After washing your face, be sure to dry off with a clean towel. You have just spent a great deal of time performing your skin regimen and you do not want to negate your hard work by drying off with a dirty towel. Instead, use a fresh one each time you dry your clean face and remember to blot your face instead of wiping it. Wiping your face after cleansing removes too much moisture and can defeat the purpose of wearing a moisturizer. Instead, blot gently for optimal results.