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It takes a LONG time for BP to absorb

It shouldn't take longer than 5 mins, unless you're doing sectioning, but even still, no longer than 15 mins, tops.

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So, you mean that you are sitting in the bathroom for 40 mins, running your fingers very lightly over your face to get it absorbed? I wouldn't understand why it would take so long.

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It might be your application method. What areas are you covering with that one finger? How do you apply?

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yep, and in the end, there are white streaks on my face, because it doesn't absorb completely

I put a line of BP on my finger, put it on my skin, and swirl it around gently until it dries.

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Have you tried using the entire length of your finger to spread it in long, outward strokes? I find when you use a circular motion it just cakes up and doesn't absorb as well. Also, how much of your face are you using the one finger for? If it's just a small portion, one finger might be too much.

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whole face = 1 finger

maybe it's because it's hot here and my face is sweating while I'm doing this?

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It could be, or it could be because your face isn't completely dry after washing and before putting on BP.

I really think you could solve the problem with just applying it differently. Do you do your face one section at a time? Like perhaps start with around mouth, then nose, then cheek, other cheek, and finish with forehead? Also, I think changing from swirling motion to long outward strokes will help it absorb, as well as using all four fingers together so there's more skin-to-skin contact.

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1 full finger of BP takes anout 40 minutes to absorb. Is that how it's supposed to be?

Do you use a cleaser to clean you face before you apply the BP ?

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Without question, it is the weather conditions. We are going through a several day power outage here, and it takes about 45 min for BP to dry. Even then, its not completely dry. Under normal conditions, usually about 15 minutes.

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When it's hot or humid outside, it takes forever for me to get BP to absorb. Try applying it for about 5 minutes and then sitting right in front of a fan and smoothing things out more. This really speeds up the application time on days when the weather is working against your skin!

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sitting in front of a fan sounds like a good idea, but wouldn't the BP leave white streaks then, since the water will evaporate faster?

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Not in my experience with Dan's gel. If you do try to spread it out evenly for five minutes or so before jumping in front of a fan, that will help.

Maybe I should describe what I do when it's hot out more clearly:

- apply BP gently like normal for five minutes

- sit in front of a fan for a minute or so smearing the BP around still

- back to mirror, check for areas that need more spreading, keep spreading around BP

- back to fan, blast face with more air, not touching face too much at this point except where it still needs more work

- back to mirror to check on how gel looks, usually just fine

Then even though it's usually pretty dry by this point, I still wait another 15 minutes or so before moisturizing. During this time I'm usually checking email, getting dressed, etc. but I do keep a fan pointed at my face, just not nearly as close as when applying the BP so that I don't overdry.

It might take you a little trial and error to get it right wherever you live and however you apply your BP, but the fan is incredibly helpful.

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