Knowing how to properly apply your face moisturizer is the first step towards having great skin. Surprisingly, most of us have been doing it the wrong way all along. Moisturizing is a must for all skin types. Applying your face moisturizer is a process that takes time and technique. To properly apply face moisturizer so that it truly works its wonders on your skin, there a few key steps that make a big difference in how your face feels and looks.
First you should always cleanse your skin. Day and night your skin needs cleansing. Many believe cleansing in the morning is unnecessary, however as you sleep, oil builds up in your pores, therefore you should cleanse in the morning as well as at night. Clean skin the the very best canvas to apply face moisturizer.
After cleansing, you need to neutralize your skin. Water tends to be full of chlorine and minerals that are very harmful for our skin. These elements cause an imbalance in the PH levels of our skin causing uneven skin tone and dullness.For this reason, it is important to use thermal water after you cleanse to help regulate ph levels. Thermal water is full of antioxidants that help to balance and soothe skin. A great option when shopping for thermal water is La Roche-Posay Thermal Spring Water. After cleansing spray your face with this amazing vitamin packed water and allow a minute for your skin to dry.
We always recommended that you use a serum prior to your moisturizer. Serum is the perfect way to prepare your skin. Serums can also help to increase smoothness, radiance and decrease fine lines. Apply your serum by dabbing onto your skin with the palm of your hands or finger tips. After your serum is applied you can now start to apply your face moisturizer. For those with normal to combination skin, a lightweight moisturizer will work the best. If you have dry skin you want to try a rich cream moisturizer that offers more hydration. La Roche-Posay Hydraphase UV Intense Light is a wonderful lightweight face moisturizer for those with normal to combination skin. This lightweight formula will maintain your skin's natural moisture levels and protect from dullness, irritation and dryness.
For those with dry skin try a creamier and thicker formula such as Clarins HydraQuench Rich Cream Dry Skin. This rich cream helps to fight signs if aging while offering maximum comfort and hydration.
Applying your moisturizer correctly is a very important step in keeping your skin healthy and radiant.