The Best Way to Apply Moisturizer

Applying moisturizer seems pretty straightforward—just squeeze a small amount, then apply on the skin. But did you know that applying your moisturizer correctly can make a big difference on your skin health?

Moisturizing is an important part of a good skin routine. After cleansing and toning, you apply moisturizer to keep your skin properly hydrated. It’s also important to do it correctly to get the best results from your product.

Take note of these steps to maximize your favorite moisturizer and keep your skin in good shape:

Use only a quarter-sized dollop.

Slathering more product does not make it more effective, so there’s no need to use up a huge blob of moisturizer. A quarter-sized dollop (approximately ¼ teaspoon) is a safe bet, and you can adjust how much you use depending on how dry your skin is.

Dap and tap.

Avoid vigorously rubbing the product on your face, as this can cause irritation and redness. Instead, use the dap and tap method, which is gentler.

  • Pat from your nose across your cheeks, then swirl in circular motions
  • Using your ring finger, dab and pat the product starting from the center of your face, then move and out across your forehead.
  • Let the product absorb properly.

If you’re planning to layer makeup afterward, make sure that the moisturizer is fully absorbed by the skin when you apply it on your face. Otherwise, the wetness can interfere with the powders you’ll be putting on your face, then you’ll have to start over.

Tip: It’s best to use a moisturizer that is easily absorbed by the skin, like Celeteque Hydration Facial Moisturizer, which enriched with hydrating ingredients without the greasy feeling.


Don’t neglect your eye area and your neck.

For your neck and décolletage, apply a liberal amount to your neck, throat and chest area. Because the skin around the eye area is delicate, it is recommended that you invest in a separate eye cream.

Moisturizing is a vital step in your skin care routine. Just like makeup, the art lies in the application: your technique is just as important as the moisturizer you use. Practice the tips mentioned above and your skin is sure to reap the full benefits of your moisturizer.

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