For years, many women have lived peacefully with the notion that one moisturizer will do the trick in keeping our skin supple and hydrated. Unfortunately, this is not always true. Our skin goes through so many changes and is at the mercy of uncontrollable elements (age, weather, hormones) that can compromise our moisture levels. The moral of the story? Sometimes you have to double up. Not sure when you should and/or how to go about it? Check out these tips.

There’s a time and a place for layering moisturizers. If you have mature skin or naturally dry skin that can’t seem to retain moisture you could be a candidate for double moisturizing. Your skin would benefit from an extra dose of hydration and doubling up will ensure your moisture will last all day (and night).

Mature skin could also benefit from a little extra moisture as, over time, it becomes much harder to keep skin moisturized. Give your mug a little extra anti-aging love and promote elasticity and collagen production by applying not one, but two targeted creams.

Dry, windy weather can also call for double moisturizing. Fight the cold-weather effects on your skin by adding an extra dose of hydration. Trick your skin into thinking it’s summer by keeping it supple and soft.

If you’re going to enter into a life of layering, take note of these application tips:

  • Be sure your skin has been thoroughly cleansed and toner and serums have been applied prior to reaching for the moisturizers.
  • The first moisturizer should be a lightweight emollient that absorbs quickly.
  • The second layer should be your regular, daily moisturizer that specifically targets your skin’s needs. At night, your second layer can be a restorative night cream that will rejuvenate your skin as you catch some sleep.


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