Clean hands only for your skincare products
Keep your dirty paws out!!
As a general rule, skincare products with the most water in the formula will be the most susceptible to bacteria once opened.
This means soft, thin, but creamy lotions and moisturizers in an open tub are the highest risk.
Another factor is heat and large temperature swings. All of these things combined can create small Petri dishes instead of effective skincare.
As a rule, a moisturizer that is thicker and contains less water will be vastly more successful in supporting proper barrier restoration and protecting water levels in our skin. You don’t want one of those other watery, thin moisturizers anyway that is more inclined to grow bacteria and requires synthetic preservatives.
Using smaller containers can help (ideally replenishing from a refrigerated bulk size as needed). Always wash hands before scooping out what you need, and using a mini-spoon will make a huge difference, too!
If you are properly preparing your skin for maximum absorption of the daily sequence of products by splashing your skin and steaming with warm water…your hands will always already be clean. ✨ #skinharmonics