Have you ever found yourself saying, “My skin isn’t feeling well these days,” even though I haven’t changed how I apply lotion? This care method may not be suitable for “current skin”, which has become thin and vulnerable to irritation. Let’s aim for moist skin from the inside with the simple care introduced this time.
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- Time to apply lotion! Ideally, “immediately after washing your face” and “within 5 minutes after getting out of the bath”
- Applying lotion gently with both hands is the basic rule so as not to rub the skin.
- Care after lotion is also important! Be sure to cover with oil
Time to apply lotion! Ideally, “immediately after washing your face” and “within 5 minutes after getting out of the bath”
The most effective timing to apply lotion is “immediately after washing your face”. I think there are many people who practice in the morning, but how about after taking a bath at night? Wipe your body, put on your clothes, wipe your hair with a towel… There must be a lot of people who put lotion on the back burner.
At first glance, the skin feels moist after a bath, but the sebum is washed away by washing the face and the body temperature rises, so the inside of the skin is actually very easy to dry. Therefore, it is necessary to replenish water as soon as possible.
After gently wiping off sweat and moisture with a towel, apply lotion within 5 minutes after getting out of the bath at the latest.
Applying lotion gently with both hands is the basic rule so as not to rub the skin.
Even the same lotion can have different effects depending on how it is applied. Applying an adequate amount correctly and carefully is the shortcut to moist and beautiful skin.
For aging skin, we recommend using both hands to apply gently. After menopause, the secretion of female hormones decreases sharply, and substances such as collagen that generate skin also decrease. The skin is thinner and more fragile than it was when young, so even the slightest stimulation, such as hitting the skin strongly with a hand or patting it with a cotton pad, can damage the skin and cause spots and wrinkles. There are things that can happen.
Also, it is essential to use the right amount. Even if it is an expensive lotion, if the amount is too small, not only will the original power of the product not be demonstrated, but it will also cause the skin to be rubbed when trying to forcibly stretch the small amount.
The two most important points for fragile aged skin are “apply by hand without rubbing” and “use an appropriate amount” . Now, I will explain how to attach it in detail.
After taking out a 500-yen coin’s worth of lotion, stretch it from both palms to the fingertips, and gently warm the palms together. When the lotion becomes the same as body temperature, it becomes easier for the skin to accept it and it penetrates steadily.
Don’t rub your skin too hard to get it to penetrate quickly, as it will damage your skin. Gently blend in as if wrapping with the palm of your hand. Start with your cheeks, then your chin, forehead, and nose. Since the skin around the eyes and mouth is particularly thin and prone to dryness, use your fingertips to gently blend in. When the skin is so sticky that your hands can absorb it, it is a signal that it has penetrated.
Care after lotion is also important! Be sure to cover with oil
The role of lotion is to provide moisture. In order to retain the moisture, it is necessary to cover the lotion with an oily milky lotion or serum. By balancing moisture and oil content, you can develop skin with a high barrier function that can withstand strong UV rays in summer and severe dryness in winter.
I introduced how to apply a lotion that delivers moisture to aging skin.
By paying attention to two things, “apply with your hands without rubbing” and “use an appropriate amount”, you can keep your skin moisturized and beautiful without damaging aging skin that has become thin.