skin care essentials 12 Moisturizer Hacks To Optimize Your Skin Care Routine

Use your favorite moisturizer to rev up your routine.

May 25, 2022
Moisturizer Hacks To Add To Your Routine

We’ve extolled the virtues of daily moisturizing plenty of times, so it’s safe to say that you’re probably a pro when it comes to using a moisturizer in your skin care routine. But even though you’ve got the basics down pat, you might be wondering if you’re using your moisturizer to its fullest potential. 

While you know that applying moisturizer morning and night is an essential step in your beauty regimen, there are quite a few easy tips you should keep in mind to help maximize your moisturizer’s benefits. From how you apply it to other products you can mix it with, we have a feeling the following 12 moisturizer hacks are about to find a regular place in your skin care regimen. 

1. Apply It to Damp Skin

It’s not enough to put your moisturizer on post-cleansing — it’s about how you do it too. After washing your face, don’t towel-dry. Instead, apply your moisturizer to damp skin, which can help lock in hydration. 

You should also use the same technique when it comes to your body. Once you hop out of the shower, resist the urge to wrap yourself in a towel for a minute or two longer and apply body lotion while you’re still damp. Pay particular attention to areas like your knees, elbows and feet, which tend to get drier and rougher than the skin on the rest of your body.

2. Try a Water-Based Formula

When it comes to using moisturizer, finding the right formula for your skin type is key. After all, those with oily skin have different needs than those with dry skin. If you’re in the market for a new skin hydrator, it may be time to take a water-based moisturizer for a test drive. They’re popular right now — and for good reason. They tend to have a lightweight feel  while providing long-lasting hydration. 

Try the L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Triple Power Day Lotion SPF 30, which contains hyaluronic acid and vitamin C to brighten and nourish the skin. 

3. Add in a Little Highlighter

When it comes to your skin, getting a pretty-looking glow is always the goal. One way to help achieve that is by mixing a few drops (a little goes a long way) of highlighter with your face lotion. Try the L’Oréal Paris True Match Lumi Glotion Natural Glow Enhancer, which can be mixed with moisturizer or used on its own under makeup for a sun-kissed glow.