Many people think that the main thing about the cream is cost and quality. Many are wrong. It is important not only WHAT but also HOW. Even ...
Many people think that the main thing about the cream is cost and quality. Many are wrong. It is important not only WHAT but also HOW. Even the best and most expensive face cream or serum can be misapplied. If you use it the wrong way, you can deprive your skin of all benefits and even cause harm. Let's consider the most common mistakes.
The first mistake. Untreated skin
The biggest mistake is to apply serums and creams to unprepared skin that has not been previously cleansed. Do not do this under any circumstances - it is useless to care. But keeping the skin clean is not easy - the pores can get clogged. To make sure your skin is cleansed well enough, use a cotton pad moistened with toner or micellar water. Swipe it over your face. If the cotton wool remains clean, then it's time to apply the cream.
The second mistake. Incorrect technique
Chaotic application is not the best way to take care of your skin. To maximize the effect, apply the serum or cream along the massage lines, moving from the centre to the periphery:
from nose to earlobes;
from the centre of the forehead to the temples;
from the centre of the chin to the cheekbones.
You need to work with both hands at once, gently, barely touching the face. Hands should be thoroughly washed and dry. To scoop up the product from the jar, it is advisable to use special spatulas, spatulas.
Error three. Cold cream
Some people keep the cream in the refrigerator, believing that it will last longer. Perhaps there is some truth in this. But the problem is that cold cream is less useful for the skin - the effectiveness of the product decreases several times. If you store the product in the refrigerator, take it out an hour before use.
The fourth mistake. Incorrect storage of funds
It is strictly forbidden to use creams with an expired shelf life and cosmetics, the storage conditions of which have been violated. For example, if the jar has been open for a long time or foreign objects have fallen into it. In this regard, tube creams are safer, and even better - in jars with dispensers.
Store creams in a dry, dark place away from sunlight. The optimum temperature is from 15 to 25 degrees.
It is advisable to use the funds within 12 months after opening, so a small jar is the best option.
Keep tubes and jars tightly closed.
Do not carry creams with you in your purse, especially in cold or hot weather.
Mistake five. Surplus
More is not better. The golden rule applies to almost everything. If you think that a thick layer of the product will help moisturize your skin more intensely, you think. You will only finish the tube faster. Correctly - apply a thin layer... Due to the thick layer on the face, a film forms that prevent the skin from breathing, which is harmful.
Try to apply a pea-sized amount of cream to your face. A little more if you want to moisturize your neck. Caring for the skin of the neck and décolleté is also very desirable because it is these zones that give out the woman's age.
The same applies to the hands. Be sure to use hand cream daily.
The sixth mistake. Nighttime - just before bedtime
Putting on the cream and going to bed is not the best solution. For the product to be completely absorbed into the skin, you need to give it time. At least 40 minutes, otherwise all the benefits will remain on the pillow.
Moisturize or nourish your face 30-40 minutes before bed and only then go to bed. If the cream is very greasy, it is recommended to remove the residues with a napkin or cotton pad.
A few words about safety
You cannot use serums and creams that you are allergic to, even if they are perfect and expensive.
Select funds should be according to the type of skin (oily, dry, etc.) and according to age... Take your time to switch to anti-ageing cosmetics ahead of time.