For night use
Apply ointments for night-time use - For night use, people with dry skin are likely to benefit the most from applying an ointment. Ointments fall at the greasy end of the range of emollients and are very effective for dry skin. Most people, however, find them unacceptable to apply during the day because of their greasy feel and slow absorption time.
Get a good night routine
One possible night-time routine could be to soak in an emollient bath, tap dry gently with a towel and then apply the ointment to lock in moisture. If you use a topical psoriasis treatment then wait another 30-60 minutes before applying this.