An adorable seminarian writes,
A few days ago, I saw online an article that said that we should ‘soap’ our faces for 30 secs to 60 secs to be sure that we have dissolved the dirt particles as I remember the article. Any comments?
The other thing from the same article was to use my regular moisturizer before I use a tinted one. The rationale was that a regular moisturizer was need before a tinted moisturizer so that the tinted one did not over emphasize the drier areas of my skin with too much tint there. Well, something like that.
True? Not true? Maybe?
I have never heard of a tinted moisturizer previously so I don’t know where to look for it. Can you also offer any help there?
a second year seminarian
p.s. with little or no money
Yes, if you want to get the best cleansing, moisturizing purifying, age-defying, beautifying, miracle-performing, etc. and moisturizing benefits from your facial cleanser, it is a good idea to tie your hair back, wet your face with some warm water, apply the product, turn off the water, and work that cleanser into your face well and carefully (don’t forget to clean all the way out to the hairline and under the jaw where pores can get blocked and little blemishes form) before you rinse.
If you’re exfoliating regularly, you shouldn’t have any dry patches that tinted moisturizer can “stick to” but if you do, use a more emollient moisturizer for day, let it absorb for a few minutes while you get dressed, and then use the tinted product on the top. Make-ups that call themselves “tinted moisturizers” vary a lot in how well they moisturize and how much coverage they provide. Many of them are just very lightweight base make-up that doesn’t offer enough moisture for dry skin types. Also, Teri, always remember to use an SPF product under make-up, even if the make-up claims to contain it!
Kiss of peace, PB