4 Tips experts say will give your skin a more youthful, radiant glow.
We’ve all heard the benefits to using a daily moisturizer. Ask any dermatologist and they will all but hail moisturizers as the Holy Grail of skin care. Models, celebrities, and other on-camera personalities tell us in beauty magazines that it is the one thing they cannot start the morning without. In this day and age, it has become, beyond any shadow of a doubt, the key to de-stressing lines, removing wrinkles, and maintaining a youthful, glowing complexion.
We know that our skin can receive the necessary hydration from using one of these products on a daily basis. Some of us use a daily moisturizer up to three times a day, even.
Yet, the question most of us never bother to ask is: Am I applying my daily moisturizer properly?
While a daily moisturizer is essential to any healthy skin care regime, recent studies show you just might be doing it wrong! So we’ve called in the experts – from dermatologists and skin care specialists to beauty bloggers and magazine editors – to bring us these four tips on daily moisturizers done right.
1. Apply evenly. This should seem like a no-brainer, but you’d be surprised how often we don’t apply moisturizers evenly when we are in a hurry. It is most common to begin applying product around the center of the face, pushing outwards towards the perimeter. Ultimately this leaves unseen traces of the product just sitting on the edges of our face, clogging pores.
2. Apply to the neck and face separately. Skin care specialists recommend a nickel-sized amount to the face, and a quarter-sized amount for the neck, applying both separately for best results.
3. Apply within 60 seconds of cleansing. Skin begins to dehydrate almost immediately after using a cleanser. Act fast by applying your daily moisturizer first thing when you step out of the shower. (The heat from the shower will have also opened up your pores just the right amount!)
4. Make sure you are using the right moisturizer for you. Everyone’s skin is unique, and for better or worse, so is every moisturizer on the market today, with each one using a different combination of ingredients, some of which might just be exactly what your skin craves most. For example, we use active charcoal in our Daily Hydration moisturizer. A powerful detoxifier, charcoal is highly effective at absorbing unwanted toxins and residue from the skin making Onsen’s Daily Hydration a lightweight but potent collagen-fueled formula that delivers serious, sensuous hydration while diminishing fine lines, plumping up the skin surface and enhancing elasticity. … Long story short? There’s an old saying, “I wasn’t unhappy until I realized how much happier I could be.” Even if you have found a product that works for you, don’t be afraid to try something new. You might be surprised just how much your skin thanks you for it.
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