Which woman doesn’t want satin-smooth, dewy and perfectly moisturized skin? Probably, to obtain your desired skin, you apply lots of moisturizer. But to be honest, just applying a thick amount of moisturizer doesn’t work, does it?
Well, here are four steps that you need to follow before bed, so that you wake up with perfectly smooth, moisturized skin the next morning.
STEP 1: Hydrating serums
Serums are one of the most underrated skin products. They are as light as water, and they’re filled with hyaluronic acid and collagen-boosting ceramides. The best part about them is that they immediately get absorbed into your skin.
Just apply a few drops of it onto your cleansed, dry face, wait for a few minutes, and moisturize.
STEP 2: Moisturizing
Of course, you already know how to moisturize, right? Well, even if you do, it’s also important to know the type of moisturizer you should be using. Go for dermatologist-approved moisturizers, which are filled with ceramides and glycerine. They boost cell repair and lock in moisture. As soon as your serum dries on your face, apply a dollop of moisturizer. Make sure that you apply it all the way to your neck.
STEP 3: Occlusives
Often confused with moisturizers, occlusives don’t add any actual moisture to your skin. Instead, they seal in your skin’s moisture. Petroleum jelly is one of the best occlusives, and it’s readily available in the market. However, if you feel weird about applying petroleum jelly all over your face, you can try one that contains petrolatum or paraffin. Apply a small amount of it after moisturizing; then it won’t clog your pores.
STEP 4: Facial oil
MYTH: Applying oil to your face makes you look oil-slicked, and it can lead to breakouts.
FACT: Oils penetrates the layers of your skin, and it provides deep, immense hydration.
So YES! Applying oil to your face is good for your skin.
When layered over serums, moisturizers and occlusives, facial oils give your skin a deep dose of hydration. They also lock in all the ingredients that you’ve applied to your face. Just use a few drops of facial oil before going to bed; we recommend pure coconut oil.