Why is layering your skin care products important?
Layering your skin care products is a crucial step in achieving optimal results. By properly layering your products, you can ensure that each product is effectively absorbed and that their benefits are maximized. This technique allows you to address multiple skin concerns and create a personalized routine tailored to your specific needs.
Step 1: Cleanse your skin
The first step in any skin care routine is to cleanse your skin. Use a gentle cleanser to remove dirt, oil, and impurities from your face. This will create a clean canvas for the rest of your products to work effectively.
Step 2: Apply toner
After cleansing, apply a toner to balance the pH levels of your skin. Toners also help to hydrate and prep your skin for the next steps.
Step 3: Treat specific skin concerns
If you have specific skin concerns such as acne, hyperpigmentation, or fine lines, this is the step where you can address them. Apply targeted treatments such as serums or spot treatments to these areas.
Step 4: Hydrate with a moisturizer
Next, apply a moisturizer to hydrate and nourish your skin. Choose a moisturizer that is suitable for your skin type and addresses your specific concerns. This step helps to lock in moisture and create a protective barrier on your skin.
Step 5: Protect with sunscreen
Lastly, don't forget to apply sunscreen as the final step in your skin care routine. Sunscreen is essential to protect your skin from harmful UV rays and prevent premature aging.
Remember, when layering your skin care products, it's important to wait a few minutes between each step to allow the products to fully absorb into your skin. This will ensure that each product can work effectively without interfering with the absorption of the next product.
By following these steps and properly layering your skin care products, you can maximize the results and achieve healthier, more radiant skin.
Skin care layering is one of the most confusing things to get used to!
Getting the routine right helps to accelerate the healing and rejuvenation process of your skin.
Figuring out the right order was probably my biggest worry after I finished creating the core products.
That's why I had to share this post. Keep reading if you've been trying to figure out how to layer skin products too!To get the most out of your skin care products, you should apply them in this order:
- HYDRATING MASK
- TREATMENT SERUMS - LIGHTEST TO THICKEST**
- MOISTURIZER WITH SPF OR NIGHT CREAM
**The process of using serums lightest (or thinnest) to thick is for a very specific reason: since the thin serums will penetrate deep down into the skin while the thick serums, creams and lotions will sit on top of your skin.
Follow this procedure to get the most out of your skincare routine:
1. Always clean your face with water that is just a bit warmer than lukewarm water.
Hot water will strip the moisture right out of your skin.
Apply 1-2 pumps of cleanser to your fingers and massage in a circular motion all over your face and neck (people always forget their necks).
Then rinse with luke warm water and pat dry with a soft cloth or let air dry.
2. If you are going to use a mask, you should cleanse first (to open up the pores), then apply the mask.
Remember to always use a circular motion. It helps to massage the skin and blend the mask really well.
Be sure that you cover your entire face and neck (yup the neck too) being careful not to get it too close to your eyes or the sensitive skin of your lips.
Leave it on for 15 - 20 minutes then rinse off with lukewarm water and pat dry.
3. I recommend you use a toner after just cleansing or after a mask.
Always use a toner that is alcohol free. When you clean your face, you are cleaning out the pores.
Toners will help to close your pores and add a little moisture.
Before applying toner, you should pat your face dry (again with a very soft cloth) and wait about a minute for your face to dry.
4. Applying serums in the correct order will ensure that you get the maximum benefit from each.
Serums deliver active ingredients into the skin most efficiently, but you always apply them from the thinnest to the thickest.
Thin serums will penetrate deep down while the thicker serums will stay closest to the top layer of skin.
The number of serums you use is entirely up to you. The average person will use 3 and alternate daily or use different ones for day and night.
5. After your face is dry, you should apply your under eye serum and let it sit for about a minute to soak in.
6. Add an antioxidant like Vitamin C.
Vitamin C is one ingredient every skin type needs. Vitamin C will brighten, protect skin against sun damage, and promote collagen production.
Apply to face, neck and top of hands in a circular motion. Allow to set for a minute.
Always apply in a circular motion all over the face, neck and top of hands.
Allow to set for 1 minute.
Repeat the same way you applied the Hyaluronic Acid.
Allow to set for a minute.
9. Next you need to lock in moisture to seal serums on your skin, which can make them more effective.
During the day, you should always use a moisturizer with sun screen.
Apply to face and neck (and your hands too if you don't use a hand lotion).
It will give your face and neck the protection you need throughout the day.
10. At night, after everything else, use a night cream that works while you sleep to hydrate your skin.
Making sure your skin is moisturized by doing this at the end helps retinol to penetrate better with less irritation.
Getting into a routine and being diligent even when we've had late nights is the key to keeping youthful skin.
Always allow your skin to absorb each product before applying the next. (1-2 minutes between applications)
Layering is important to make sure your skin receives all of the benefits.
AND DRINK LOTS OF WATER!!
Hydration inside and out is the key to looking fabulous!