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You probably know that women spend a lot of time (and a lot of money) on their beauty routine. Much of this price tag comes from skincare. (Anti-aging serums are not cheap!) But how much effort and money could you ask? Well, the average woman spends $ 8 a day on her face and uses 16 products before she leaves home. According to a skinstore survey among 3,000 women aged 1
This arsenal of products is not cheap either. The same survey found New York women, in particular, the life of skin care products and cosmetics will reduce to up to $ 300,000. (And hey, we believe that if you have dry, itchy skin on your face in the winter, you're doing almost everything to make it disappear.)
If you spend your hard-earned money, if you If you're looking for the latest "Yoga Skin" light, it makes sense to maximize every product in your toolbox. Finding the right products for your skin is a matter of trial and error (and what you eat also affects your skin). Fortunately, there are hacks that help maximize their effectiveness – and you do not always have to buy the most expensive product. You have heard all the benefits of exfoliation. Learn a few trade secrets to make your potions and lotions even more productive.
# 1 Always mix oils with creams.
Your skin naturally has a delicate balance of oils and water and oil from its own can does not penetrate the surface. "Think of a salad dressing – oil and water are on top of each other," says Anne Yeaton, a trained Aesthetic Surgeon and Erase MediSpa in Lake Forest, IL. "That's the same thing that's going to happen on your skin, so there has to be an active ingredient that can penetrate that barrier." If you incorporate facial oils into your routine, you need to mix the oil with a cream product that will hold oil as a passenger and penetrate the skin. (P.S. The order in which you use your skin care products is just as important.)
# 2 Do not wash your face with your hands.
What do you say? It sounds strange, but stop: "Cleaners do not remove dead skin cells, but the finger pads are too soft to take off," explains Yeaton. Instead of going to the city to scrub with your hands, add a pea-sized drop of cleanser to a washcloth or even a small square of woven gauze (which you can buy from Amazon) to help exfoliate during cleansing or invest Into a Clarisonic Facial Cleansing Brush
# 3 Scrub under your eyes.
You know that the crayfish skin is more and more under your eyes every year? Everything too good? Yes. The way you cleanse (or not cleanse) your face could be a culprit. "It's been rumored in your head that under-eye skin is sensitive, and that, but often you're scared to clean that area," says Yeaton. "The reason most people walk around there with wrinkles is because they do not get the dead skin off and just throw things over it."
If the thought of wasting this expensive eye cream is not true enough, consider how to prevent wrinkles by scrubbing under each eye. The tighter the skin can be while cleansing, the better, says Yeaton. Therefore, when peeling, gently pull each side out to allow the products to penetrate better. (Dark circles are more of a problem, so remove dark circles for ever.)
# 4 Do not use fingers to apply serums.
Your hands can absorb a lot of product beforehand. It reaches your face, especially in winter, when the skin on your hands tends to be very dry. Extend the lifespan of your serums (and increase their effectiveness) by applying the drops directly to your face with a dropper, says Amy Linde, beautician at the Ritz-Carlton Spa Orlando, Grande Lakes. "Use five drops: one on your forehead, one on each cheek, one on your chin, and one on your neck / décolleté," suggests Linde.
# 5 Wash your face only once a day.
Skin twice a day is exaggerated because it removes all oils from the skin, and oils keep us safe, "says Yeaton, who recommends washing the face only once – at night, just as the body sleeps overnight It also helps to repair oneself, so it's important to remove dead skin cells before going to bed, she says (see also: The Best Anti-Aging Night Creams According to Dermatologists)
# 6 Bring Eye products can be used on the eyelids as primers or around the lips for early-stage wrinkles Therefore, you do not necessarily have to buy separate products for each area, says Linde, because ocular serums are better than their own due to their lower molecular structure Eye creams, which allows a better penetration into sensitive areas (see also: Multitasking beauty products that save you a lot of time in the morning)
# 7 Do not be afraid
Many people believe that the process known as derma planing involves shaving the "peach fuzz" that covers you. The face that is actually meant to remove the outermost layer of dead skin – the stratum corneum Your pores open for the preservation of all delicious skincare products, says Yeaton. Although there are YouTube videos showing how it is done at home, this is a routine for skin care that is not intended for home improvement. "The blade has to be held at a certain angle, or you only get hair, so you want to go to someone who has been trained in how to do it right," she says.