Tres Belle Spa: Are You Washing Your Face Wrong? April 17 2019
I thought of naming this post "You're Doing It Wrong" but, anyone who didn't get the Mr.Mom 80's movie reference would think I was just mean. I am not mean, I care and that's why I am sharing some wee course corrections you can make to get the most out of your skincare. I am going to share really simple stuff like...the correct way to apply eye cream. I realized recently many folks out there are making some errors that could effect results. I swear I reference Oprah's classic bomb drop "Most women are wearing the wrong bra size." more than anyone has a right to 30 yrs (?) later. It has come to my attention that many are cleaning their face and applying eye cream wrong. In this post I won't be talking specific products, just application how-to's.
Photo by Matthew Tkocz
How To Clean Your Face:
DO: Use upward motions to apply cleanser. #upupup
* You want your skin to stay up, train it.
DO NOT: Move hands up and down and round and round.
DO: Use cool to cold water to rinse.
* Cold water de-puffs, and tightens skin.
DO NOT: Use hot water.
DO: Exfoliate with a tiny bit of baking soda, very gently.
* baking soda brightens and shrinks pores
DO NOT: Use apricot scrub, the uneven shape of the grains can puncture the skin.
How To Apply Toner:
DO: Apply 4-5 drops onto a cotton round and tap in an upward motion on face.
* Gentle tapping will keep skin from getting irritated.
DO NOT: Rub toner onto face in the same manner as cleanser because, it's not.
How To Apply Eye Cream:
DO: Tap a small amount from the outside to inside.
* This application gives a lymphatic drain and takes away puffiness.
DO NOT: Pull the under eye area back and forth
How To Mask:
DO: Begin by cleansing and toning. Leave mask for at least 10 minutes.
* Most masks need 20 minutes. Read directions on product.
DO NOT: Leave on longer than directed. You can harm the skin.
I hope these tips are helpful. Sometimes you won't get the results you're looking for if you're application is incorrect. You might even see a change in the efficacy of your products. I hope so. If you're interested in coming to see us at Tres Belle Spa for more skincare info, please contact us HERE.
Yours In Sunscreen,
Proprietress, Tres Belle Spa