We all know that moisturizing daily is a girl’s best friend to a perfectly hydrated skin. We use it day and night and it’s the most essential part of our skincare routine and of our skincare products. Most of us don’t even travel outside without a moisturizer. However, despite using a moisturizer every day, most of us fail to use it to its full potential. Factors like how you apply your moisturizer to which moisturizer you use can affect your moisturizers benefits. Below you will find the top 13 moisturizer hacks that you can add to your skincare routine.
- Damp skin
Applying moisturizer to damp skin can lock in hydration. So next time you get out of the shower, resist towel drying before you moisturize. It might seem weird but it’s worth giving a shot!
- Water-based moisturizer
Water-based moisturizers are all the hype nowadays. Even though the needs of the skin vary from type to type, oily skin needs will be very different from those of dry skin. But trying different formulas can be very beneficial when wanting to try something new. Try using the imported Emerita – a personal moisturizer that contains Aloe and Vitamin E.
- Mixing highlighter
Adding a little highlighter to your moisturizer can give a beautiful natural glow. You can vary the amount of highlighter depending upon your preference and give your skin a pretty looking glow! A drop of NARS Illuminator, Copacabana mixed with your moisturizer will give a dewy finish.
- Mix it with your liquid foundation
One of the biggest goals of applying makeup is making it look natural. You can mix your liquid foundation with a moisturizer which will give your face coverage and will give the no makeup look at the same time.
Give yourself a natural looking tan by mixing a self-tanner in your moisturizer.
- Try using a facial oil before using a moisturizer
Using facial oil on your face before a moisturizer can really hydrate your skin well, especially if you have dry skin. All you need are 4-5 drops of facial oil and your skin will look hydrated and fresh! Aura Cacia – facial oil will smooth your skin after cleaning and give your skin a beautiful glow.
- Moisturizers with SPF
Always use moisturizers that contain SPF so you are always protected from the sun. many of us forget to wear sunscreen and end up with sunburns. Using a moisturizer that contains SPF can always keep us protected especially when exposed to the sun for an extended period of time.
- Don’t limit it to the face
Most of us limit moisturizing to the face. Our neck and chest require as much attention as our face. So next time you are moisturizing always move past your jawline and hydrate your neck and chest. There are also moisturizers available that target specific areas like neck etc.
- Exfoliation is the key
Your moisturizer will work better if you exfoliate. Exfoliation is important for removing dead cells and dirt that accumulate on top of your skin. So if you haven’t exfoliated, your moisturizer will not work to its full potential because of the dead cells layer sitting on top.
- Eye cream
Did you know that the skin around your eyes is thinner than the rest of your face? This is exactly why you need to be using a separate eye cream to hydrate that area of your face.
Suggested product: Bare mineral Renew and Hydrate Eye Cream
- Change your skin care routine based on the season
Have you noticed that our skin tends to get drier in winters and oilier in summers? This is one of the main reasons why our skin care routine should also change according to the season. Your skin might require some extra attention during the winters, or a lightweight lotion in the summers.
- Lips Balm
Lips should be hydrated throughout the day so always keep a lip balm in your bag. If you want that perfect pout, make sure that your lips aren’t dried and you are hydrating them daily.
- Give extra care to your feet overnight
Our feet need the most attention when it comes to moisturizing. If you want to give that extra hydration to your feet, put on some foot cream and wear your socks before going to sleep, you will definitely wake up with soft beautiful feet.