By A.N. Pike

Whether it's the middle of winter or the middle of summer, your face needs to stay moisturized. Moisturizing your face at night helps keep your face properly hydrated while also keeping your skin soft and youthful looking. However, while moisturizing your face overnight seems simple enough, you must apply the moisturizer properly to avoid ending up with a greasy pillowcase and dry skin.

Keep your moisturizing routine going through the night.

Step 1

Gently clean your skin thoroughly with a soft facial pad and face cleanser. Dampen the facial pad and moisten your face. Apply a small amount of facial cleanser to the pad. Wipe your face again. Splash cool water on your face to thoroughly remove the cleanser. Pat dry with a soft cloth.

Step 2

Let your face rest for a few minutes before using moisturizer.

Step 3

Cover your face with moisturizer according to how dry your face is. Dip a clean cosmetic sponge in your facial moisturizer. Lightly dab the sponge on your face. Do not rub the lotion in. Apply extra lotion to particularly dry areas.

Step 4

Lightly touch your face before going to sleep. Wait until your lotion dries completely before sleeping. Once you fall asleep, you run the risk of turning on your side and accidentally wiping the lotion completely off. Most moisturizers are dry in fifteen minutes.