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Moisturizing Mistakes You Need to Avoid

a woman applying moisturizer on her face


For skin, moisturizing is something that requires utmost attention. For healthy skin, it must be well hydrated so that it feels nourished every time. But there are incidences when even after applying moisturizing products your skin feels dry and irritated. What does that indicate?  It may seem simple to you that there is nothing in applying moisturizer to your face and skin. But this isn't the case. 

There always involves some refined technique that you must follow for making this application of moisturizer effective on your skin. 

Applying moisturizer to your body and face may seem easy, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t a technique required for it. 

Also, it must be seen whether the moisturizer you are using nourishes your skin according to the skin type or requirements or whether your skin is able to absorb all the essential nutrients that you are providing it with. 

Some Moisturizing Mistakes To Avoid

  • Application On Dirty Skin

The most common mistake that most people make is moisturizing their dirty skin. The main function of the moisturizer is to provide a barrier against the dryness that makes your skin rough and itchy. This barrier makes the skin hydrated all the time. This barrier also protects your skin against allergens, bacteria, and many of the irritants that can make your skin healthy and nourished. 

So when you moisturize dirty skin you are eventually locking in all the bad things that can harm your skin deeply and further make it very vulnerable to many skin disorders.   So skin can only get the most out of any product when it is completely hydrated. 

You should always moisturize your skin as soon as you take your bath.

  • Make Patience Your Best Friend

There are several products that are floating in the market with various claims. People with their specific concerns do apply these products to get benefitted. But what most people lack is the patience to witness the result.   We use a variety of products one after another to get our desires. While such experimentation only harms your skin and even makes your skin disorders symptoms worse. So you need to stick to your moisturizing product once you make a choice according to your specific skin problem so that you can get the full benefit out of it. 

  • Don't Rub It Hard

It is the application method that we should consider very minutely because that is the thing that makes all the difference. We all know deep in our hearts that we only take a few seconds to apply any moisturizer and with a very rough hand and assume that  we get the most beautiful skin in no time. 

But that's a complete myth. So if you apply any product with such an aggressiveness your skin is never going to accept such behavior it will fight back which ultimately leads to settling that no one would want to fight. So you need to be gentle while dealing with your skin disorder to prevent it from getting further damaged.

  • Use Of Various Fragrances

We all would want to smell good. For this, we all try various market-available products to make ourselves smell good. But you should be very cautious if you are a person with sensitive skin as these sprays can irritate your sensitive skin and make your condition worse. So first understand what ingredients can irritate your skin and always read the label to mark their presence.   

  • Never Skip Your Neck

It is quite a big mistake and an embarrassing one too when you skip your neck in your daily skincare routine. It is the part of your body that is exposed to the sun most of the time. So it is very much needed to treat your neck with the same concern as that for other parts of your body. So do shield it with sunscreen, hydrating lotion, and the retinoids. 
  • Use Of Same Moisturizer  Every Time

It is clinically precautioned to use the same moisturizer at day and night time. It must be supplemented with some serums. During day time you should be using a moisturizer with SPF and antioxidants whereas at night time your moisturizer must be focusing on repairing your skin.  So a thick layer of moisturizer that can help you in healing must be used at alternate hours throughout the day to help your skin with much-needed nourishment.  

Other specific mistakes that most people often do in moisturizing are..

  • Hesitate to apply it on acne-prone skin
  • Choosing the wrong ingredient
  • Application of foundation before moisturization

How To Select A MOISTURIZER For Oily Skin?

You should look for the labels to have the specific ingredients in your moisturizer which you require most. Also, certain other things to put your eyes on …. 
  • Use a moisturizing serum
  • Have a non-greasy formula
  • Be assured of its non-comedogenicity. 
  • Also don't overdo the moisturization. 
  • Always apply on damp skin.

How To Select  The Moisturizer For Dry Skin?

If the moisturizer suits your skin then it can help in relieving the itchiness, dryness, and redness of your skin and will repair and soothe the skin. Some other points to remain in your mind while choosing the best moisturizer for dry skin are:

  • Look for the hydration
  • Avoid irritants
  • Always consider your skin type in making your choice for the product

Take Away

You should be very careful while selecting any skin product for yourself as it should not cause any kind of allergy to you. While the most important feature is having a customized skincare routine. While in your skin are kit moisturizer is a topic that is never on the negotiating table. It must be in the first place to treat or heal your skin. Moisturized skin is the first requirement to apply for creating a solid base for the application of other ingredients on your skin.