Regardless of your skin type, a daily moisturizer is a must have in your makeup bag.

Using a daily moisturizer should be a part of every daily skin care routine - even for men. Every day our skin is exposed to harmful UV rays, pollutants and the natural affects of aging. Moisturizers re-hydrate the skin and protect it with a thin layer of moisture. They also prevent the skin from drying out and keep it smooth while it suffers stress throughout the day.

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A dime-sized amount of daily moisturizer should be slathered on the face each morning before you apply your makeup. This will protect the skin from any harshness in your makeup and shield it from elements and stress that you will suffer all day long. Daily moisturizers also can reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines by acting like a protective barrier, preventing water loss from the epidermis.

Daily moisturizers are commonly found in creams and lotions. Look for a daily moisturizer that contains SPF15 or higher sun protection and apply daily before you leave the house - even if it's not summer.

Those with oily skin should apply their daily moisturizer no more then twice per day; while those with dry skin can benefit from moisturizing as needed throughout the day. For best results your daily moisturizer should be applied while your face is still slightly damp after cleansing and optional toning.

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