Taking care of your skin is the best way to prevent signs of aging, skin cancer, eczema, rashes and other skin conditions. Keep skin hydrated and moist is the key to keeping it healthy. It can be difficult to know exactly what is the best way to moisturize your skin, especially with the bevy of creams, lotions and other products that are available on the market. Regardless of the products that you choose, the simple fact that you do moisturize regularly-once in the morning, preferably with a lotion that containts SPF, and once at night- will make a world of difference in the quality of your skin. No matter what kind of moisturizers you choose to use, there are a few critical steps to correctly moisturizing your face. Following these will ensure that your skin retains a beautiful, radiant, youthful glow for years to come.
Begin with clean skin. Start by splashing your face with water and moistening your skin to start. Apply a gentle, nonabrasive cleanser to your skin in a circular motion. Gently massage your skin, allowing the cleanser to lift out dirt and impurities. Gently rinse the cleanser off your skin with several splashes of warm water, leaving skin slightly damp. Gently, in a circular motion, apply moisturizer to your face, avoiding the eye area. Moisturizer can't work without water so make sure your skin is still damp before putting your lotion on. Massage the lotion into your skin and allow it to absorb completely before applying any makeup. Ideally, your moisturizer will have SPF in it, but this is only necessary for your morning routine, as you won't be exposed to the sun's rays in your sleep. It is also a good idea do invest in an eye cream to keep the area around your eyes moisturized. Pat eye cream gently into the area around the area and allow the skin to absorb the moisture. Washing your face more than twice a day will strip your skin of its natural oils, so remember to keep washing to a minimum.