To be honest, no one needs a crash course on mastering the most basic step in your skincare routine. We are talking about moisturiser! Moisturising is as simple as it can get. Pick one that suits your skin type and moisturise your face and body twice a day without fail. That’s it!

Even though moisturising is pretty basic, you’ll be surprised to know that a few clever tips can help you make the most of this miracle product. Here are 5 basic moisturising tips we bet no one told you about.

 

Tip #01: Don’t replace moisturiser with a facial oil

Tip #01: Don’t replace moisturiser with a facial oil

Moisturisers and facial oils work differently. Replacing your moisturiser with a facial oil is not a good idea. Facial oils don’t penetrate the deeper layers of your skin but in fact, treat the skin on a surface level. Whereas, moisturisers are packed with humectant ingredients that add moisture to the skin and prevent loss of water.

What you can instead do is follow up your moisturiser with a facial oil for added benefits.

 

Tip #02: Do a patch test

Tip #02: Do a patch test

Patch tests are not limited to foundations. Your moisturisers too need to be tested on a small patch, preferably on the skin on your inner arm. The skin on your inner arm is thin and will instantly tell you if the moisturiser is safe to use on your facial skin or not. You don’t want allergic reactions or clogged pores on your face, do you?

 

Tip #03: Use a moisturiser with SPF

Tip #03: Use a moisturiser with SPF

We cannot stress enough on the importance of using sunscreen all throughout the year. Whether it is sunny, gloomy or cold outside, you need to slather enough sunscreen so as to avoid premature signs of ageing and more severe conditions such as skin cancer.

While it is important to follow up a moisturiser with sunscreen, it is ideal to use a moisturiser with SPF. The more sun protection, the better it is for the health of your skin. The Simple Kind To Skin Protecting Light Moisturiser SPF 15 can be your best bet.

 

Tip #04: Use a different moisturiser for your night-time routine

Tip #04: Use a different moisturiser for your night-time routine

While your day moisturiser will do no harm if you use it in the night, it is always good to include products infused with skin-repair agents such as peptides and retinol in your night-time skincare routine. We suggest you get your hands on the Lakmé Youth Infinity Skin Sculpting Night Crème which helps improve skin elasticity, tightens the skin, instantly brightens your skin tone and promises to regenerate your skin in the night.

 

Tip #05: Include other skincare products with hydrating ingredients

Tip #05: Include other skincare products with hydrating ingredients

Do not ever underestimate the moisturising powers of your other skincare products. Apart from moisturiser, there are other products too which have hydrating ingredients, and which add to the moisture levels in your skin. For example, serums and face mists.

Serums are infused with skin-loving ingredients such as hyaluronic acid, glycerin and squalene oil which provide an extra boost of hydration to the skin. Face mists, on the other hand, leave your skin feeling fresh and rejuvenated.