Extend your product’s lifespan

Friday, 6 July 2012

Extend your product's lifespanAfter making the decision to spend your hard-earned cash on luxury body products, there are a few things you can do to make sure you get the most out of your luxe body moisturisers, lotions, and creams.

Tips for extending the length and effectiveness of an expensive body cream:

1. Use your body products after your shower when your pores are open and your skin is better able to absorb and retain the nourishing formula.

2. Exfoliating your body prior to applying your expensive body moisturiser. This will ensure a more effective moisturisation.

3. Always store your luxury body products at room temperature, and never leave them in direct sunlight.

How do you get the best out of your luxury body products? Sign in to Beauty Addicts and tell us below…

Originally written by Carli, this article appeared on BeautyHeaven.

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Megan Kakora has helped launch the websites of, and been the online editor for, some of South Africa’s biggest glossy magazines. She believes in less-is-more, except when it comes to her collection of nail polish colours.
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  1. Hima

    Very useful tips..most of us ignore some basics that can make a lot of difference…

    6 years ago •

  1. Mohamed

    I put moisturisers on damp skin, so i use less. Also, let moisturiser settle in for a few min before you apply make up. Foundation goes on smoother on a well moisurised face.

    7 years ago •

  1. Rochelle Kay

    Great tips!I always make sure my hands are clean when using tubs of lotion or cream.

    7 years ago •

  1. Humphreys

    I normally follow the pre shower moisturising routine and helps a lot on the occassions where there is just not enough time to moisturise post showering. Great tip!

    7 years ago •

  1. McConney

    Great article and very helpful advice.

    7 years ago •

  1. Sam

    Thank you for the tips. It definitely helps to know, especially if you pay an arm and a leg.

    7 years ago •

  1. K@t

    Try and buy products that you can pour out of a bottle. Products that come in jars can have their lifespan shortened by germs spread by fingers.

    7 years ago •

  1. Chicara

    Good tips! I already follow 2 out of the 3. :)

    7 years ago •

  1. Clarad

    I wonder if department stores or pharmacies control the ‘room temperature’ of their stores. I often go to Dischem, Clicks or Edgars and it is either too hot or too cold. I am no expert in this field but I can imagine that temperature changes affect the products I so lavishly apply on my skin…

    7 years ago •

  1. DIVA

    thanks for the good tips, very useful.

    7 years ago •

  1. Charles

    It make s a huge difference when you exfoliate before applying your creams. Dry body brushing, I find, works the best!

    7 years ago •

  1. Charne

    Thanks for these great tips. Will definitely keep this in mind next time.

    7 years ago •

  1. Rochelle Stewart

    I should take note of this!

    7 years ago •

  1. Steenkamp

    Thank you for this article, very usefull!

    7 years ago •

  1. Zu

    Oh! I love these tips! Really love it!

    7 years ago •

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