You might be surprised to find out that there are several ways to apply creams and lotions in order to achieve the result that you are looking for.
First, wash your face with lukewarm water; pat dry with a clean towel. Water washes off dead skin and dirt. Next, apply a small amount of cream to your finger and spread evenly on your face. Gently massage your skin in an upwards motion until the cream is absorbed into the skin. You neither want to tag and pull, nor apply too much pressure. Wait about 10 minutes before you apply makeup.
For the forehead use a gentle circular motion until cream is absorbed into the skin.
Lastly, don’t forget your neck! The skin on your neck is delicate and prone to all of the changes that occur on your face, including wrinkles. Apply cream on your neck in upward motion.
The skin around your eyes is thin and delicate. Choose an eye cream with the purest and highest quality ingredients. First, wash the areas around your eyes with warm water. Gently apply pressure with a clean towel to absorb excess water. Next, apply a small amount of eye cream (pea size or less) by using your ring finger only – the muscles in this finger are weaker than other fingers. Most likely you won’t pull or rub too strongly, or apply to much pressure that could damage delicate skin under the eye. Massage from inner (near tear duct, but not too close) to outer corner. Continue dabbing, again from inner to outer corner, until cream is totally absorbed into the skin. Don’t forget to apply cream to your brow bone area located underneath your eyebrows.
Always apply body lotion or body cream after taking a shower or bath – your body will absorb it better. For most people some parts of the body such as hands, elbows and knees require more attention. After you apply lotion or cream, make sure to wait 15 minutes to allow it to absorb fully into your skin before you start to put on clothes. Keep in mind that lotion and cream are both emollients to keep your skin supple and hydrated. Body cream is heavier than lotion and can be used when your skin is very dry, or to target drier areas.
It is not the amount of the product you put on your skin but rather the quality of the product. Yes, for organic high-quality creams you pay more but you will achieve far better results.