The main task of a daily moisturizer is to repair and nourish the skin barrier, stabilize the moisture level in the skin, balance the sebum production and lock in the serum and other active ingredients previously applied to the skin. A lighter cream suits an oily skin type or a sensitive skin that needs cooling, while a richer cream suits a dry skin type to protect and nourish. The face cream is usually your last step in the skin care routine, before any sunscreen is applied.
A face cream can have added SPF and is then called a day cream since it is developed to be used throughout the day. A cream without SPF can be used both day and night. If it has a richer and more nourishing formula it is more suitable as a night cream.
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