Holland & Barrett
Available in the Play Store
There is nothing quite like a moisturising body massage, but what about our faces?
Your facial skin is actually much thinner than the skin on the rest of your body. And unlike the body, which we tend to cover in some clothing, the face is exposed to dry wind, the hot sun, UV rays, dirt, and more.
Hence, if you have slightly dry skin, you will often want to use a separate moisturiser for your face.
The best time to apply facial moisturiser is morning and night, or after washing your face.
Avoid applying moisturiser to soaking wet skin – first pat yourself dry with a towel. The key is to apply it straight away, rather than an hour or so later when your skin as totally dried. This helps to lock in the moisture, and slightly damp skin tends to absorb products more readily.
A gentle massaging motion when applying the moisturiser can help stimulate circulation and circular strokes can help with puffiness. Otherwise, pat the moisturiser on. Definitely don’t rub it in aggressively!
Be careful to avoid contact with the eyes and broken skin. Ideally you should moisturise daily.
To complement your moisturising routine, go for warm rather than boiling hot showers and pat your face dry rather than rubbing it. Also aim to drink at least eight cups of water daily.