How To Layer Your Skincare Products
Order of Skincare
It's pretty common knowledge that a good skincare routine needs good skincare products. But have you ever stopped to consider what the best application of said skincare products are? That's right! There's an order to skincare and a correct way to layer your skincare products to get the most benefit from them.
HOW TO LAYER YOUR SKINCARE
Figuring out how to order your skincare lineup can feel like trying to solve a rubik’s cube—not impossible but clearly a challenge. The good news is you don’t to have to be a dermatologist to learn how to get the most out of your beauty routine. Just use this nifty diagram and the tips below to layer your products like a pro.
STEP 1: START WITH A CLEAN, FRESHLY WASHED COMPLEXION
First things first: always start with a clean, freshly washed complexion. Not-so-fun-fact? Even the best cleansers may not get all the oil, dirt, makeup, and sunscreen that have seeped into your pores—that’s where toners come in. These skin savers further clarify and remove irritants. The toners of yesteryear often caused redness and tightening, but today’s updated toners rely on gentle ingredients to get the job done while also hydrating the skin.
STEP 2: SPOT TREATMENT
Now that you’re prepped, use a spot treatment to calm down any existing or burgeoning blemishes. Zit-busters work best when applied directly to clean skin and help heal your complexion faster. Opt for a product that battles blemishes without drying out your skin like Zyderma HS Clarifying Cream.
STEP 3: SERUM
Next, apply a small pump of serum. Often confused with moisturizers, serums are made of concentrated active ingredients that amp up the effectiveness of your products. Think of them as multivitamins for your face.
STEP 4: MOISTURIZE
Even if you have combination or oily skin, moisturizing is an essential part of any skincare routine. It helps calm hyperpigmentation, cures dryness, and protects skin from harsh environmental factors by locking in necessary hydration.⠀
You can apply moisturizer/oil in whichever order you prefer though I always recommend going with the lighter product first followed by the thicker or heavier product.
STEP 5: SPF, SPF, SPF
Don’t leave the house without SPF, even if you’re just heading to the office. It may seem like a pain now, but doubling up on sun protection will pay off in the future. ⠀Sunscreen is the last thing you apply to seal everything else in and to create a barrier.
STEP 6: MAKEUP IF YOU FEEL LIKE IT
And at last, you apply makeup if you feel like it.
THE BENEFITS OF KNOWING HOW TO LAYER SKINCARE PRODUCTS CORRECTLY
We know you’re a busy gal and these steps seem a little, well, labor intensive. But trust us, investing in your skincare routine will pay off—in as soon as several weeks! The most important part of all of this though is that everyone’s skin truly is unique. So don’t be afraid to fiddle with the combination a bit to find one that works for you.