How to Maximize Your Moisturizer - Skin Care - iVillage Beauty Skin Clinic

1. Gently apply a dime-sized dab to your skin (too much is a waste of money).

2. Use an upward, circular motion to lightly massage the moisturizer into your face. Make sure not to pull or tug on the skin. If your skin is oily, don't massage too much: facial massage stimulates the oil glands to produce more

sebum, which is the last thing oily skin needs.

3. When you apply cream under the eye, do it gently. (This is the most delicate skin on the face.) Use your fourth finger (the weakest) and pat the cream back and forth under the eye, starting at the outer corner and working inward. Do this twice a day, once in the morning before applying makeup and once at night after removing it.

Tip: Don't put eye cream on your upper lids before bedtime or you'll wake up with puffy lids.

Excerpted from BEAUTY: THE NEW BASICS © 2001, Rona Berg Used by permission of Workman Publishing Co., Inc. New York
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