Moisturizing is one of the most important steps in skincare. All your cleansing products and steps will be useless, or even problematic, to your skin if you don't perform that last step of sealing your skin with a good moisturizer. However, using a moisturizer daily does not mean you are getting the benefits. There are several reasons why you might not be getting the most from your moisturizer.
How to get the most out of your moisturizer.
1. Don't use too much.
It's okay to want the full effect of your moisturizer, but that won't happen by packing it all on your face at once. Doing this can cause blocked pores and leave your skin feeling greasy. If you have noticed this happening to you, reduce the amount of moisturizer you use on your face at once.
2. Make sure you are using enough.
When using beauty products, you need to find the balance that works just right for your skin. Moisturizers are not exempt from this rule. Using too little moisturizer will not only leave your skin dry, but it won't perform its basic function as a sealant. This means your face is left bare after cleansing or exfoliation, and hydration will evaporate quickly. This could also lead to the breakdown of collagen in the skin, which could lead to wrinkles and fine lines forming on your face.
3. Use only on clean skin.
Using moisturizer on dirty skin has very little to no benefit for your skin. Dirty doesn't necessarily mean covered in dirt. It could also mean dead skin cells. Dead skin cells cover up the newer, healthier cells, blocking their path to hydration and nutrition. The best way to prevent this is by exfoliating regularly. The Bareback 2 in 1 Makeup Remover and Cleanser is a good cleanser and exfoliator for your face. If you want a gentle, daily exfoliating product, try out the Tried and True Toner.
4. Use the right moisturizer for your skin type.
Moisturizers are designed for different skin types because each skin type has its own specific need. Using the wrong moisturizer for your skin can actually make your skin worse and cause problems. When shopping for a moisturizer, make sure you read the label to know if it works with your skin type. Some moisturizers are also for all skin types. These types of moisturizers are a safe bet for everyone.
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