- Circular Movements should be made with very light pressure applied on the skin
- Patting movement is also recommended but not very easy to get used to
Applying moisturizer properly is a very important part of the skin care ritual. The application technique affects the skin in the long run because of the regular movement of the skin which happens during the application. So, there are certain correct and wrong methods of application which we shall discuss for every part of the face and neck.
Rubbing of the eyes is not recommend at all so only patting motion should be used to apply under-eye creams or any oil of choice. Circular Movement will cause movement of the thin skin around the eyes leading to early development of wrinkles.
Short upward and outward strokes are recommended as very widely known.
Look at the ceiling while applying moisturizer on the neck and massage the neck in an upward stroke to prevent and smoothing of the neck lines. This does a double job – applies moisturizer evenly on the neck and stretches the skin of the neck as in the face exercise motion.
Upward strokes and circular motion both are recommended for the chest and shoulder areas.