By Maureen A. Duffy, M.S., CVRT

  • First, wash your face with warm water and a mild soap or with a facial cleanser. Be sure to rinse thoroughly to remove any soap or cleanser residue.
  • Next, apply a light cream or moisturizer. Be sure the moisturizer is fully absorbed before you begin your makeup application.
  • When applying cleansing cream and/or moisturizer, try to follow the following sequence, using both hands:
    • Upward and outward from chin to ears
    • Across and up from nose to temples
    • Upward from tip of nose to forehead
    • Circular motions on forehead to temples
    • Gently over eyelids from inner corner to outer corner
    • Gently under eyes from outer corner to inner corner
    • Small circular motions around sides of nose
    • Circular motions on chin
    • Upward on throat

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