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6 mistakes you might be making when applying moisturizer 

It seems like everyone has their own misperception about moisturizer…  

13/09/2021

Moisturizer is an essentail step in any daily skincare routine. Using moisturizer frequently and correctly soften our skin textures, creating a better canvas for your make-up application. Not to mention, moisturized skin also ages slower.

However, these are 6 common mistakes when using moisturizer you should avoid!

1. Using more expensive products guarantees results.

As I shared previously, using expensive product do not guarantee flawless skin. If you are thinking whether you should spend a fortune on your moisturizer, I would personally start with the basic, affordable products first, before spending money on any expensive moisturizer. Personally, I like using moisturizers from Korean and Japanese brands as they are gentle and suitable for Asian skin.

2. Using too much or too little moisturizer.

Using too much moisturizer at a time can clog pores and cause acne. You don’t have to use 2-3 moisturizers at once, depending on where you live and your skin type. On the other hand, if we don’t use enough moisturizer, our skin will become dehydrated. I usually apply a coin-size amount of moisturizer for both face and neck.

3. Not using moisturizer for oily skin.

Some might be mistaken that oily skin doesn’t need moisturizer, which is completely wrong! Actually, our skin produces more oil when it’s dehydrated. Thus, if you have oily skin, make sure to keep using moisturizer. You can pick a gel product so that it’s light and quick-absorbed into your skin.

4. Not using moisturizer for your neck.

Neck is the skin area that will show our ages but we usually forget about. Whenever using moisturizer, be sure to apply for your neck also. This applies for sunscreen too!

5. Using moisturizer when your skin is dry.

Remember that moisturizer is used to lock the moisture in our skin, so that our skin stay hydrated and soft. However, if our skin is dry then what moisture is there to lock in? I usually use moisturizer right after cleaning my face when my skin is still damp. 

6. Applying makeup right after moisturize.

Just like any other skincare item, moisturizer also needs time to absorb. We should avoid applying makeup right after moisturizer, which will usually clog pores. I usually massage my face for 3 minutes after moisturizing, then apply makeup.

Are you making any of these mistakes? Comment below your questions about your moisturizing routine!

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