Should I Use A Face Moisturizer

Posted by Karissa Montania on

When it comes to skincare routines, it’s no surprise beauty lovers everywhere ask common questions such as how to properly apply eye cream and what the best lip treatment is for dry lips. Apart from eye creams and lip balms, there’s another skincare product that people want to learn more about: moisturizers. If you ask us, moisturizers (along with a gentle cleanser and SPF) is a product that is a must-have in anyone’s daily skincare routine. If you’ve been wondering if you should use a facial moisturizer, keep reading to learn about the benefits of moisturizing your face! We’ve also included a few tips on how to apply moisturizer on your face to achieve dewy, hydrated skin! 

Why Is It Important To Moisturize? 

Before we get into the benefits of facial moisturizers, we thought we’d answer another frequently asked question: What exactly do moisturizers do? Unsurprisingly, moisturizers help hydrate our skin! Face moisturizers, in particular, work to restore your skin’s moisture barrier and help prevent environmental damage to your skin. It’s important to use a face moisturizer as the skin on your face is thinner and is more prone to redness and irritation. The best news about facial moisturizers? You can use them on all skin types! Whether you have sensitive, normal, dry, oily, or combination skin, you can benefit from including a facial moisturizer in your skincare regimen. 

What Are The Benefits Of Moisturizers? 

So, what are the benefits of facial moisturizers? Other than working to keep your skin hydrated, moisturizers help prevent dull skin, increase skin elasticity, and lock in moisture. One of our favorite Hanalei products, the Makai Marine Hawaiian Face Moisturizer, features island ingredients such as kukui nut oil and coffee berry fruit extract to help you reap all of the mentioned benefits! The Makai Marine is a lightweight moisturizer that is perfect for your daily skincare routines thanks to its gel-cream formula that improves skin firmness and replenishes moisture. The Makai Marine moisturizer is also infused with revitalizing marine proteins to help reduce the appearance of redness and skin imperfections! 

How Often Should I Apply Moisturizer?

Just like SPF, you should be applying moisturizer on your face every day. We recommend applying a facial moisturizer once in the morning and once right before bed. Bonus tip: Try to avoid over-moisturizing your face and stick to twice daily to ensure you aren’t drying out your skin. On top of a face moisturizer, you can also add an eye cream to your skincare routine since the skin around your eyes is thinner than the skin on the rest of your face. Our Kona Peptide Hawaiian Eye Cream helps to fully hydrate and smooth fine lines. 

How Do I Apply Moisturizer? 

We get that it can be confusing when you’re trying to figure out exactly how to apply moisturizer. Which is why we’re here to break it down for you! In the morning, we recommend moisturizing your face after using a cleanser and toner and before applying your sunscreen. Tip: We also suggest applying moisturizer on your face before applying makeup to create a dewy base. As for nighttime? Apply your moisturizer after cleansing, toning, and exfoliating your skin. Don’t forget to apply facial moisturizer on damp skin to help your skin absorb the product! 

About the author:

Karissa Montania is currently based in Hawaii, where she spends her time with her family and animals. In her free time, she's playing tennis, eating at new ramen restaurants, and watching kdramas. 

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