It seems simple enough. You just slap it on, rub it in, and sit back and expect, radiant skin, right? So wrong! Applying moisturiser is an art and if you really want supple, hydrated skin, please keep reading so that you can immediately shift gears and stop making rookie skincare mistakes…
- Be as gentle as you can
If anyone tells you that a little pressure while massaging your face increases blood circulation, please ignore them. The reality is that a gentle massage in circular motion is really what gives your face a glow. (Tip: Use your ring finger or little finger as they apply just the right, subtle pressure on your skin)
- Know your Skin Type
Ok let’s be honest, even your favourite celebrity who endorses a moisturiser isn’t really using it herself. Don’t pick up a product because it seems cool. Huge mistake. You must consult a dermatologist about what the right moisturiser for your skin type is. You could actually be damaging your skin if using the wrong formulation.
- Never apply moisturiser to Dry Skin
You’re looking for the supple glow right? Well… packing on moisturiser if your skin is dry is totally useless and here’s why. Dry skin is essentially a layer of dead skin cells on top of the skin’s surface, that doesn’t let anything seep through. What a waste of that expensive, fancy moisturiser. What you need to do is apply moisturiser on damp skin so it gets absorbed all the way and locks in moisture.
- Let it sink in
Timing and patience is everything if you want to make this work. Don’t rush to layer on makeup after moisturising. First, apply your lotion. Then relax for a while and let your skin soak it in. Once the lotion has been fully absorbed (soft but not greasy) you can proceed to apply makeup. If you skip this down time, be prepared to see dry shadows or face powder, which you’re going to need to wipe off and then start all over again.
- What about the neck?
One of the most common mistakes is to stop after moisturising your face and forget about the neck. In fact the neck area is quick to age and make you look worn out overall. Don’t forget to moisturise your neck well, preferably in gentle upward movements.
- Don’t forget to change your moisturiser
There is no need to be married to your moisturiser. As your skin type changes you must find to a new moisturiser that is right for you. Pollution, dirt and ofcourse aging affect your skin dramatically so don’t get too comfortable. Out with the old and in with the new.
- Don’t break the rhythm
Your skin is smarter than you think. If you go off routine, expect your skin to react. So if you normally apply moisturiser twice a day, then make sure you stick to that regime everyday. If not your skin could totally get dry, clogged or end up being more oily. We love the Vaseline Intensive Care Aloe Soothe Body Lotion that has a non-sticky formula loaded with aloe and stratys-3 multi-layer moisture that deeply nourishes the skin.
- Don’t over-saturate your skin.
There’s no need to slather a huge blob of cream or lotion on your face. Truth is, too much moisturiser clogs the skin’s pores and feels greasy and gross. Just a simple quarter-size dollop is all you need. Save the lotion, save your money and save your skin!
There’s never been an easier way for holiday skin everyday… Just follow these simple tips and expect heads to turn and compliments you can answer saying “it’s just natural!!”