The Art of Skin Care Product Application

You’ve hooked your skin up with some great skin care products. Give yourself a pat on the back! Now, give yourself a pat on the cheek with face cream. Wait, do you pat it on? Dab? Rub? Smother? Get the most out of your skin care regimen by mastering the art of putting each product on correctly.

The toner total wipe

An effective toner has the important task of removing dirt and exfoliating old skin cells, so don’t forget your whole face, plus your neck. SK-II Facial Treatment Clear Lotion has the perfect mix of AHA and Pitera™, an ingredient exclusive to SK-II and rich in vitamins, amino acids, minerals and organic acids, to exfoliate dead cells on your skin and eliminate impurities. Dispense a few drops of toner onto a cotton pad and wipe the T-zone, giving special care to the sides of your nose. Next, wipe the cheeks and jawline from the center outward. Finally, wipe the neck from bottom to top.

The essence face tap dance

Essences are in a special category of skin care products and are packed with hydrating and anti-aging properties. Their light, water-like consistency allows for quick penetration compared to your standard cream. Putting it on is a bit different, too. Simply pour SK-II Facial Treatment Essence onto a cotton pad or into the palm of the hand, about 5-10 splashes, enough to soak the cotton pad or palm completely. Then apply to both face and neck, pressing gently and evenly into skin until the essence has soaked in. Tap the skin lightly to enhance absorption.

Within 14 days of daily use, you’ll notice significantly diminished dark spots and wrinkles as well as firmer, more radiant skin.


The moisturizer motion

Moisturizers are great for multitasking. Not only can they hydrate the skin, which you expect from a moisturizer, but good ones have the power to firm skin and improve the signs of aging as well. The SK-II R.N.A. POWER Cream is a good multitasker to try. But the proper application of your moisturizer is required to effectively firm up skin. The perfect amount is a pearl-size dollop in the palm of your hand. With your ring finger, place a dot of cream on your forehead, followed by dots on your chin and both cheeks. Spread the cream softly across your entire face. Remember, you want sagging skin to be firmed up, not down, so massage the cream in an upward and outward motion. Skin around the neck is often forgotten, yet it is most prone to dehydration and visible signs of aging, so moisturize your neck as well!


The eye cream roundabout

The skin around your eyes is very delicate and requires individualized attention. An eye cream, like SK-II R.N.A. POWER Eye Cream, treats this tender area by absorbing into skin quickly and reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles as it firms the skin. To apply, use your ring finger to dot the cream around your eyes before gently gliding your finger around the eye socket in a circular motion. This movement helps the blood circulate faster for more radiant-looking skin. The light and smooth consistency is perfect for giving yourself a mini massage.

Once you get into the groove, the product application choreography will become second nature and skin will appear more naturally beautiful!