3 Tricks to Optimize Your Skincare Routine and Its Results
Originally posted via birdie.com https://www.byrdie.com/how-to-make-skincare-work-better
In Korea, there is such a thing as the three-second rule when it comes to applying your serums and moisturizers. According to an article on Allure, there is a window of three seconds after cleansing that women have to apply their first skincare product. Why so? Well, it would seem that damp skin is more receptive to the active ingredients housed in that pricey bottle of serum or cream than dry skin. And since so many Korean beauty trends have stuck in recent years, it would be wise to bear this in mind next time you’re washing your face.
“Damp skin is more permeable than dry skin,” says facialist Debbie Thomas “So technically you should get up to 10 times better absorption of your products if applied directly after cleansing. You don’t want it to be wet, but my advice is to apply your products within a minute of cleansing or washing your skin.”
Rabbia Aslam, clinical director at HC Medspa, suggests using a damp face cloth to remove excess cleanser and water from the face before applying your products to a damp face. “Similar to a sponge, dry skin will hold some moisture, however, if the sponge (or in this case your skin) is damp, it will absorb and retain even more liquid.”