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"The best time to keep your skin hydrated is after you get out of the shower or right after you wash your face," says Imahiyerobo-Ip. "Pat your skin gently and apply moisturizer to slightly damp skin. This will lock in the moisture from your shower."

It's recommended to do this twice a day (morning and evening), but Van Dyke says moisturizing around noon can also be beneficial, especially if the environment around you is dry. "Try fogging up your face and then applying a moisturizer. In a pinch, just spray the moisturizer so the water can be sucked in," she says.

Make sure you are actively using your product, not passively, advises Kim. "Why not stimulate collagen production and increase blood flow at the same time?" She says. "When applying products, I always recommend tapping or clapping up mindfully for as long as you want (I actually hit my skin pretty hard that turned pink!) When you apply the products."

When it comes to your baths and showers, you want to hit the sweet spot on water temperature and duration as more than that could dry out your skin. Gmyrek recommends taking short baths or showers of 15 to 20 minutes and using lukewarm, not hot, water. Use fragrance-free cleansers without soap, as soaps can remove essential oils from the skin.


Melinda Martin