Multi-moisturizing offers the benefits of using various moisturizers to treat the different parts of your skin. You can also take advantage of customizing your regime to make it work for you. But if you want to master multi-moisturizing, then it's important to have a plan.
STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE TO MULTI-MOISTURIZING
Here is a quick, step-by-step guide to help you get started with multi-moisturizing.
1. Map Out Your Skincare Needs
Similar to multi-masking, multi-moisturizing allows you to target key areas of your face that have different needs. That's why it's important to map out your skincare needs by zoning the different parts of your face. Make sure you start with a freshly washed face to determine which parts require more moisture than others. For instance, if you notice your T-zone tends to be oily while your cheeks appear ashy, you'll want to have a moisturizer that individually treats each specific need.
2. Choose the Right Moisturizer
You don't need several moisturizers to multi-moisturize the right way. Just choose the moisturizer that addresses the specific issue you're trying to handle. For instance, if you want to add extra moisture at night to an overly dry forehead, consider opting for moisturizers with hyaluronic acid, such as White & Elm's Intense Hydration Cream. When you use moisturizers that are designed for the type of treatment you need, you can expect better results.
3. Be Strategic With Your Application
Multi-moisturizing doesn't have to be a drawn-out process if you're strategic with your application. You can save time by layering your moisturizers. This works well if you have dry skin because it allows for extra moisture to penetrate your skin. Also, consider how you apply your moisturizers so you avoid adding too many products to your face and leave time in between treatments. For instance, instead of "doubling up" your moisturizers for an oily T-zone area, choose a lightweight everyday moisturizer, White & Elm's Everyday Moisturizer.
4. Customize the Treatment
Customization is a key benefit of multi-moisturizing, so don't feel the need to lather on the same moisturizers in a specific way. Your needs may change throughout the year, so customize your multi-moisturizing regime to your needs. For instance, if you notice your cheeks are displaying signs of dry skin in the winter, such as red patches and a dull complexion, versus the summer, then it's time to change up your routine.
5. Add More Water
Get the ultimate hydration fix by sealing your moisturizer with a light spritz of water or rose water. This extra step of hydration is similar to giving your face something to drink. Also, make sure you stay hydrated throughout the day by drinking plenty of water. Dry skin is often a sign of dehydration, and you can enhance the results of multi-moisturizing by drinking enough water. Aim for at least half your weight in ounces.
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Upgrading your hydration habits calls for a strategy that helps you target the key areas of your face with the right products. That's where multi-moisturizing comes in handy. But being a master of multi-moisturizing doesn't have to be complicated. Just use these steps, and you'll be on your way to being the master at using multiple moisturizers to treat the various conditions and areas of your face.