Have you ever wondered why, despite religiously following a skincare routine and investing in the right products for your skin type, your face just does not look right? This could be because the products don’t get a chance to properly sink into your skin, meaning you have not reaped the benefits of your products properly!
But don’t worry, with these simple tips and tricks, your skin will be able to soak in all the products and make the most of them...
- Exfoliate regularly
- Work in order
- Moisturise on damp skin
- Use warm water
- Combine skincare products smartly
Everyday your skin is exposed to various environmental aggressors, sweat, grime and makeup, thus forming a layer of dead skin cells. This dead skin acts as a barrier that prevents skincare products from sinking into the skin. This is why it is important to exfoliate regularly to free up your pores and allow the skincare products to work their magic.
Work in order
Just like most things in life, your skin also follows a first-come-first-serve basis. Whatever goes on first penetrates best. Whatever your skin concern, the active ingredient to fight the particular concern should go on first. After this go on with other products in order of density, starting from the thinnest (serums) to the thickest (night/day creams).
Moisturise on damp skin
Skincare products, especially moisturisers, work the best when they are applied to skin that is still slightly wet. Damp skin acts like a sponge when it comes to absorbing whatever it comes in contact with.
Use warm water
Warm water helps the blood vessels and pores to dilate, thereby providing a larger area for the absorption of skincare products. Hence, it is always advisable to use lukewarm water as opposed to hot/cold water, to wash your face.
Combine skincare products smartly
The easiest way to boost absorption into the skin is by ensuring that you combine the right products for maximum impact. Always use an antioxidant rich day cream along with your sunscreen.