Start moisturizing before it’s too late! Why? Here’s all you need to know…
Moisturizing the skin is textbook skin care yet some of us don’t know what counts as moisturizing to begin with. Or in some cases – we don’t even know where to begin. Moisturizing should be part of our routine every single day but we need to understand how to make this part of the skin care process effective and actually create desirable results. We’ve broken down the basics of moisturizing into 6 simple concepts and we hope that by the end of this blog post you’ll get a better idea of what an effective moisturizing routine looks like.
- Skin type
This is first on the list because if you don’t know your skin type then it’s about time you found out. Your facial skin could be any of the three: dry, oily, or a combination of both. This is an important thing to consider because people with dry skin need to moisturize more than those with oily skin, and sometimes even oily skin can have dehydrated skin underneath. There are different types of moisturizing agents in the market now for different needs, so before you put anything in the cart it’s best to understand what type of skin that moisturizer will be working with.
- Find your match
Our skin is not the same and the same goes with our moisturizers. What might be effective for you might not work so well on me. This concept also applies to the areas of the face. For example, the under-eye area tends to be more wrinkled than the cheeks, so you might want to use a different type of moisturizing product for your most problematic areas. It may be a matter of trial and error because there are so many types of moisturizers now on the market, but once you’ve found your match, the search is definitely worth it.
- Upwards not downwards
It’s not enough to just slap on some moisturizer on your face, how you apply it actually makes a difference in the long run. Applying anything on your face from top to bottom tugs down the skin and will cause premature sagging if not corrected early on. Moisturizers should be gently massaged on the face from bottom to top, being extra careful around sensitive areas like the skin around the eyes.
- How’s the weather today?
People who live in places with erratic weather changes need to pay more attention to how much miniaturization their skin needs than people who live in places with more stable climates. A heavier moisturizer is better for winter, while a light moisturizer is all you need for the summer. Using a moisturizer that has oil-control properties is great for summer to regulate oil-production.
Right after you bathe or wash your face is the perfect time to apply moisturizer because it traps in the natural moisture in the skin. This results in your skin becoming more hydrated for a longer period of time.
- Make it a habit
Moisturizing should not be just a fad, it should become a part of your daily routine. It’s best to apply moisturizer on the face at night before bedtime for two things: (1) because this is the time of day when we are not getting oral hydration, and (2) because our skin has time to regenerate while we sleep.
What is your go-to moisturizer? What does your routine look like? Let us know in the comments!
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