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Pressing vs. Rubbing

I have noticed that some vendors say to press in the face product ( like Josie Maran's Argon Milk) and some say to rub it in (Perricone's Neuropeptide Lotion). Does it really make a difference? How do you apply your face products?

 

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Re: Pressing vs. Rubbing

If it's a moisturizer I rub it into my face, if it's an eye cream I pat or tap it in.

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Re: Pressing vs. Rubbing

I mostly pat since reubbing slightly stretches the skin.  I'm sure either way will cause absorption.

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Re: Pressing vs. Rubbing

It might make a wee difference (or not) in the method of application for the type of skincare you are using.

 

Actually, I gave this a lot of thought, and I do things several ways: oil massage (well, that is self-explanatory); water-type toners patted in (patting for facial stimulation); serums are smoothed on; moisturizer, pressed in.

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Re: Pressing vs. Rubbing

I just smear the stuff on....

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Re: Pressing vs. Rubbing

See how complicated our lives have become! LOL Smiley Very Happy

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Re: Pressing vs. Rubbing

I smooth on serums and usually press in oils. Once in a while I’ll swipe oils on too.

 

The only rubbing I do is with my cleanser.  I try to avoid rubbing my skin as much as possible.  

 

 

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Re: Pressing vs. Rubbing

Thanks for everyone's input - nice to see what others are doing.

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Re: Pressing vs. Rubbing


@deerfeeder wrote:

Thanks for everyone's input - nice to see what others are doing.


@deerfeeder 

 

It's a good question!

 

I have decided to tap it in instead of smoothing it on.

 

Just to see if it makes any difference!

 

Hyacinth

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Re: Pressing vs. Rubbing

@desertDi: Me to, its just going to melt off are faces anyway in about a week or two Woman LOL