How to Apply Your Moisturizer

Back in my day, skincare routines were simple. Cleanser, toner, moisturizer. Done. Today, the requirements tend to get overshadowed by the fun stuff — essences, acids, ampoules, serums, oils, mists, masks, and more — meaning it’s probably time to revisit the basics. I am quilty in doing a 10 step routine.  Starting with how to apply your moisturizer.

Effective moisturizers serve two functions: hydrating your skin, then keeping that moisture locked in.  Moisturizers typically do this with one of two classes of ingredients (or sometimes both): humectants and occlusives. Humectants bind to water and hold moisture in the outermost layer of the skin. Essentially, these ingredients — including hyaluronic acid and glycerin — pull hydration in. Occlusives form a barrier between your skin and the outside environment, protecting it from moisture loss. Silicones, butters, and waxes have occlusive properties, and these seal hydration in. Both support the function of  skin’s natural moisture barrier.

Why does this matter? Because a balanced moisture barrier is basically the key to your best skin ever. A lot of general skin concerns, like dryness, dehydration, sensitized skin, oiliness, and acne, actually are symptoms of a compromised moisture barrier and can be repaired by repairing a damaged moisture barrier. This is why I choose Algallure®’s Age Defying Daytime & Night Moisturizer . No matter your skin condition or concerns, keeping your skin moisturized and hydrated is key to keeping your skin’s moisture barrier happy, healthy, and operating.

Ahead, everything you need to know about the skincare staple — including where it belongs in your routine, what ingredients to look for, and how to maximize your moisturization.

Apply Your Moisturizer After Your Serum

I recommend applying products from thinnest to thickest. Serums are typically thinner than moisturizers, so I recommend moisturizer be applied after serum.  Algallure®’s Age Defying Serum

Apply It To Wet Skin For Best Results

Moisturizing your skin while it’s still damp will maximize hydration. This is particularly effective if your moisturizer of choice includes a humectant. Moisturizers that contain Hyaluronic acid which helps your skin to draw in water, are more effective when there is water available for the humectant ingredient to bind to. Another big reason to use  Algallure®’s Age Defying Daytime & Night Moisturizers. Having the right ingredients are crucial for great skin. And this line has just the ingredients for healthy, beautiful skin.

Slather It On Twice A Day

A gentle moisturizer can be used every day or as often as you wish .I advise Algallure® users to apply moisturizer in the morning and in the evening after cleansing. And the night moisturizer is more moisturizing so when you are sleeping and regenerating those cells it helps your skin during this process.

But There’s No Need To Go Crazy

One or two pumps is usually sufficient. You want to put enough to moisturize your skin, but you do not want to put too much and clog your pores. Algallure® pump has efficient amount for your skin. 2 pumps are perfect for face and neck.

Even Oily Skin Needs Moisture

If your skin is dehydrated, it is lacking water, and if your skin is dry, it is lacking oil [sebum]. Just think of sebum and water like peanut butter and jelly. Your skin needs both  oil and water to be balanced. This is why it’s important to stick with a consistent moisturizing routine, even if your skin is naturally oily. Another reason Algallure® is perfect for oilier skin also. Just use half a pump and really massage it in your face, neck and decollete.

Moisturizing May Actually Balance Oil Production

Scientific studies have shown that when our skin is deficient in linoleic acid and predominantly composed of oleic acid, the skin’s natural sebum becomes thick and sticky, thus clogging pores and exacerbating acne and various skin ailments. When adding linoleic acid to your skincare routine should help your sebum levels regulate. Essentially, it will help balance the oil production for those with excessive oil production or those who lack it.

These Are The Ingredients To Look For

Hyaluronic acid is an ingredient known to have a positive effect on the appearance of wrinkles and skin elasticity. I am also a fan of aloe (A staple ingredient known to soothe skin), shea butter (Which fills tiny cracks in the skin), PhycoDerm® (“A natural, plant-based(algae) antioxidant that fights wrinkle-forming free radicals) found in all of Algallure®‘s products.

 

November 29th 2019
Tiffany, Health and Beauty 4ever
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