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Oil before or after moisturizing cream?

Beauty oils have high moisturizing power to protect your skin from dryness, the worst enemy of beauty, but do you know when is the best time to use them in your skin care routine? A skin care expert gives advice on the correct order of skincare to improve moisturizing power.

When should I use beauty oil?

Beauty oil is an excellent item that protects your skin from dryness and keeps it moist. There are many people who love to use beauty oil, especially during the dry winter season, but you may be surprised to find that you don't know when to use it in your skincare routine.

According to Dr. Rachel Nazarian, a dermatologist, oil should be applied "after" the application of toner, serum, and moisturizing cream, or in other words, the last step of your skin care regimen, according to Well+Good.

Dr. Nazarian explains why: "Moisturizing creams are generally made up of both oil and water, so they contain a lot of water. Oils, on the other hand, are better at locking in moisture," he explained.

After providing the skin with plenty of moisture through lotion or moisturizing cream, sealing it in with beauty oil can effectively prevent the skin from drying out through a double action.

Should I use oil "before" moisturizing creams?

Natalie White, a skin therapist at Hayday Beverly, a facial esthetician in New York, agrees with me on this skincare step, commenting that "the combination of moisturizing cream and oil is the best in winter.

Natalie White, a skin therapist at Hayday Beverly, agrees. Natalie points out that applying oil before moisturizing creams may cause excessive sebum secretion and dryness of the skin, as it is difficult to blend into the skin due to its low moisture content.

If you are not comfortable with applying beauty oil on top of moisturizing cream, I recommend mixing a few drops of oil in the moisturizing cream. This alone is said to significantly increase the moisturizing effect.

She also added that if you don't like moisturizing creams in the first place and want to use beauty oil right after applying lotion, you should always apply beauty oil right after applying lotion when your skin is still "wet".

The air is very dry in the winter season. If you want to keep your skin moist and beautiful, try using beauty oil with the advice of a professional.

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