Moisturizer is an essential part of any skincare routine, but if you make certain mistakes, you could sabotage your skin. While everyone needs a moisturizer, not all moisturizers work for everyone. Look for one with ingredients that work with your skin type. Some of the biggest mistakes are:
1. YOU DON’T USE ONE AT ALL
Everyone needs a moisturizer no matter how oily your skin is. Hydrated skin reflects light and plumps the skin for a more youthful appearance. Moisturizer also prepares skin for more potent ingredients such as retinol.
Even if you have oily skin you still need to use a moisturizer. Not using a moisturizer could be the reason why you have oily skin in the first place. That’s because your skin produces more sebum to compensate the dryness resulting in shiny, oily skin. Make sure to use a moisturizer at least once a day. If you have oily skin try our Neocutis BioGel formulation that delivers the anti-aging benefits of PSP® in a lighter gel option for skin that is more prone to oil and shine.
2. YOU APPLY TO AGGRESSIVELY
Take your time and be gentle especially around the eye area. Tugging can actually cause wrinkles and sagging skin. Make sure to use your ring finger since it is weaker it forces you to be more gentle.
3. YOU DON’T USE THE RIGHT MOISTURIZER FOR YOUR SKIN TYPE
Everyone needs a moisturizer, but not everyone has the same skin type. Look for ingredients that are right for you. For instance, if you have oily skin use a light-weight and non-comedogenic moisturizer to avoid clogged pores. If you have sensitive skin stay away from products that have fragrances in them, they can sometimes be irritating.
We like Neocutis BioCream: nourishing protein blend including human growth factors and cytokines for state-of-the-art skin revitalization. Also free of color additives and fragrances.
4. YOU DONT LET YOUR MOISTURIZER “SINK” IN BEFORE APPLYING YOUR MAKEUP
Apply your makeup a few minutes after you have applied your moisturizer. If you do this, your makeup is more likely to last all day. If you are in a rush blot your skin first with a tissue. Then apply your makeup.
5. YOU DON’T EXFOLIATE ENOUGH
You will never experience full benefits of moisturizer if you don’t exfoliate the top layer of your skin. Your best bet is you use the Clarisonic brush daily and retinol as prescribed by your skin care professional. The Clarisonic brush has been proven to provide 6x better cleansing than hands along, resulting in healthy skin that can better absorb products.