Layering your skincare products 101
It’s 2022 and everyone seems to understand the importance and is well-versed in skincare by now, right? If you’re not, we’re sure you wouldn’t be reading this haha!
But there’s also one wall that all of us seem to be stuck with no matter whether we are a novice or a professional. The order of the skincare routine.
It may sound dramatic and as much as we want to tell you the order doesn’t matter…it does..very much so. If you layer your products in the wrong order, that is when you could render your products totally ineffective.
We’re sure you would want to reap all the benefits from your skincare products that you invested in. Let’s not make your wallets cry so below is a guide for you to layer your skincare products!
Choose wisely and adapt!
Choosing the right products at the right time and applying in the right order makes a lot of difference! You might be already aware of your skin type but for your skin concerns, choose serums and treatments that properly target them.
Layer from lightest to heaviest
There’s a reason why we set up our steps the way we did and the main reason is the above! Start by putting the thinnest, fast-absorbing product eg water-based serum on your face first and then layer the heaviest over it and finally the thickest formula which is usually your SPF products.
Products you should not mix
Most products can be used together safely but we should always take extra care! Firstly, Vitamin C and Retinol shouldn’t be mixed because it might cause irritation. So we’d suggest using vitamin C in the morning (for antioxidants effects) and Retinol at night (increase sun sensitivity).
We also wouldn’t suggest using exfoliating acid daily because not only it can cause irritation, it will also risk you of over-exfoliation. Maximum usage will be up to 4 times per week depending on the strength and type of exfoliating acids you are using. lf you’re curious on incorporating acids more into your routine, check out our previous blog on face acids!
We hope we just helped you untangle some confusion about how to layer skincare after seeing our guide! Just letting you know, we’re always open to talk to you if you’re still unsure or have any burning questions so just drop us a message or come visit us!