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Why face moisturizers are the hardest working part of your beauty routine

Washing your face, eating well, and exercising are all great ways to achieve glowing, youthful-looking skin—but nothing can take the place of your moisturizer. By including the best face moisturizers in your routine, you're not just hydrating your skin; you're also protecting it from the harmful effects of stress and pollution. Clarins’ face moisturizers all contain an Anti-Pollution Complex that shields skin from harsh environmental influences that can lead to premature signs of aging—an essential step in any good skin care routine.

The saying goes that laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face—but you want to keep the joy without having those laugh lines etched permanently on your face. Clarins’ face moisturizers do more than prevent and treat dry skin. They’re the hardest working product in your beauty routine. Your face moisturizer protects sensitive skin, improves skin tone and texture, and masks those little imperfections. While you’re getting on with your busy day, your face moisturizer is working hard—holding water in the outer layer of skin, nourishing against the harmful effects of stress, and acting as a barrier to environmental pollutants that can cause your skin to age prematurely. Good reason to never leave home without Clarins’ face moisturizer protection!

How to choose the best face moisturizer for your skin type

Face moisturizers are not just for dry skin. If you have normal or oily skin, you may be under the impression that a face moisturizer isn't a necessary part of your skincare routine. Not so. Without enough moisture, oil glands work overtime to keep skin from drying out, which can lead to blemishes and clogged pores. Clarins face moisturizers offer solutions for every skin type.

When and how often to moisturize

Women of all skin types should moisturize as often as required—usually this means twice a day: once in the morning and once before bed. However, being in touch with your body is the key to healthy living, so don't be afraid to listen to your skin and give it the moisture fix it needs, whenever it needs it. If you’re in a cold or dry climate, and find that your skin is feeling tight, use your face moisturizer more frequently. Remember to give your moisturizer at least 10 minutes to be absorbed before applying your sunscreen.

Help your skin to adapt to the seasons

As the seasons change, so does your skin. A good rule of thumb is to match your face moisturizer to your wardrobe. In warmer months, a lightweight moisturizer will generally do the trick. The dry, blustery days of fall and winter can be more trying on the skin, so you may want to switch to a skin moisturizer that's a little bit more hydrating. However, it is possible to over-moisturize, so remember to tune into your skin’s needs to avoid clogging your pores.