Know your skin moisturizer. There are different types: Humectants, Emollients, & Occlusive moisturisers. Your skin will benefit by chosing the right moisturizer.
Humectant draw water into the top layer of the skin. Most facial moisturizers have humectant and emollients acting in them.
Emollients help fill the cracks and seal in water to provide a smooth complexion. They also help repair skin barrier.
Occlusive provide a thicker protective barrier to prevent water loss. They are beneficial on thicker parts of the body.