There’s nothing more frustrating than using a product that doesn’t do it’s job.
Take a moisturizer for instance. If it doesn’t work, it not only affects the condition of the skin, it affects the look of your makeup finish as well. I mean, who wants to look like a dry, flaky mess?
There could many reasons why your moisturizer isn’t cutting it. Today we’ll talk about the top 3.
You’re Using The Wrong Moisturizer
Moisturizers are not all the same. If you’re using a moisturizer, but it wasn’t made for your skin type, you may as well not be using any at all!
Here’s why: if your skin is dry, your moisturizer must be extra-moisturizing so it can give your dry skin all the nourishment your skin needs. If your skin is oily, and you use a moisturizer for dry skin, it can cause an extra buildup of oil which can lead to clogged pores and eventually acne.
You’re Not Exfoliating Your Skin
Moisturizer works best when it’s applied to fresh, new skin because it’s so much easier for newer skin to drink it in. So, what can you do to be sure you’re moisturizing the right skin?
You need to make sure you make room for new skin by getting rid of the old. Since our skin creates new skin cells about every 3 days, we can help by using a scrub or microderm abrasion cream to get rid of the dead skin on top.
You’re Doing it Wrong
Did you know there’s a right way to use moisturizer? It works best when you’re not in a hurry, and take the time to work it in to your skin, especially the areas that need it the most. Go ahead! take the time to give yourself a little face massage every day!
If your moisturizer still isn’t quite cutting it, especially in the winter, try using it on wet skin just after cleansing. Remind yourself by keeping your moisturizer in the shower.