With this crazy winter weather my skin has been unbelievably dry. Since I have been determined to educate myself about skin care, and specifically how to properly care/correct for my skin issues, I have started to do some digging on moisturizer. Not just which kind I should be using but how to use it. It’s not just about slapping it on your skin and calling it a day. There is SO much more to it…
Amount & Activate: Even if you think the freezing temperatures have beat your skin up (Can I get an amen?!) don’t feel obligated to overload the moisturizer. This can lead to clogged pores and wasting product. Also, don’t forget before you apply the moisturizer to your face to rub the moisturizer between your hands (think of it kind of like heating it up) for a couple moments (you should also do this with your serums you place on prior).
Direction: The one thing I wish someone told me when I was younger was to always use upward motion when applying your skin products. Think about it. You want your skin to stay taught and strong, yanking down on it is not going to do that.
Don’t Forget Your Neck: Another thing I wish I was told when I was young was to not forget your neck. To prevent those evil neck wrinkles don’t forget that your neck is an extension of your face. Also, keep that direction motion upward! Pick the Right Formula: Everyone’s skin needs are different, so one moisturizer does not necessarily fit all. Make sure you are picking out the correct moisturizer for your skin type to ensure you’re getting the maximum benefits. Since I have been dying to get a more glow-y (Pretending its warm and tropical out. No, it’s not snowing outside. I woke up like this.) look with my makeup I have been starting out my getting ready routine with Olay Luminous Whip Moisturizer. It is so light for day, minimizes pores (I’ve been skipping a primer when I use it) and it gives me that healthy glow from within look. The formula is weightless and the leaves skin feeling soft and smooth with a matte finish. Truly the moisturizer that does it all.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Olay. The opinions and text are all mine.