Fall is upon us, and I couldn’t be happier! Contrary to pretty much everyone I know, I generally don’t like summer. I don’t like summer clothes, I can’t stand extreme heat, my allergies flare…I much prefer spring or fall weather. Now that temperatures are cooling however, I find that it’s more important than ever to ensure that my skin stays moisturized. For many of you, this may mean simply investing in a heavier moisturizer. While I do like to buy somewhat thicker creams in the colder months, I find that my combination skin still can’t handle anything too heavy, otherwise I’ll break out. Cold cream style moisturizers have sadly never worked for me. Even so, I still need a way to effectively moisturize my face (I tend to get dry patches along my cheeks) or else my skin will hurt and even break out in eczema. Luckily, I discovered a trick that helps your skin retain moisture WAY so much better. Since using this trick, my skin is literally always dewy. I recently had a facial, and my esthetician marvelled at how hydrated my skin was.
So what is this magical trick?
The trick is to apply your moisturizer to damp skin and massage it into your skin.
What I’ll do is take a face mist, you can use whichever one you prefer, and mist my face right out of the shower. I’ll give it a minute or so to penetrate my skin, and then I’ll go in with my moisturizer, taking a few minutes to really work it into my skin and give myself a nice massage. Your skin absorbs products way more effectively when it’s damp, so your moisturizer will go deeper into your skin. Massaging the product is also great because you can massage until your skin becomes more tacky then damp, so that way you’re not walking around with droplets of water on your face. Massage helps to really work the product into your skin as well, plus it helps to tone the muscles of your face, making your face appear slimmer.
My favourite mists to use are Grape water from Caudalie, and also thermal spring water from both Avene and La Roche Posay.
Trust me guys, this works.