Moisture is the key to healthy, youthful-looking skin. Hydrated skin can protect itself from pollutants and irritants and slow down collagen and elastin degradation to minimize wrinkles and other signs of aging.
However, to make the most of your skincare routine, there are several common moisturizing mistakes to avoid.
1. Applying Moisturizer Too Vigorously
Roughly rubbing moisturizer tugs and irritates your skin, causing redness, and over time, can reduce your skin’s elasticity, leading to fine lines and wrinkles.
The ideal way to apply moisturizer is gentle circular motions, moving upward from the jawline to the forehead. Use your ring or pinky finger to pat moisturizer into the delicate under-eye areas.
Avoid rubbing moisturizer into your skin until it completely disappears. You should aim to distribute the moisturizer evenly, then leave a thin sheen of product on the skin’s surface, allowing it to absorb for several minutes before applying other skincare products or makeup.
2. Applying Moisturizer to Dry Skin
Moisturizer is designed to hydrate and nourish skin to protect against environmental pollutants and premature aging. However, moisturizers are only effective if they are properly absorbed into the skin.
Dry skin has a layer of dead skin cells that can block pores that prevents moisturizer ingredients from penetrating the deeper layers of your epidermis. Damp skin is more receptive to moisturizers, especially if your moisturizer contains humectant ingredients, like Sea Buckthorn oil found in FaceDoctor Beauty Cream.
Humectants absorb water from the surrounding environment and trap it in your skin, giving you a plumper, more youthful appearance.
For even better absorption, exfoliate your skin before you rinse to remove dead skin cells.
3. Moisturizing a Dirty Face
Moisturizers act as a barrier, locking in moisture and keeping out bacteria, allergens, and irritants. However, when you apply moisturizer over dirty skin, you are sealing in all the grime, leading to irritation, redness, and clogged pores, making your skin appear older.
Cleanse with a gentle cleanser, like FaceDoctor Rejuvenating Soap, morning and evening before applying your moisturizer, and always use clean hands to massage your product into your skin.
For a Maximum Hydration, Choose FaceDoctor Skincare Products
The key to healthy glowing skin is a consistent skincare routine. Applying moisturizer morning and evening after cleansing your face enables your skin to absorb the active ingredients to hydrate and plump your complexion.
FaceDoctor skincare products are specially formulated to be kind to your skin and deliver powerful hydration to fight the signs of aging.