While moisturising your face isn’t quite rocket science, there’s definitely an art to it!
When done right, you’ll get more bang for your buck because you’ll need less product and it’ll actually work better.
Sound good? Thought so ;)
This week Phoebe sat down with our in-house beauty extraordinaire, Jen, to create this list of foolproof tips to make sure your moisturiser is giving you the results you’re after.
Whether your favourite moisturiser is an oil or cream, these tips should set you on the path to moist skin heaven.
1. Start with damp skin
If you’ve just cleansed you face it’s best to start with damp skin - this makes your moisturiser spread easier. Your skin can be dampened by water or your favourite happy tonic (but if you’ve already applied your serum you can skip this step!).
2. Take a small amount on your fingertips
When it comes to moisturising your face, for most of us less is more :) If you’re using a cream then a pea sized amount is a good starting point. For oils all you want is 1 to 3 drops. Spread the product evenly over your fingertips. Here comes the good bit...
3. Press and Roll
Starting from the outside of your cheeks and moving towards the center of your face you want to press your moisturiser into your skin using your fingertips. We like to think of this as a “press and roll” action, almost like you’re gently kneading your skin. Your skin is like a sponge so this pressing and rolling action will help it drink up your moisturiser’s goodness!
4. Don’t Dot and Drag
It’s incredibly common to dot little bits of product over your forehead, cheeks and chin and then to move it around in a massaging action, but it’s time to ditch this method! If you’re using this method you’ll end up dragging your skin which is a one-way street to wrinkle-town. Either that or you’ll end up using way more of your precious moisturiser.
4. Work from the outside in
We mentioned above that we start from the outside and move towards the center of your face, and there's a method to this madness. The reason we start at the outside is because this is where your skin is driest, whereas the center is where we tend to produce the most oil (amiright, fellow oily skinners?!). This saves you getting too much moisturiser on your oily bits and not enough on your dry areas.
5. A little patience before makeup
Wait a few minutes before you apply your makeup to give your product a chance to soak in. Your makeup will last longer this way.
What about eye creams?
And we’ve got a couple of handy little tips for applying your eye serum too. Use these and you’ll be getting the absolute most out of your Happily Ever After Vitamin C Eye Serum.
Our top tips for using your eye serum (so that it actually works!)
- Use the tip of your ring finger to pat or tap your eye cream onto your skin (don’t drag or rub!)
- Apply it to your orbital bone, or eye socket
- You don’t need to apply eye cream to your eyelids or directly under your bottom eyelashes
- Your cream will spread naturally as it melts and moves on your skin
And that’s it! You’ve now officially graduated from our moisturising masterclass. We’d love to hear how you go with these tips, so please leave us a comment below to let us know :)