The Right Way to Moisturize

Moisturizing. How hard can it be? You just lather on a good amount of product to your skin all over and voila! You’re done--or are you? There’s a right way to moisturize the skin, from the face to the body, and it goes beyond just gently massaging a single product in. 

For a thoroughly moisturized skin, make sure you’re doing the following: 

1. Choose the Right Product for Certain Areas 

If you’ve been looking for skincare and cosmetic products online, you’ve seen the overwhelming options. This isn’t just so that more companies can get money from you. There are thicker formulations that are better suited for hearty parts of the body, such as the arms and the legs. 

Thinner formulations, however, are better suited for the face, especially if the products are oil free. While there’s no serious danger involved in using body lotion for your face, they might contain oils and heavier chemicals that could clog pores and make the skin oily. 

2. Pay Attention to Your Eyes 

Your eyes require a different moisturizing product because of their sensitivity. For this part of the face, a dedicated eye cream works best. Choose one that addresses problems you have, such as dark circles or puffiness. And make sure you’re using your day and night cream the right way, as cell turnover and repair is better at night while you’re in your REM sleep. 

3. Apply Moisturizer with SPF on Your Face 

The skin on your face can do with a little more than moisture. Before applying more products onto it, make sure you have a layer of protection against UV rays. Sun protection should not be optional, especially with the increased risk of skin cancer and sun damage. 

You’re also protecting your skin from premature signs of aging by using a moisturizer with SPF in the morning. It’s not a hard swap to make, but it will do wonders in protecting your skin and keeping it healthy. 

Moisturizing is an important part of skincare. Though it’s easy, there’s a right way to do it so that your skin is getting the most benefits from the products you bought. 

*This article is written by Lance Sprewell.

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