What if I told you, you’ve been applying your moisturizer wrong, what would you say? Or perhaps a more befitting statement would be, the ever common saying “there are many ways to kill a cat!”
I was sat at home, thinking, a few days back, after someone gave me a call asking if I would do a video post of exactly how I use my skincare products. I have never been keen on vlogging because, firstly my speech somehow seems to automatically switch to fast forward, good luck to anyone who thinks they can catch a word, 😂. Secondly, I have a personal self-consciousness about my hands… maybe one day I will talk about it, we’ll see.
So back to the thinking part, I was thinking how I could overcome these obstacles and attempt a video of sorts. A video which wouldn’t showcase my insecurities, but still get the message across loud and clear. And hence this post.
Often people say they have oily skin, or combination skin i.e. an oily T-zone, but, guess what? We subconsciously fuel that state by the manner in which we apply our moisturizers. The norm being spreading in from the center of the face outwards. But, have you ever stopped to think that the highest concentration of product we apply goes to the area we first apply it? Meaning you land and with more product in the areas you are the most oily! Try applying your moisturizer from your jawline upwards, alternatively, from the sides of your face in. You are probably at this point thinking but it will stretch the skin in the wrong direction, firstly you shouldn’t be using that much pressure in the first place. And secondly, you can use a patting/rolling motion to apply. All product application should ideally be done using fingertips.
The other method:
Using an antimicrobial or synthetic fiber brush to apply your moisturizer. So you would decant a little product to the back of your hand, using your brush of choice e.g. foundation brush, dot the moisturizer all around your face and gently work it into the skin. Why this is not such a bad idea? Synthetic brushes do not absorb product, so there is no wastage; the gentle circular motion with the brush will encourage blood circulation, therefore, nutrient and oxygen delivery to your skin cells; and lastly you don’t have issues of contaminating your moisturizer especially if it’s coming out a jar type container.
Tell me what you think? Have I lost my skincare marbles or are these things you would actually consider adopting as part of your everyday routine? Do you have any alternative methods you are currently using? Would love to hear from you in the comments section below.