WELL+GOOD posted “This Derm-Office Facial taught me everything about how to apply my skin care” featuring Dr. Purvisha Patel and Visha Skincare .
The article includes Dr. Patel‘s expert commentary on how putting the right amount of pressure while using skin care, helps the product absorb.
Among the beauty myths that I’ve come to believe, I’ve always surmised that the only way to get your skin to really drink up beauty ingredients extra well is via a microneedling treatment. This works by puncturing your complexion with uber-tiny micro-tears that stimulate your skin’s collagen and also help products to sink in better. And yet—I’ve heard lots of beauty brand founders and dermatologists tell me that you need to be patting and pressing products into your skin for better absorption, too.
Besides getting this sort of infusion facial, though, you can utilize pressure for your own beauty benefits from the comfort of your own bathroom. What you’ll need? Your hands and some elbow grease. “Rubbing in skin-care products all the way definitely helps absorption,” says Purvisha Patel, MD, a board-certified dermatologist and founder of Visha Skincare. “Applying the product to your skin and wiping up your face, around your eyes, and up your neck helps the product absorb, as long as you’re going in against the hair follicles and against the direction of collagen degradation.”