By Alice Hartwell for THE GLOWCERY
Did you know that the order you layer your skincare can affect how well the products work? If you find yourself at a bit of a skincare stalemate where nothing seems to be working for you, it might be due to the order of your daily regimen. In our latest article, we present The Glowcery approved routine for getting the most out of your skincare and the guide for applying your skincare products correctly.
Step 1: Cleanse
In order to let your serums and oils work effectively, you need to make sure you’re working from a clean, fresh base. This allows products to penetrate the skin better and also prevents breakouts. Make sure to cleanse AM and PM, with a cleanser that can easily break down dirt and grime, like our Blue Dew Fruit Enzyme Oil to Milk Cleanser. Massage into the skin and wipe clean with a warm flannel.
Step 2: Eye Cream
Eye creams are important in any skincare routine to moisturise the delicate eye area. These creams tend to be thinner, and therefore need to be applied before heavier face creams and serums. When it comes to layering skin care, the best practice is thinnest to thickest textures. This ensures all products can penetrate the skin and work effectively.
Step 3: Tone/Mist
Products apply better when massaged into slightly wet skin, so now’s your chance to apply a hydrating toner or spritz a nourishing mist. This step serves as a way to prep your face for the upcoming serums and moisturiser.
Step 4: Serum
Enter the superstar of the skincare routine: serums. This is where you’re going to see some real magic happen, as serums are made from high concentrations of ingredients to target a range of skin concerns. Serums tend to be on the thinner side and absorb quickly into the skin, which is why it’s important to apply them before thick creams and oils.
Step 5: Moisturiser
Now that your skin is soaking up a glorious serum, you can focus on adding a hit of hydration and nourishment with a moisturiser. A cream moisturiser helps to protect and strengthen the skin barrier, meaning a glowy, happy face. Ps. don’t forget the lips! Hydrate your pout with The Glowcery Sweet Orange Superfood Natural Lip balm.
Step 6: Oil
After applying your favourite products, it’s time to lock everything in with a face oil. Make sure to leave the application of an oil as the very last step. Quick chemistry lesson: water can’t penetrate oil, therefore if you’re applying a face oil first and THEN layering creams and serums, you’re going to meet some problems. It’s likely the latter products won’t penetrate the skin properly and you’ll fail to see any of the benefits to your skin. Round off your routine with a nourishing oil like our Clean Greens Superfood Serum Facial Oil.
Step 7: SPF
Whoever needs to hear this, you should be wearing SPF every day. Add a high factor sunscreen as the last stage of your morning routine. This helps prevent the signs of ageing and reduces hyperpigmentation concerns.