Stocking up on skincare products is an activity many women enjoy. But even the best formulas will go to waste if they aren’t put on correctly. Patricia Wexler, a New York-based dermatologist, shared some of her top tips for applying products with Allure magazine.
According to Wexler, “the general rule is that light products go under heavy ones. Think about it – if you try to put a thin serum over a thick cream, there’s no way it will penetrate.” But, aside from order, there are other important components to putting on lotions and potions.
Therapeutic products, such as Murad Age-Diffusing Serum, should be applied after showering, as the formulas work best in direct contact with skin, the expert reports. However, women looking to combat a multitude of problems at once should consider purchasing one multi-functional product, like Murad Anti-Aging Acne Treatment, which aims to eliminate breakouts while preventing signs of aging.
Ladies should also remember to read labels, Wexler adds, as certain ingredients have restrictions and work best when paired with other products. Too much of the same product can result in irritation. Of course, if you’re not sure how to choose a good skincare brand, you can always perform a quick Google search before trying out a new product.