How To: Effectively Layer Skincare Products 😎
When it comes to truly embracing skincare, knowing how to layer products in the most effective way is a priority. When you start to utilise layering techniques, you’ll notice improvements in your skin. More than just a beauty influencer fad, layering skincare products correctly is something that you can master from the comfort of your home.
If you’re in the majority who don’t know what order to apply products in, or you’ve been mixing serum application followed by oils, the uncertainty ends here. Applying products in the right order allows them to work properly and perform the job they are supposed to do. Let’s look at the conclusive order in which to apply skincare in the mornings and at night – and why these steps will change your skin for good.
Your morning routine should be kept simple. It is the time to refresh and brighten your skin – to give it a boost with the right products for you.
The role of a cleanser is to wash away dirt, germs, makeup, sunscreen, and daily grime. Depending on your skin type, choose a cleanser that is well-suited for your skin needs. For example, oily skin requires a stronger cleanser whereas dry skin will require something gentler..
2. Antioxidant Serum
We’ve talked a lot about antioxidants and their ample benefits. In this instance, a serum acts as a power product. It is absorbed deep into the skin to perform its protective role for your skin to appear and feel healthy.
Now, it’s time to moisturise and lock in all the wonderful benefits of the serum. Moisturiser also helps to strengthen the skin barrier with peptides, ceramides, and essential fatty acids.
Last, but not least, because it is in fact one of the best things you can do for your skin – it’s time for sunscreen. SPF come last because it adds a shield layer to stop harmful UV rays from causing damage to the skin.
Quick tip: One of the easiest ways to figure out what goes on when is to apply the runniest products first, followed by those that are thicker in texture.
Your night-time routine should be more about cleaning the skin thoroughly and prepping it for a good rest.
At night, your mission is to decongest the skin and let it breathe. It is highly recommended that you double cleanse. First with an oil-based cleanser to wipe away all SPF and makeup residue, followed by an active cleanser for a a quick exfoliation. Try cleansers with alpha hydroxy acid to really reach the depths of those pores and clean any unwanted debris from the day.
9 tips to help you with layering skincare correctly: