s game-changing! It doesn’t absorb your products or moisture from your skin, so it all gets to soak into your skin. That means you wake up with AMAZING hair and skin.  

importance of moisturizer in face

Importance of Moisturizer on Face

Moisturizing is SO important. It’s not just about that smooth, luxurious skin feeling. 

First of all, without hydration, your skin will always look dull and none of your makeup will apply correctly. However, moisturization will keep your skin plump, smooth, and youthful! Fine lines, wrinkles, redness, and more can be totally fixed with some good moisturizer! 

Also, if you struggle a lot with breakouts and oily skin, moisturization is key! If your body senses that your skin is dry, it’ll be like “Hello? We’re too dry here!” and it’ll produce a lot more oil. That oil can clog your pores and cause acne. So, do the moisturizing yourself and tell the sebaceous glands to take a break. 

Finally, moisturizing actually keeps you and your skin healthy. Don’t forget middle school science class where you learn the skin is the largest organ in the body. It’s responsible for keeping environmental toxins and gross bacteria from entering and making us sick. So, healthy skin = a healthy you. 

moisturizer for different skin types

Moisturizer for Different Skin Types

Sensitive Skin: Aveeno Calm + Restore Daily Moisturizer with SPF 30

Aveeno is always a good brand for sensitive skin. That’s their whole focus! Aveeno uses oatmeal to nourish and protect the skin. And, a lot of their products are free of common allergens, fragrances, parabens, phthalates, and alcohol that could cause irritation. This lightweight daily moisturizer checks all those boxes! 

What’s better? It has added sun protection built in! The mineral sunscreen inside the moisturizer is SPF 30, which means this skincare product is a 2-for-1. You should be wearing sunscreen ALL THE TIME and this makes it way easier. It’s a favorite!

Here’s more on how often you should apply sunscreen!

Sensitive Skin: La Roche-Posay Toleriane Double Repair Face Moisturizer SPF 30 

Here’s another good one for sensitive skin! This moisturizer does a lot of work to keep your skin hydrated. It includes natural antioxidants, lipids, and vitamins to soothe our skin, moisturize it, and lock in hydration. 

This moisturizer is good for sensitive skin because it's free of common allergens, fragrances, and oil. You can also multitask with this moisturizer since it includes sunscreen! It’s a mineral sunscreen that creates a barrier on your skin without having it soak in potentially irritating chemicals. That’s what makes it awesome for sensitive skin! 

Dry Skin: Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Pore Daily Moisturizer 

We LOVE Dr. Dennis Gross’s skincare line especially if you have high-maintenance skin. If you struggle with skin dryness, this daily moisturizer is a MUST. 

This moisturizer is a great oil-free option that hydrates your skin and strengthens the moisture barrier to keep it that way! His products also include Alpha Beta Acids that encourage cell turnover to help with fine lines and wrinkles, too. 

If you’re serious about protecting your skin and keeping it hydrated, Dewey, and GORGEOUS get Dr. Gross’ Alpha Beta Daily Moisturizer! 

Dry Skin: Epicuren Discovery Colostrum Luminous Glow Cream

This moisturizer is FULL of ingredients to turn dry skin into divine skin! All-natural colostrum, alow, and citrus peel oil all help totally transform dull skin. You’ll also love how gentle the cream feels on your face when you apply it! No irritation here! 

This glow cream can definitely make your skin radiant AF, but it doesn’t include sunscreen. So, don’t let the sunshine ruin your shine, and make sure you apply SPF after you apply your moisturizer. 

Oily Skin: La Roche-Posay TURHAN EFFACLAR MAT Anti-Shine Moisturizer

Okay, what if your skin is TOO oily and moist? You still need moisturizer! Remember, if your skin isn’t hydrated enough, it’ll produce more oil to compensate, so definitely keep a moisturizer in your routine to see improvements in oil production. 

You’ll see the word “mat” on this moisturizer, and that’s because it’s all about oil control! The moisturizer has hydrating, nourishing ingredients, but it also has ingredients like perlite and powders. These are what absorb excess oil and reduce that shine while still keeping you perfectly moisturized! 

Oily Skin: Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel

Here’s one more for oily skin! It’s lightweight and non-greasy and uses ingredients that hydrate without contributing to oil production. The gel helps absorb quickly and leave a matte finish if you’re concerned about shine!  

Neither one of these moisturizers has SPF Included, so make sure you add sunscreen to your routine! A mineral, zinc-oxide sunscreen will help even more with shine control! 

Combination Skin: Neutrogena Hydro Boost Face Moisturizer with SPF 25

Having combination skin can be super frustrating. You don’t want two moisturizers, but it feels like different areas of your face need different things. However, getting your skin properly hydrated with moisturizer should help balance your oil production and give you an even, nourished skin texture in no time! 

We like this gel moisturizer with added SPF for combination skin! It nourishes, moisturizes, and protects your skin all day long. It’s lightweight, won’t clog your pores, and won’t make you greasy. You’ll love this one! 

Combination Skin: Dr Dennis Gross Vitamin C Lactic Radiant Moisturizer 

For our last recommendation, we’ve got Dr. Dennis Gross’s Radiant Moisturizer! It includes the skincare super ingredient, vitamin C! It’s been proven to help with everything from protecting your skin from toxins to improving your skin’s elasticity. This advanced ingredient is perfect for combination skin!

You’ll also love that this moisturizer does double-duty as a serum. That’s one less skincare product you need in your caboodle! Plus, this one does an amazing job moisturizing and preventing water loss without clogging your pores or making you look greasy! 

Moisturize your face twice a day! 

Your skincare routine is essential to your health, beauty, and confidence! It’s important to do it right. For the best moisturizing benefits, moisturize twice a day and in the right order. Once you cleanse your skin and tone it, it’s time for moisturizing with face oil and moisturizer! 

If your skincare routine includes one of these high-quality moisturizers and the ICE QUEEN FACE OIL. It gives your skin a boost of nourishment before you apply your moisturizer and the ICE QUEEN FACE OIL is the best of the best! 

Want to make your moisturizing process even MORE beneficial? Apply your face oil with the HOT MESS ICE ROLLER. It’ll make your moisturizer and every other product you use apply way better! Here’s more on when to ice roll in your skincare routine!

Okay, okay, we know it may seem like your routine is getting a little complex at this point. But, really you just need some organization! The HOT MINUTE PLANNER can help you track all your daily to-dos, including your beauty goals! There’s a special spot to help you track all your skincare routines!

Obviously, The Skinny Confidential Shop has tons of products and resources to help you level up your skincare and make you look and feel amazing!