Although it can sometimes seem like a tedious step, our facial moisturizer is the one stalwart in our skin care routines. We may skip the retinol or toner from time to time, but no matter how much of a rush we’re in or how minimal of a look we’re going for, we can never skimp on our favorite moisturizer—applied morning and night, of course. With that being said we should know the correct way to apply our moisturizer, right?
There are a few specific steps for correctly applying a facial moisturizer, and chances are you’ve been skipping a few important ones. Changing the techniques with which you apply your moisturizer, the amount you use, and even which finger you use for application will maximize your moisturizer’s effectiveness and keep your skin in tip-top shape. It doesn’t matter if you’re shelling out for a high-end product or working on a budget: If you don’t apply it properly, it’s useless.