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Do's & Don'ts Of Using Moisturizers

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We all are fond of the lately discovered Korean skin care routine. But it may seem like there is a laundry list of things to remember to do and quite a bit of confusing information. However, the most important thing to derive from this beauty regime is the fact that how majorly they emphasize the use of Moisturizers.

In all likelihood, we all know how important it is to moisturize twice daily. But this imperative skin care step is much beyond just slathering any moisturizer/cream/gel onto your face and sitting back hoping for the best. It importantly includes finding a moisturizer that is formulated for your specific skin type and applying it tactically in order to help keep your skin hydrated and nourished.

Beauty experts recommend using a moisturizer daily, but it is essential to select one that offers you the finest benefits as per your skin’s needs.

Some of the most crucial do’s and don’ts to upgrade your moisturizing game have been listed below. Cheers to happier and hydrated skin in your future!

Do’s Of Using Moisturizers:
Choose A Moisturizer Specifically Formulated For Your Skin Needs:

Everyone should always remember that their skin is different from others. Therefore, each individual has very distinctive skincare product requirements. Moisturizer is a staple in both day and evening skincare routines. We wear it for 24 hours a day, 365 days per year. We are focusing on this to make you realize that anything that spends that much time on your face better be the right product for your skin type.

Whether you have dry, oily, sensitive, ageing, or combination skin, it is imperative for you to include moisturization as a part of your daily beauty regimen. To milk the most out of your moisturizer, look for one that is formulated for your skin type and needs. For example, in case the texture of your skin is dry, you may need a heavier cream, but if you have oily skin, a lightweight formulation could be a better option for your skin’s need. Whatever moisture you choose, it should help to provide long-lasting hydration.

For oily skin, external aggressors like pollution, UV rays, and excessive cleansing can damage the skin’s moisture barrier, causing a loss of moisture and an increase in oil production. As a result, your complexion can become extra shiny and greasy. Use a moisturizer that helps reduce the look of excess shine and has a matte finish.

Dry skin faces external factors like pollution and UV rays that can damage the skin’s moisture barrier, increasing loss of moisture and causing it to become dry and flaky. As a result, the skin surface loses its natural glow, becoming dull. A moisturizer that envelops skin with moisture will help in improving the skin’s radiance.

An extra dry skin has a very fragile moisture barrier that can be easily damaged by pollution, UV rays, etc. Skin subsequently loses its ability to retain moisture, becoming easily dehydrated. It may feel tight and uncomfortable. A moisturizer that helps skin feel comfortable, soothed, and nourished with moisture should be used.

Oriental Botanics’ Australian Tea Tree Face Gel Day / Night Gel is an extra hydrating face gel that is non-sticky and non-greasy. This is a fast-absorbing face gel enriched with natural oils and plant extracts for moisturizing and nourishing the acne-prone and oily skin. It is non-comedogenic and quickly permeates the skin without clogging the pores and improves the condition of the stressed skin. It restores the skin’s lipid barrier so that your skin feels soft and smooth without feeling greasy. Rich in nutrients that help in the regeneration of the skin cells, this face gel helps to repair the damaged skin.

Wear A Moisturizer Formulated With SPF:

Sunscreen is essential for skin preservation, whereas, wearing a moisturizer with built-in SPF saves time and skin both. Possibly combining the two vital steps into one can help in conquering hydration and SPF application in one fell swoop? However, for your clogged-pore-prone, oily skin types, you should find a sunscreen that will not feel greasy or cause breakouts. You can possibly feel burned even on cloudy days. Also, spending prolonged periods of time in the sun without protection can lead to visible signs of ageing, like dark spots and wrinkles making the skin feel worst. But yes, sometimes you just do not have the time to layer sunscreen over your moisturizer. In such a situation, look for a moisturizer formulated with broad-spectrum sunscreen.

Oriental Botanics’ Aloe Vera, Green Tea & Cucumber Sunscreen SPF 50 is a sunscreen that both provide sun protection as well as hydration. This broad-spectrum sunscreen is enriched with botanical ingredients for superior protection from UV rays and provides advanced skincare. It protects against sunburn, tanning, and photoaging, and keeps the skin hydrated, soft and bright.

Wear A Non-Sunscreen Moisturizer At Night:

It is quite surprising that people use their daytime moisturizer at night, especially when their moisturizer contains SPF. It is important to know that your skin has different needs during the day and night and wearing sunscreen to bed does not help. At night, your skin is at rest and goes into repair mode. Therefore, this is the ideal time to moisturize your skin with reparative nighttime ingredients (like retinol, peptides, and antioxidants) to get the greatest beauty sleep possible.

You can use Oriental Botanics’ Aloe Vera, Green Tea & Cucumber After Sun Gel to soothe and hydrate your skin after a long day of being exposed to the sun. It rehydrates the parched skin after sun exposure and relieves irritation, peeling, and flaking of the skin. The botanical ingredients contained in this gel calm the inflamed, irritated and stressed skin, minimize skin damage, and restores the natural complexion.

Moisturize The Skin Evenly:

Many of you may have found that you have clogged pores (non-infected bumps known as closed comedones) around your hairline and close to the ears, neck, and other far-reaching places of the face. In maximum cases, these are caused by the way one applies the moisturizer. When applying moisturizer from the middle of your face, pushing outwards, moisturizer settles more abundantly at the perimeter of the face, without reaching outer areas. The layers may block pores, which can lead to clogged bumps that require extraction. It is less likely to clog pores by starting with a small amount in the middle and spreading it out as evenly on all areas of the face and neck. It is important to be conscious of how you apply your moisturizer.

Don’ts Of Using Moisturizers:
Don’t Overuse The Moisturizer:

Adding multiple layers of moisturizer to your skin care routine to alleviate dry skin is not required. It is not the same as switching to one with a creamier consistency. Layering up moisturizers will only cause you to go empty on your moisturizer faster and wasting your money. If this is what you have been doing, it is clear that you need more guidance for your skin. Follow the directions on your moisturizer’s packaging to see the amount you should apply. Basically, you will only need a coin-sized, or pea-sized amount to cover your face depending on the type of moisturizer. There is no such thing as too much moisturizer!

Don’t Neglect Your Chest & Neck:

People often think that moisturizer should only be applied to the face. You should stop right there! Your neck and chest require moisturization, too, so don’t skimp out! For this, you can apply your face cream past your jawline or you can check out for the one that is formulated especially for the face, neck, and chest. For ageing skin, one of the major changes is the loss of moisture, nutrients, and natural oils. Its ability to retain moisture decreases, leaving your face, neck, and chest very dry and thinning.

Don’t Leave A Bare Skin After Cleansing:

After cleansing, instantly apply your next product. As per the skin care steps, follow the routine by using an alcohol-free toner, serum and then moisturizer. If you leave your skin bare for more than 1 minute, it will start to dehydrate. Dry air can attract moisture out of the skin. This is extremely important in the winter when there is little humidity in the air.

Don’t Count Only On Moisturizer To Hydrate The Skin:

Even though moisturizers are extremely nourishing, your skin may still feel tight and dehydrated. This is the time when you might need to think about increasing your exfoliation. Also, do not underestimate the hydrating and nourishing benefits that alcohol-free toners and serums can deliver to your skin. If all of these are added into your routine, you can amplify the effects of your regular moisturizer and make your skin more glowing and supple.

You must know that moisturizing your skin is the single most elements in your skin care regime that you can never underestimate and forget.

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