In the depths of winter, most of us have some struggles with dry skin. Perhaps you have a favorite, trust moisturizer that rarely lets you down. But now—with the combination of indoor heating and the wet and cold outside—your skin is not looking its best. Enter, double moisturizing. It’s as simple as it sounds and has a range of benefits for your skin. Check out these tips on how to do it, and why it makes the difference.
Just as you might treat your hair to a serum after you’ve conditioned it, sometimes our skin needs a little something extra. If you’re giving double moisturizing a try, it’s a good idea to start with one lightweight moisturizer as well as a heavier, thicker cream—unless your skin is seriously dry, layering up two thick moisturizers can be a recipe for breakouts and uneven textured skin. Start with the lighter serum, allow it to sink in, and then massage in the heavier cream using your fingertips and small, circular motions.
Consider a Facial Oil
Those with oily skin may be rolling their eyes at this suggestion, but some facial oils can actually improve the look and texture of oily skin. Layering a nourishing oil over your nighttime moisturizer can be a great way to lock in hydration and impart a gorgeous healthy glow. Popular natural options include almond, rosehip, and avocado oil.
Even in winter, it’s important to wear an SPF. Ideally, both of your moisturizers will contain some form of sun protection, but if it’s only going to be in one, make it the thicker, heavier cream that is going over your serum. As long as you leave the serum plenty of time to sink in, the SPF in your moisturizer will remain just as effective.