Moisturiser is one of the key steps for skincare and makeup application. Its what helps your skin stay hydrated and what allows your foundation to apply smoothly. But there are a few tips and tricks that can help you make the most out of your moistures. Some of these ways are a little time consuming, but trust me, they are worth it for the result.
Applying moisturiser on damp skin
* Can be applied straight after cleansing or just dampen the skin with warm water and let it soak for a few minutes, (within 3 minutes)
* You can also apply a damp, warm cloth on your face and leave it to sit for a few minutes.
Dermatologist Dr Howard Sobel suggests a few things for people with dry skin, especially very dry skin
Step 1: Apply Moisturiser
Step 2: Apply a wet cloth over face over the moisturiser
Step 3: Apply another DRY cloth over that
Step 4: Wait from 15 minutes to 30 moinutes
FOR ACNE PRONE SKIN
Dermatologists suggest to apply moisturiser before any other acne medication
Dead skin cells prevent any moisturiser or skincare from absorption. So EXFOLIATION IS KEY
A well planned skincare routine involves
Step 2: Toner
Step 3: Serums + Eyecream
Step 4: Antioxidants (extra optional step)
Step 5: Moisturiser
Step 6: Oil (Especially for dry skin)
Step 7: Sunscreen
For maximum hydration, apply a hydrating serum before moisturiser
Consumption of flaxseeds are also an amazing option for better skincare.