How do you apply your facial moisturizer?
If you have taken the time to read the usage instructions on the back of the packaging, you may have noticed a significant amount of variation in the suggested modes of application between products.
There are moisturizers that instruct you to spread gently with your ring finger, and those that suggest gently patting the product into your face with the palms of your hands. Some will tell you to plop a generous dollop on each zone of your face before spreading, while others recommend meticulously placing tiny dots of the product all over your face before pressing them in with light taps of the fingers until fully absorbed. Massage in upward circles to emphasize your bone structure, or touch as little as possible. There are countless contradictory methods out there.
Whichever way you decide to go, there is a common thread that runs through just about every moisturizer tutorial, which is probably far more important than the specifics of the particular mode of application, and that is to apply the product gently and evenly. It would be a shame to irritate, and potentially damage, our skin by forcefully dragging our hands across our freshly cleansed face in the name of health and beauty.
When it comes to application, which school of thought do you subscribe to?