After bathing or before moving normally moisturizers will be applied first to the facial skin. However, many people who feel the use of this moisturizer can be overlooked because they feel the skin is quite moist. Moisturizer can overcome the problem of inflammation or acne due to dehydrated skin. Even so you can’t carelessly use moisturizers. There are several things that you should avoid when using facial moisturizer. Come on, see the explanation below.
1. Moisturizing Products Not Suitable
The best moisturizer product is a product that suits your skin needs. There are various types of moisturizers in the world of beauty, ranging from consistency in the form of gel, cream, lotion, ointment, and foam. So always make sure to use moisturizer according to your skin needs. For example, hyaluronic acid ingredients and ceramides are suitable for dry skin, while serum gel or oil-free products are suitable for oily skin.
2. Apply Moisturizer to Dry Skin
Moisturizing performance will be more effective if applied to slightly moist skin. Moist skin conditions absorb the product very well and lock in moisture for a long time. The instructions for using moisturizers also state if you have to apply the product to clean skin.
3. Apply Moisturizer Too Hard
Moisturizer must be applied by gently massaging it onto the skin. If you do this, blood circulation will increase and this will help absorb the product. However, if you rub too hard, this will make the skin’s protective layer weak and cause inflammation which is susceptible to infection.
4. Applying Products Not In Order
To get the maximum benefit from the product, you must apply the product in the right way. Start using products that have light consistency, up to products with heavy formulas. If you are having pimples, start by washing your face then apply the acne medicine. Finally, apply moisturizer containing sunscreen.
5. Not Trying The Product Before Buying
Just like makeup, you also have to try applying moisturizer to the skin before buying it. You can also apply a little new product to the neck for a week to see the reaction, such as clogging pores or causing irritation. However, if you are lazy to do so, you can see the ingredients in the product and avoid ingredients like AHA, BHA, retinol, or plant extracts. In addition, pay attention to the content of perfumes, parabens and essential oils in the product.
6. Using Morning Cream at Night
The skin works more actively repairing itself at night, cell turnover and skin regeneration usually occurs when you are sleeping. You have to apply beauty products to help skin performance at night. Well, night creams usually contain basic ingredients such as retinol and peptides to soothe and improve the skin. So the use of morning cream is only intended for the morning.
7. Not Using Moisturizers with SPF in the Morning
Experts usually recommend always using a moisturizer with a sunscreen, even when it’s raining. This is because the lowest sun exposure can cause premature wrinkles and develop the potential for skin cancer. Therefore, never forget to use moisturizers with sunscreen content.