Applying and Layering Skin Care Products

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Do you want to get the most out of skin care? Even if you’re already using the best formulations for your complexion, you may not be experiencing optimal results, simply due to application error. If you want to amp up your skin care results, follow these tips for applying and layering skin care products. You might be surprised at how much these tips will change your skin!

As examples throughout this post, I will be using the Atopalm skin care line. Because what’s better than Atopalm? Of course, we realize that not everyone uses the entire Atopalm line, or only uses Atopalm, so simply imagine your product of choice for each step.

Cleanse with Moisturizing Facial Cleansing Foam
I’m sure you already know that step one of every skin care regimen is always to cleanse. Washing your face in the morning rids the skin of excess oils and debris, allowing the subsequent skin care products to do a better job. Cleansing in the evening removes makeup and the remains of your daily skin care, thereby creating a blank canvas for your evening skin care regimen.

Cleansing is pretty foolproof. However, there is one mistake that everyone seems to make: not cleansing for a long enough period of time! You see, slapping a face wash on and then immediately rinsing it off provides very few benefits. In order for your cleanser to work for you, make sure to massage it in for 1-2 minutes. This will allow the skin care cleanser to dissolve oil, dirt, and makeup, while also allowing the product’s nourishing ingredients to penetrate the top layer of the skin.

Treat with Skin Revitalizing Complex and Moisturizing Eye Repair Serum
After your skin is purified, the next step is to treat skin concerns. The products you use will vary depending on your skin, but this step includes acne skin care, anti-aging skin care, eye care, serums, and so on. For Atopalm users with dry skin, this step will include the Extreme Treat Duo, which features Skin Revitalizing Complex and Moisturizing Eye Repair Serum.

Treating skin concerns immediately after cleansing will help this important skin care step to provide the best results. Because the skin has just been purified, it is at its most accepting of active ingredients.

Moisturize with Intensive Moisturizing Cream
After treating specific concerns, the skin is ready to be moisturized. Moisturizing the skin is important for many reasons. It seals in your skin care treatment products, allowing them to provide long-term benefits, while replenishing lost moisture.

If you use Atopalm’s Intensive Moisturizing Cream, the moisturize step also helps to replenish the skin’s natural lipid layer, which keeps the complexion protected against environmental aggressors and reduces symptoms of dry skin like roughness, itching, dullness, and discomfort.

Prime with Daytime Undermakeup Moisture Cream
After the skin has been properly hydrated, you’re ready to prepare it for makeup application. If you do not use makeup, you can skip this step and head directly to the next. However, for makeup users, priming the skin is a must!

Primers are designed to smooth the skin’s surface to allow for optimized makeup application. They also help to protect the skin against any adverse effects caused by heavy makeup formulations. If you’re using Atopalm’s Daytime Undermakeup Moisture Cream, your skin will get an extra boost of hydration, which will guard against feelings of dryness or tightness.

Protect and beautify with BB (Beauty Balm) Cream
Protecting and beautifying the skin used to be two separate steps. But, thanks to clever beauty companies, most makeup contains an SPF, making it easier than every to protect the skin. If you are not using a makeup product that contains an SPF, apply an SPF before makeup, so you don’t mess up your application.

My favorite makeup with SPF is Atopalm’s BB Cream. It is lightweight and hydrating, features an SPF of 20, and provides natural-looking coverage to even the appearance of the complexion. It really is the ultimate multi-tasker! It’s great when used alone, but can be used beneath a mineral foundation if you prefer more coverage, or like to mattify your look.

So, there you have it! The perfect way to layer skin care products in order to promote optimized benefits. It may seem like a lot of steps, but it all goes quickly and is so worth the process!

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