The Lowdown on Layering Skincare.
When it comes to building a skincare routine, it can be difficult to work out in what order you should be applying your products. This is where layering comes in. Layering is a skincare term that simply refers to the process of adding products in a particular order.
Read on to get the full lowdown on the why and how you should be layering skincare.
Why Should I be Layering?
No matter the size of your skincare routine, it is essential that you are applying your products in a particular order. By applying them in the correct order, you are making sure that everything that you are applying has its time and chance to work on the skin, rather than applying certain products that may block others due to consistency or active ingredients.
Furthermore, using individual products with layering, rather than multi-purpose products, can let you create a more tailored and individual skincare routine. This is because you can use individual products to target different skincare concerns or goals you may have.
How Should I be Layering?
As with all skincare, it is a highly personal thing and there are no strict rules. However, if you’re looking to start layering, here are some quick tips and tricks.
Look at the consistency of your products. Start with your thinnest products and move through your products to your thickest. By using this method, you are allowing the thinnest products to sink in and using the thickest products to lock in all the goodness you just applied!
Additionally, when layering your skincare, give the products time to absorb and settle. Not only does this make sure you’re not washing off your products before they’ve had the time to work their magic, but this also gives you the space to practice self-care. If you slow down when applying your skincare, it’ll feel more like pampering than a chore.
Now, those are some pointers, but how do we put them into practice?
Let’s Build a Basic Layered Skincare Routine
Step 1: Cleansing
We all know that cleansing is the first step in every skincare routine. Sebamed Cleansing Bars produce a wonderful lather that provides gentle pore deep cleansing. This will ensure that you remove any makeup and impurities. If you want to try double cleansing, follow this with Sebamed Clear Face Cleansing Foam to remove any extra impurities left on the skin, whilst the antibacterial cleansing complex helps to soothe acne-prone skin.
Step 2: Toning
Once you have completed cleansing, refresh and soothe the skin with a toner. Sebamed Clear Face Facial Toner removes excess oil, sebum and dirt particles from the skin whilst protecting the skin from dehydration. This begins the rehydration process in your evening skincare routine and can soothe any skin irritation that you may be experiencing.
Step 3: Spot Treatment
Stop pimples in their tracks by applying your spot treatment before moisturiser so it has time to penetrate the skin. Sebamed Clear Face Anti-Pimple Gel provides fast relief from pimples, blackheads and impurities by soothing irritation and protecting from flaky patches once they have dried out.
Step 4: Eye Cream
The skin around your eye is delicate, so eye creams tend to be thinner than face moisturisers. That’s why you should apply your eye cream before the rest of your moisturiser. Sebamed Q10 Anti-Ageing Lifting Eye Cream protects the elasticity of the eye area to reduce visible wrinkles in 28 days. Apply a grain of rice-sized amount of product under and to the outer corner of the eye at night.
Step 5: Moisturiser
Finally, use a moisturiser to lock in all of those products. Sebamed Anti-Dry Night Intensive Cream is the perfect thickness to finish off your evening skincare routine. This easily-absorbed, non-greasy cream stabilises the moisture balance of the skin and protects the skin’s acid mantle with its pH 5.5 value.
Layering is a great way to organise your skincare routine to ensure that you are maximising results! Try it for yourself today.