Did you know there is a right and a wrong way to apply skincare products? While your beauty cabinet might have all the important pillars of skincare, how you layer them up has a massive impact on their degree of effectiveness!
Let us walk you through the step-by-step guide to layer your skincare products like a pro.
Layer #1: Cleanser
Removing grime, dirt, and makeup, a cleanser works by cleansing the skin and takes the hydration up notch. It’s the first and the most important step as it ensures that there is no dirt on the face before you continue with the rest of your regime and the beauty gods will surely thank you for it!
For grime and makeup that won't budge with a cleanser, toner is the way to go. While initially toners were thought to be alcohol-based, strong fluids that irritated the skin beyond repair, today's toners are full of gentle, skin-loving ingredients that help in minimizing pores, tightening the skin, and balancing the skins pH levels.
Layer #3: Serum
Shots of fluid enriched with high concentrations of active ingredients, serums are lightweight formulas with a molecular size that easily penetrate the skin and amp up skin health as soon as they are applied. Although they are optional and can be skipped, serums keep the skin fresh, hydrated, and plump.
Layer #4: Eye Cream
Eye creams are lighter and thinner than moisturizers so it is advised that you apply them before any other moisturizer as thinner products cannot penetrate thicker products. The main purpose of eye creams is to brighten the under eyes, reduce puffiness, and moisture the area well. Dermatologists advise that you always apply it with your ring finger in a tapping motion to avoid tugging and pulling on the skin. Psst! You can also pop it in the fridge for an extra cooling sensation and a total wake-up call in the mornings.
Layer #5: Moisturizer
It is important to moisturize even in the summers and even acne-prone skin. This is because a moisturizer ensures that your skin is hydrated and traps all products beneath it, making sure they work in the most effective way possible. You must invest in a good moisturizer. Our Nourishing Moisturizer has hyaluronic acid that deeply hydrates the skin while Clarifying Creme is sure to provide balanced moisture and keep your skin looking and feeling its best.
Layer #6: Facial Oil
Preferably to be applied during the nighttime skincare routine, facial oils should always come in last as they seal in the ingredients that have previously been applied. They work by repairing and plumping up the skin and if they’re infused with retinol, that's even better! You can let the face oils do their magic while you catch your beauty sleep.
Layer #7: SPF
The absolute last step in the skincare routine is sunscreen! While your moisturizer and foundation may have SPF, it is never enough unless you're cool like premature aging, fine lines, and age spots! A good sunscreen protects the skin against the UVA and UVB rays and keeps the skin from getting damaged. However, be sure to reapply it every two hours to get the most benefit!
That's all, guys! You are now finally ready to get into that skincare cabinet and layer on those products like a pro. For all things skincare, don’t forget to head over to our blog for all the latest trends and hot topics in the world of skincare.