You probably already know that deep hydrating cream is one of the most important parts of any skin care routine. Regardless of your age or skin type, you should be using a moisturizer two times a day, both in the morning and before bed. However, even if you are regularly moisturizing, you may be making one of these common mistakes and sabotaging the success of your skin care routine.
Not Using Enough Deep Hydrating Cream
A common misconception about deep hydrating cream is that using too much of it is bad for your skin or can cause excessive oil production. In reality, if you are not properly hydrating, your skin produces more oil to make up for the lack of moisture. You should be using at least a nickel sized amount of your moisturizer every time you use it. In addition to your face, you should be applying the cream to your neck and chest. With any leftover, hydrate your hands and cuticles. It is highly unlikely that you would ever use enough hydrating cream to actually damage your skin.
Using Too Many Products
Many people overthink their skin care routines, combining their deep hydrating cream with a myriad of other products. When it comes to hydrating your skin, choose one moisturizing product that works for your skin type and is focused on your main issue, whether that is dryness, redness, or something else. Then, stick with it until you start to see your desired results. Using too many products can cause conflicts between the ingredients and actually give you an adverse reaction rather than a positive one.
Moving Too Quickly Through Your Routine
When you are trying to get ready in the morning or preparing for bed after a long day, it can be tempting to speed through your skincare routine. However, if you apply other products directly on top of your moisturizer, you are keeping your skin from reaping its full benefit. Your moisturizer needs at least 10 minutes to soak into your skin and start working before it gets covered up with anything else. Apply moisturizer right after cleansing and then brush your teeth or do another part of your routine before putting on makeup or any other products.
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