Commonly Asked Questions About Beauty Moisturizers
Whether you’re planning to buy moisturizers for personal use or your business, you’ll want to ensure you understand how to use moisturizers properly in order to maximize their effectiveness. Below are the answers to a few commonly asked questions.
Why Do You Need a Moisturizer Before Makeup?
A moisturizer acts as a primer for your face, making your foundation stick like glue and last all day. It also reduces dry patches and prevents makeup from looking cakey. Moreover, a well-moisturized face ensures a flawless finish, as makeup glides on seamlessly.
Sunscreen or Moisturizer First?
It depends. If you’re like most people, you probably use a chemical sunscreen, in which case you should apply sunscreen first. This is because chemical sunscreens work by penetrating the skin. They then absorb UV rays before converting them into heat and releasing it from the body.
However, a physical sunscreen (also known as mineral sunscreen), should be applied after the moisturizer, as it sits on top of the skin and reflects sun rays.
How Much Moisturizer Should I Use?
A nickel-sized amount should be enough to shield your whole face. Avoid using too much, as this could make your skin look and feel oil, trap dirt, and cause breakouts.