Moisturizer is an essential in all routines, for any skin type (even oily skin!). Leaving the house without moisturizer is the same as walking outside without a coat on a very cold and windy day. Your skin will be subject to aggression, without any type of protection. On the other hand, going to bed without applying moisturizer forces your skin to overwork to stay hydrated and doesn't take advantage of the skin's regenerating potential overnight.
The ideal is to use a moisturizer for the day and one for the night, because the needs of the skin are different. But you can choose a more generic moisturizer, suitable for your skin type, that can be used in the morning and at bedtime.
If you choose to differentiate:
🌄 Morning: You can opt for a moisturizer that also has sun protection, thus saving you an extra step in the morning (Dermalogica sunscreens are very good for this purpose), just making sure you use an adequate amount. Alternatively, you may prefer to use a basic moisturizer, suitable for your skin type, and apply sunscreen afterwards.
🌌 Night: During the night the skin regenerates and undergoes a self-cleaning process. Moisturizers formulated specifically for night use have active ingredients that help the skin in this process of regeneration and recovery.
If you prefer to use only one moisturizer at both times:
🌄🌌 Morning and Night: Choose a simple moisturizer, suitable for your skin type, without sunscreen or active ingredients for night use (for example, retinol and its derivatives should only be used at night).