Great skincare always starts with great products, but if you’re not applying them correctly, you won’t be getting the most out of them. Here at Pure Skin Boutique we not only hand pick products that we know deliver clinically proven but we also advise on how to best apply them for optimum results. But first thing’s first, let’s start with the basics. How do you properly apply moisturiser? There are some common mistakes so we thought we’d pass on our top tips to get you started.
While everyone’s skin is different, many people make the mistake of applying too much. In general, between a pea and cashew-sized blog of product is the correct amount.
Some moisturisers are best warmed slightly before application, if this is the case with yours, apply the cream to the palms of your (washed) hands and warm before applying. People often use their fingertips to distribute product, but you’ll get a much more even application using the palms.
Massage the product into your skin using light, circular motions. Gentle, upward strokes are ideal, particularly along the jawline and neck area.
Now you know how to apply it, it’s time to find the perfect moisturiser. Here are a few of our heroes.
A great choice for city dwellers, this BYONIK CONCUR Anti-Pollution Cream contains high-quality detox agents combine to protect skin, while hyaluronan helps to replenish the moisture reserves, special proteins help to restore an even complexion and avocado oil lends your skin a smooth suppleness.
If you have ultra-dry skin, this super-rich cream is right for you. With a delicate texture to regenerate the skin’s natural barrier function and improve its moisture balance, it also helps to reduce fine lines and wrinkles. Use it at least once a week and apply it generously to cleansed skin on your face, neck and décolleté. Leave for 5-10 minutes, then massage into the skin using the above tips or use a smaller amount as a night cream for a daily treat.
If anti-ageing is one of your main skin concerns, this day cream contains a maximum concentration of Rovisome HA, to hydrate, firm and promote elasticity for noticeably more youthful skin. Skinergium Bio has a restructuring effect to minimise wrinkles and fine lines and Ronacare Tiliroside is an anti-ageing ingredient with anti-inflammatory effects.
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