Some of the most common body care mistakes that people make are with moisturisers. Check out these 9 common mistakes to clean up your act and discover how much better you could be at moisturising your skin! 

1. Know your skin and your skincare products!
This one is HUGE. Before committing to any kind of moisturiser, know your skin type, be it dry, oily, combination, or sensitive. Picking the wrong type of product can wreak havoc on your skin!

2. Body care starts with prep
Each body treatment requires some kind of preparation to be effective. For moisturisers, cleansing and exfoliating your skin is critical to help your skin absorb the product and to avoid a greasy film afterwards. 

3. Applying moisturiser incorrectly
Many people believe that for a moisturiser to work, you have to "rub it in" to your skin. But this couldn't be farther from the truth! For one, rubbing your skin harshly can cause skin irritation and redness, and this doesn't help the moisturiser absorb any better than a proper gentle application. 

4. Dose your moisturiser correctly
Even when you feel super dry, fight the urge to slather it on! Too much moisturiser will leave your skin greasy and fragile. For those times when you need an extra boost in your moisturiser regimen, opt for products such as Garnier body lotion Intensive 7 Day Repair. 

5. Body care timing
Almost as important as knowing how to apply your moisturiser is knowing WHEN to apply it. For the best results, apply right after the shower while your skin is still a little damp. 

6. Don't skip the moisturiser!
Interestingly enough, one of the most common mistakes that people make is skipping out on moisturiser altogether! Even on days when you feel like your skin isn't dry, it's important to keep up with it to maintain your skin.

7. Moisturiser and cosmetics
While it's important to not overload your skin with products, it's absolutely crucial to moisturise your skin before applying any foundation or cosmetics to protect your skin and pores. 

8. Keep it simple
Be mindful of simplicity. Don't be inflexible about changing brands or types (your skin changes over time!); using just a few targeted products is much better for your skin than overloading it.

9. Finding your frequency
For most people, a daily application of moisturiser is enough after every bath or shower, but you know your skin better than anyone else! It's okay to experiment with this step until you discover your perfect balance. Your skin will thank you! 

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