When it comes to using a moisturiser on your skin, there are some important things you need to know.
I spend decades as a hairdresser, beauty therapist, aroma therapist as well as creating and making my own hair, skin and body care range.
If you want to keep your skin looking as young and wrinkle free as possible (and don’t we all), moisture is the key.
If you apply your moisturiser to dry skin it will not absorb into the skin as well as if the skin is damp.
So there are a few ways to do this.
You can leave your face slightly damp after showering, but I love to spray my skin with aloe vera spray just before I apply moisturiser.
I love the natural healing effects of aloe.
You can use many types of spray mists like rosewater, chamomile or herbal sprays. What you use is up to you, but avoid astringent toners as they can be a little drying on the skin and the key here is moisture.
Try this test.
Dampen the back of your hand and then apply moisturiser.
Do the same to the other hand with the skin being dry and feel the difference.
Instead of the moisturiser sitting on the skin surface making it feel a little greasy, it will actually absorb right into your skin.
If your skin is oily, you still must use a moisturiser.
Just choose one for oily skin.
Moisture and oil are two different things and even if your skin is oily, it can still lack moisture.
With oily skin you can spray with a more astringent/toning type mist spray like witch-hazel.
Astringent toners are designed to help close down skin pores that can become enlarged due to an over excretion of sebum (your skins natural oil).
If you can’t afford an expensive moisturiser, just buy something inexpensive and spray water on the skin prior to moisturising.
I’ve used moisturisers from $5 to $200 and sometimes, to be honest, I haven’t been able to tell the difference.
Price does not always reflect quality.
Always moisturise morning and night.
Night time is super important, as while your skin is resting it has the ability to absorb all that awesome wrinkly busting moisturiser.
If you are in the sun a lot during the day it’s a good idea to have an spf sunblock in your moisturiser or foundation.
A little sun every day on the skin is so beneficial but a lot is damaging.
It’s like everything in life - just use moderation.
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