Regardless of what creams you use, there are a few techniques that will help tone and lift your skin, as well as prevent getting fine lines and wrinkles. Of course the quality of the cream matters, but the application plays a significant role.

First start out by applying your eye cream. Place a small amount of cream onto your ring finger and gently dab the cream under your eyes. Start from the lower inner corner of your eye to the outer corner and then work your way from the outer corner, over the eyelid, back to the inner corner. Once the eye area is saturated (not oversaturated, applying too much product is never good) follow the same direction as before, to massage your eye and work the product in with your ring finger. Use circular upward motions, this will also promote better blood circulation in the eye area. Make sure it doesn’t feel like you’re not pulling on the skin. The moisture from the eye cream should remove any friction as you’re massaging.

Next, when you’re applying moisturizer to the face, add a small amount of product to the face by dabbing a few small dots in every section of your face. Avoid adding moisturizer to oily areas. If you have dry areas, then you can apply a little more product. Blend the cream into your skin using small, upward, circular motions. Never pull the skin downward, this will promote sagging. You should also apply moisturizer to your neck as well because the skin on your neck is delicate and tends to age the fastest. Apply cream to the neck and work your way up from the color bone up till your chin in straight upward motions. Avoid using any face products on the eye area, as this is a sensitive area and face creams can be too harsh.

Not only does massaging your face feel soothing, but it also aids circulation, lymph drainage and lifting the skin. Massage rollers for the face are also useful tools to help products penetrate deeper into the skin and promote more lymph drainage and circulation. Jade rollers, or any face-massaging tool works great. Storing them in a cool place is also good for combatting any puffiness in the face. Consistency is key however, these techniques may not reverse any signs of prior aging or damage, but it will help prevent future damage and signs of aging.

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