You should never skip the moisturizing step in your skin care routine. Omitting the moisturizer leads to dry, flaky skin and believe it or not, excess oiliness. Both extremes are harmful for skin and lead to common skin conditions like acne. Moisturizing helps you maintain or rediscover more youthful skin that radiates health and feels soft and smooth. And remember, choose the moisturizer most beneficial for your skin type, whether it's dry, sensitive or oily.