The Best Time To ...
Posted 02/22/12 at 05:52AM by Rebekah George
Over the years I've consulted with various experts who've explained why timing in beauty (as in life) is everything.
Here are a few pointers so you can best achieve the results you're after ...
The Best Time to Apply Deodorant: At night
Studies show that if you want your deodorant to work its very best, you should apply it at bedtime. That's because your body temperature is slightly cooler and your sweat glands are more receptive to the active ingredients than they are when you're running around in the morning, trying to get a million things done. Of course, you'll want to reapply if you shower in the a.m.
The Best Time to Begin a Retinoid Regimen: Summertime
Summer is the best time to get your skin going on a retinoid routine because there is more moisture in the air and your skin is less likely to dry out.
The Best Time to Apply Body Lotion: Two minutes after a shower
Applying body lotion to still-damp skin will help lock in the hydration for even softer skin. I also recommend leaving the bathroom door shut; the steam will help seal in the lotion even more.
The Best Time to Shave: Two minutes after getting in the shower
The warm water helps soften hair follicles, making it easier to get a close shave. But don't wait any longer than that, as too much exposure to water will make hair too porous to cut.
Now that you know the optimum times, want to learn the correct amounts you're supposed to be using? Click here!
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