Most of us take great care while purchasing skin care products, but the same cannot be said for their use. It is often seen that people benefit differently while using the same products.There are several reasons behind this like, varying body responses and also different ways of applying these products.It can also not be ruled out that the products in reality do not work as claimed by manufactures.However, quite often the cause is improper application of skin care products.
It must be understood that the products like creams, lotions, gels etc, are chemicals that are applied topically and have biological effects.This implies that there are several factors that will influence its efficacy.First and foremost is the strength of the active ingredient of the product.Next is its absorption into the body, which further depends on certain factors like the temperature of the skin, its hydration level as well as the environment.It is important to take care of specific issues while applying the products to ensure their proper absorption and effectiveness.
Ensure that you clean your skin before applying skin care products.Remember to use warm and not hot water for the cleaning process because the latter has a drying effect that hastens aging. On the other hand, if you intend to apply a product that is oil based and could cause pore clogging, splash some cool water on your face to constrict the pores.Another very important point to keep in mind when applying these products is that the best time to do so is right after a bath when the body is warm and moist and most receptive to absorbing whatever you pat on.
One barrier that may be present while applying skin care products is a dead cell layer.With age and also due to neglect, the top most layer of the skin may accumulate a lot of dead and dry cells making a thick layer that prevents proper penetration of the applied products to the deepest layers of the skin.To remove dead skin, scrubs containing microdermabrading agents can be used at home regularly or you may even take the help of professional microdermabrasion techniques to bring out youthful and radiant skin.This will also enable the applied skin care products to work properly for the desired results.Microdermabrasion also promotes production of collagen and elastin, which strengthen the skin structure and help overcome fine lines, wrinkles etc.
Now comes the actual application of skin care products.Take your time to apply the products.Remember to be gentle and never stretch the skin.Do not handle your skin roughly as it is a delicate structure that can sag easily with improper handling.Employ short and firm strokes while applying the product and massage the area by gently tapping it with your fingertips for half a minute.This will enhance blood flow and consequent incorporation of the applied product.
Some people have sensitive skins that could flare up with the application of these products.It is therefore very important to first test whether or not the product is suitable for your skin.For this, do the patch test by applying the product in a small amount on the underside of your elbow.Wait for twenty-four hours for a reaction to appear.If there is no adverse reaction, you can go ahead and safely apply the product.
If you follow these tips regarding application of these products you will never go wrong.Very soon you will notice the results that you have been striving hard to achieve, in the form of a youthful and radiant skin.