A good moisturizer is an essential part of every skin care system, even if you have an oily or acne-prone complexion. The right moisturizer, specifically formulated for your skin type, will provide vital nutrients to help repair and protect against daytime damage.
Moisturizers should always be applied after skin has been washed and is still slightly damp, to help seal in hydration. This protective layer not only plumps skin to make it look and feel softer and smoother, it also prevents moisture loss throughout the day.
Cleanse. Moisturizer should always be applied to a clean face. Wash your face with a gentle cleanser, pat dry with a clean towel and apply toner. A good toner will prepare your skin to absorb the maximum nutrients and hydration from your moisturizer.
Apply. Begin with the center of your face, and use your fingers to dab the product on your skin and gently sweep up and out toward the edge of your face. Don't forget your neck. Use gentle, upward strokes.
Protect. Wait a few minutes before applying sunscreen or makeup to give your moisturizer a chance to soak into the skin.