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How to Moisturize From Your Face to Your Toes

May 08, 2020

Let’s be real: Dry skin (not to mention dry hair) can sometimes feel uncomfortable. That’s why moisturizing should play a role in your hair and skin care routines. Below, we share how to apply moisturizer—and other moisturizing products—all the way from your head down to your toes!


When you think about moisturizing, your first thought is probably of face creams and lotions (we’ll get to those soon!), but don’t neglect your hair. Look for a system of hair care products that can help address your hair’s hydration needs. Try the L’Oréal Paris EverPure Moisture Shampoo and  L’Oréal Paris EverPure Moisture Conditioner. If you notice your strands are in need of some extra TLC, swap your conditioner for a daily deep conditioner, like the L’Oréal Paris Elvive Extraordinary Oil Rapid Reviver Deep Conditioner.


Your hair isn’t the only place on your head that needs hydration! Yup, your scalp needs some TLC, too. Beyond seeking out scalp moisturizers for that extra dose of nourishment, using the right hair care products, like a moisturizing shampoo and conditioner and hydrating hair treatments can also benefit your scalp.   


OK, now it’s time to talk about facial moisturizers. Told you we’d get to them soon! Moisturizing should be a non-negotiable part of any skin care routine. Yep, that means whether you have dry, oily, or normal skin, you need to know how to moisturize your face. Obviously, dry skin can benefit from being moisturized—but did you know that oily skin can as well? It’s all about finding a moisturizer that’s formulated for your skin type. 

The L’Oréal Paris Hydra Genius Daily Liquid Care moisturizers come in three formulas depending on your skin type, and each is formulated with aloe vera water and hyaluronic acid to help provide long-lasting hydration. The L’Oréal Paris Hydra Genius Daily Liquid Care - Normal/Dry Skin envelops skin with moisture and helps improve skin’s radiance, the L’Oréal Paris Hydra Genius Daily Liquid Care - Normal/Oily Skin helps reduce the look of excess shine with a matte finish, and the L’Oréal Paris Hydra Genius Daily Liquid Care - Extra Dry Skin envelops skin with moisture, providing comfort. Smooth your moisturizer of choice over your face and neck after cleansing. Make sure to apply it to damp skin, as this can help lock in hydration. (For more helpful hints like that one, read Your Ultimate Guide to Skin Hydration!)


The delicate skin around your eyes is one of the first places that can show visible signs of aging. Plus, as you age, your skin loses moisture, meaning the area around your eyes can start to look dry. What can you do? Use an ultra-hydrating eye cream! Dot the cream under your eyes and under your eyebrows before blending out with the pad of your finger. 

For mature skin, try the L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Hydra Nutrition Manuka Honey Eye Gel. This rich, luxurious gel intensely moisturizes the skin around your eyes. Formulated with manuka honey and nurturing oils, the formula helps to provide long-lasting hydration and comfort. If you haven’t started to see signs of aging around your eyes but want to moisturize that area anyway, try the L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Triple Power™ Eye Treatment. Formulated with hyaluronic acid, caffeine, and Pro-Xylane, this luxurious, lightweight eye cream can help reduce the appearance of under-eye bags, dark circles, and wrinkles with continued use over time. 


If you’ve ever dealt with parched lips before (and honestly, who hasn’t), you know that keeping your pout moisturized is key. After all, flaking lips are no fun! So, smooth on a nourishing lip balm or conditioner morning and night. In addition to using the right lip hydrator, pick out lipsticks and glosses that won’t dry out your lips. 

Editor’s tip: Before moisturizing your lips, use a sugar scrub to exfoliate. Try the L’Oréal Paris Pure-Sugar Nourish & Soften Cocoa Scrub, which is safe to use on your face and lips.


You probably have a pretty good handle on how to apply moisturizer on your body, but what you might not know is that moisturizing the skin below your chin starts in the shower. Instead of grabbing a bar soap to rinse impurities from the surface of your skin, reach for a nourishing body wash. Then, after your shower—while your skin is still wet—smooth on a body lotion to help lock in hydration. Keep your shower stocked with lotion so that it’s always easily accessible once you’re done cleansing.


When we’re talking head to toe moisture, we can’t leave out the extremities. Hands and feet can often end up feeling dry because, let’s face it, we put them through a lot. You wash your hands regularly to help keep germs away, and you’re on your feet all day. To keep them moisturized, look for lotions and creams specifically designed for these areas and apply them whenever needed. To help manage dry hands, you can also slather on the L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Age Perfect Hydra Nutrition Manuka Honey All Over Balm - Face, Neck, Chest and Hands whenever you feel your skin could use a hydration boost. For a sweet treat for your feet, apply a foot cream before bed, then put socks on to help lock in the hydration while you sleep. 

Now that you’re in the know about how to apply moisturizer from head to toe, learn How to Cleanse Your Skin from Head to Toe.

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