Here's a quick and gentle way to apply moisturiser
Are you applying your face cream properly?
Forgive me for asking, but I found out recently that I wasn't - after humph-knows-how-many years of slapping the stuff on.
I have been one of those women who dots it on their forehead, cheeks, nose and throat and then blends it in - well apparently, if you do it this way, you can chronically underhydrate your skin. If you have dry skin, as I increasingly do, what you should do is apply a biggish blob to the palm of one hand, rub it between your palms and then rub your palms over your face, in an upward massaging motion.
I've been doing this for about a week now and I must say I can see a difference. I am definitely using more product, even allowing for some excess soaking into the skin on my hands, and my skin is also definitely plumper and less dry, particularly in the morning. The cream also seems to settle in a thinner, more even layer, allowing you to apply more later if need be.
Worth a try, anyhow, especially for those of us who are finding our skins changing and becoming dryer with age.