I've always wondered if the thickness of my moisturizer matters. You know how you get some moisturizers and they are just thin to the touch? I've used them and they don't seem to really give me the same impact of the thicker moisturizers that I like.
While it is important to have a moisturizer that keeps your skin hydrated, it is also important to make sure that your skin absorbs the moisturizer so that you can get maximum benefits out of it. You don't want to have to continually reapply throughout the day. In fact, moisturizing should be done once when you wake up and once before you go to bed. You aren't supposed to have to apply throughout the day and if you are having to do that it might be time to switch.
I have found that the face moisturizer for normal and dry skin from Earthen does the trick for me. I have always had skin that was normal or maybe on the dry side a little bit, but especially when the cooler weather kicks in it gets dry and parched and I need a good moisturizer to bring it back to life. I have been using this moisturizer for a year or so now and I absolutely love it. It goes on thick which may take a little time to get used to, but once you feel how it gets absorbed into your skin you will understand the true benefits of a moisturizer that has some weight to it.
Generally I do only need to apply this moisturizer twice a day, once in the morning and once at night, although on some days in the dead of the winter I will use it an additional time in the middle of the day to help stave off the harshness of the air outside.
If you're using another moisturizer I would recommend giving this one a try. Try it for a month or so and I think you'll notice a difference. The way it goes on and is absorbed into your skin will be a game changer for your dry skin, especially in the winter months.