Are you applying skincare products wrongly? Find out what you're doing wrong!

We all have our own beauty routines, catered for our own skin type and preferences. However, you'd be surprised to know that there are "right" and "wrong" methodologies and even products! 

Today, I want to share with you about how the wrong application methods can cause more damage to your skin, and what those wrong methods are.

To be clear, we're talking about the skin on our face and neck in this post.

Consequences of using the "wrong" methods

It's important to know this. We put in time, effort and money into our beauty routines, but if done wrongly, we could actually cause:
  • Sagging
  • Wrinkling
  • Lessened effectiveness of our products
What are the "wrong" methods?
  1. Rubbing product into your skin
  2. Using harsh products 
  3. Not applying toner first 
  4. Applying retinol in the day
  5. Applying sunblock too late
What are the "right" methods?

The first 2 in the list above are linked to being harsh on your skin. There's 2 kinds of harshness here.

     A. No matter how gentle you think you are, fact is, your fingers are still tugging at your skin. This will contribute to your skin sagging over time.

     B. There are so many different types of products for a reason. If it's body cleanser, don't wash your face with it! If it's a face cream, don't use it as an eye cream!

Instead of massaging beauty products into your skin, you should pat them in gently. Or, you can use a jade roller (not sure about a jade roller? See what Chloe has to say!), which is delightfully smooth to the touch and even promotes blood circulation.

Next, always apply toner first!

Use a cotton pad to apply toner with short, upward strokes to lightly distribute toner. This will also remove any residual dirt that your facial cleanser didn't manage to wash off. Don't just scrape the cotton pad across your face in one motion!

Skincare Tip: every few days, pat on a pea-sized amount of toner with our fingers, so our skin can absorb the full goodness of our toner!

Moving on, let's talk about retinol.

Retinol is basically Vitamin A, which is great for making our skin look younger and can also help to mitigate the harmful effects of the sun on our skin. There are a lot of products with retinol out there today, and they can cost you quite a pretty sum! 

Use retinol in your night routine, as the sun will reduce its effectiveness. 

Lastly, sunblock. We all know that it's important to use sunblock, but not all of us apply it correctly. Sunblock should be applied 15 to 20 minutes prior to you stepping out of your house, and should be reapplied consistently throughout the day. 

Granted, I don't reapply it, but I did when I used this sunscreen spray from Bioderma that can be layered on top of makeup, making reapplication effortless!


Just like how it takes years for wrinkles to show, the effects of what I've shared with you today won't have immediately noticeable results. If you're looking for immediate results, you should approach a professional like a dermatologist instead.

Do you have any skincare tips to share? Go ahead and drop a comment below!


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