The Best Time To ...

Posted 02/22/12 at 05:52AM by Rebekah George

Did you know that some beauty products work better when applied at a specific time of the day? Or that you can get better results from certain primping rituals if you do them at a particular point in time? It's true!

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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  • Posted by EricaF123 on 12/29/12 at 03:04pm

    Nice

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  • Posted by beautybody on 03/25/12 at 08:00pm

    I always heard to start Retin A in the winter when there is less sun. Good tip.

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  • Posted by powerwoman033 on 03/14/12 at 08:46am

    I have been putting my deodorant on at night since having to switch to Secret Clinical Strength Deodorant. It says to apply at night for best results and it is so true! I also wait 2 minutes before shaving but I also exfoliate too before grabbing the razor. More great tips...Thanks!

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  • Posted by powerwoman033 on 03/14/12 at 08:46am

    I have been putting my deodorant on at night since having to switch to Secret Clinical Strength Deodorant. It says to apply at night for best results and it is so true! I also wait 2 minutes before shaving but I also exfoliate too before grabbing the razor. More great tips...Thanks!

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  • Posted by Nicole2814 on 03/10/12 at 09:21pm

    greattt

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  • Posted by ladyboarder9669 on 03/03/12 at 10:30am

    I've heard about applying deodorant at night. Good to know about reniolds too. I had no idea!

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