I am so late to this. Does anyone out there still need to be told? You should be patting your skin care products into your face, not rubbing.

There. Now you know.

At first, the thought of skipping my nice facial massage and hitting my face gently was out of the question for me. I liked the feeling of rubbing the serum into every nook and cranny, that felt right. But after seeing approximately 1 billion posts/videos of the patting technique, I had a moment of weakness and gave it a try.



move one’s hand or a cloth repeatedly back and forth on the surface of (something) with firm pressure.”she rubbed her arm, where she had a large bruise”

Patting is better than rubbing. When you massage your face oil over your moisturizer, you really are just moving it all around together. When you pat, you are sort of shoving the nice products into your pores and forcing them to accept it. No more glossing over those tricky areas where your pores may or may not decide to soak up that moisture (nose, I’m looking at you).

Just give it a try, just once. If you don’t like it you can stop at any time. Unless you can’t, and that’s what I’m trying to convince you of. Back in my rubbing days, I would use 5-6 drops of any oil. Now that I’m on the pat, I am all set with 2-3, doubling the lifespan of my products! It’s simple mathematics people! Plus my face isn’t as greasy…. it’s all coming together now…

Happy patting. Let me know how it goes!


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