Moisturize every single day
Maintaining healthy skin requires consistency. Create a daily skincare routine and stick to it, making sure that moisturizing is a top priority. Elizabeth Tanzi, MD, director of Capital Laser and Skin Care in Chevy Chase, Maryland, suggests moisturizing at night, every single night, just after washing. In cooler months, you’ll want to use rich moisturizers to combat the dryness from cold wind and drying indoor heat; in warmer months, you’ll want to use lighter formulas, or even switch to serums. Check out the skincare secrets of women with touchably soft skin.
Moisturize immediately after cleansing
“Don’t wait too long after washing to apply moisturizer,” Dr. Tanzi advises, because you want to seal in the moisture and keep your skin hyrdated and soft. Whether you have just washed your face or stepped out the shower, apply your moisturizer while your skin is still damp. If you’re also using essences or serums, apply those first. And don’t forget sunscreen as the final step! (Avoid the sunscreen mistakes that make dermatologists cringe.)