Moisturizing Mistakes

5 Moisturizing Mistakes You Should Stop Doing


By: Ana Margarita Olar|

Moisturizing is an essential part of beauty regimen. But, are you doing it right? Surveys reveal that moisturizers are not used for their full effect. Find out if you are guilty of these moisturizing mistakes:


Many people apply moisturizer, right after they have dried their skin with a towel. You should apply moisturizer to your face right after cleansing. You should moisturize your skin while it is still damp. Your pores are still open at this point so your skin is ready to take in nourishment and lock it in.


This is one of the common moisturizing mistakes and it’s definitely not true. When you wash your skin with harsh cleansers, it will be dry. This is true even when you have an oily skin. And when it is not moisturized, your skin will over produce oil to compensate. According to Dr. Deirdre Hooper, a dermatologist, “A moisturized face prepares your skin to tolerate potentially irritating product.”  So instead of skipping this regimen, you should opt for non-greasy and light moisturizing products.


Another common moisturizing mistake is rubbing the moisturizer harshly to the skin. Too much rubbing and too much pressure could actually cause skin damage and wrinkles. Cleanse, tone, and apply a moisturizer in gentle circular motion. Massaging a moisturizer to your skin helps in absorption of the product. Also, a gentle massage will stimulate blood circulation on your face. This, in turn, leaves your skin with a pinkish, natural glow.


The neck and chest are mostly forgotten even by people who are very particular with their beauty regimen. You don’t need to spend on expensive anti-aging products on your neck and chest area. Even a simple moisturizer will do. You don’t want to end up with a wrinkled neck and chest against your smooth and youthful face.

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We have different types of skin and not all moisturizers are created to suit all skin types. Read the products’ label carefully. Is it for oily skin, for dry skin, or for sensitive skin? You might want to discuss this with your dermatologist. Persons with sensitive skin should avoid too much fragrance. A person with dry skin should opt for oil-rich ingredients like petroleum. A person with oily skin must avoid such ingredients. To avoid this moisturizing mistake here are your guide:

Are you guilty on any of these mistakes? Stop right now. Treat your skin right to achieve and maintain that fresher, and younger-looking skin.

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