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How to apply moisturiser without wasting it

by Nectar Beauty 05 May 2024

Have you ever asked yourself how to apply moisturiser to your face? Probably not, because it’s one of those things that is fool proof, right? You’ll start thinking again once you discover all the details behind the use of moisturiser, which are crucial in ensuring that the effects it has on your face are the ones you are looking for.

How much moisturiser should I use? In which order? And how often? Read on to find the answer to these questions and ensure that after you choose the right moisturiser for your skin type, you are getting the most out of it. Grab a pencil!

How should you apply moisturiser to your face to make the most of its benefits?

Perhaps you’re not applying your moisturiser correctly. Or maybe you're using too much or skipping some of the steps that will help your skin to absorb it as best as possible. Following these 5 simple steps, you can make sure that your skin enjoys absolutely all the benefits your moisturiser has to offer.

How much moisturiser should I use on my face?

Generally speaking, people use more than they need. Although there is no globally established standard for how much moisturiser you should use on your face, in reality, the recommended amount is often less than you would often think. What’s more, we tend to use too much moisturiser because we think that this will help to hydrate our skin more. Wrong!

Most experts recommend using an amount that is around the same size as a chickpea. Less than you thought, right? One tip to avoid overdoing it is to apply a dot to your forehead, chin and cheeks. Then just spread these dots over the rest of your face and don’t forget to leave any dehydrated parts.

When should I apply moisturiser to my skin?

Over the course of your life, hydration will be your skin’s main need, which is why it is important that you satisfy this need as early as possible, even when it looks hydrated on the surface.

When you start considering how to apply moisturiser, you also need to think about how frequently you will apply it. We most recommend applying a hydrating treatment to your face both in the morning and at night. In the morning, it will give your skin the strength it needs to withstand external aggressions like free radicals or pollution. At night, it will help to repair cells from every deepest layers of the skin. This way, when you wake up the following morning, your skin glows and looks healthy.

In which order should moisturiser be applied?

This is another essential lesson when learning how to apply moisturiser. Sometimes, it might seem like a lie, but the order in which you apply cosmetics is very important. Just like your skin, cosmetics act by layers, and their action is influenced by the condition in which your skin is in, in addition to the product you used just before and the one you intend on using just after. That’s why experts recommend washing your face first, then applying tonic, serum, eye contour and finally moisturiser. This will create a protective barrier over your skin once the agents contained in other products have penetrated the skin, creating a protective barrier that will prevent this hydration from escaping.

How long should you wait before applying make-up?

This depends on the type of moisturiser, but in general waiting a couple of minutes to prevent it mixing with the make-up is recommended. One trick to help your skin absorb this hydration is inserting other skin care routines or activities between washing your face and applying make-up. That way, you make the absolute most of your time!

How do I apply moisturiser? 

The last but by no means least important step! Now you know which moisturiser to use, when to apply it and in which order. But which is the right way to do so? So, moisturiser is much more than you think it is, as the way you apply it hides an age-old beauty secret. It’s not just about covering your face and letting your skin absorb it. There is so much more to it. Take this stage as an opportunity to smoothly massage your face, stimulating the microcirculation in your skin. It takes just 2 or 3 minutes, and by applying circular movements from the centre of your face outwards, you can help your skin to absorb the moisturiser and activate blood flow. This will help your skin to have a much healthier tone, activate its luminosity and, in short, improve your appearance, when you are feeling more tired than normal.

A couple of tips for using moisturiser on your face

Now that you know how to apply moisturiser on your face, let us share a few tips with you that will help to make sure you are getting the absolute most out of it.

Firstly, exfoliate your skin once or twice a week, depending on your skin’s needs. This will help you to eliminate impurities that are trapped in your pores and that prevent the beneficial agents contained in the cream from penetrating deep into your skin. Saying to dead cells, pollutants, oily build-ups goodbye... This way not only will you prevent blackheads or spots, but you can also help your skin to regenerate itself much more quickly.

Finally, how about getting your hands on a quartz roller for one of those micro massages we shared with you. That way, not only can you help distribute the moisturiser more uniformly, but the message and activation of blood circulation will be much more effective.

As you’ll see, learning how to apply moisturiser on your face is simple, but involves many more steps that we would often think. In any case, following these guidelines will help to keep your skin to stay radiant and healthy for much longer. Who could pass up on this opportunity?

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