When it comes to summer one things for sure layers aren't important.
But when it comes to your skincare routine, to ensure you get the most out of your products it's important to layer each product in the correct order.
How To Correctly Layer Your Skincare Products
💧 Double cleanse with an oil-based cleanser such as a cleansing balm or cleansing oil. Oil based cleansers get into your pores, lifting grime, product build up and excess oil. Follow up with a water-based cleanser to rid your face of sweat and daily grime. Massage your cleansers into your face for a minimum of 60 seconds as per @labeautyologist’s technique.
👋 Tone - After cleansing, start with the lightest of products typically water based such as your toners or essences. Apply your toner with your hands, this does not only help your skin absorb the product but no product goes to waste on cotton pads, plus using your hands is more eco-friendly.
👁️ Eye serums – the skin under your eyes is extremely thin and is prone to drying out quicker than the skin on your face and so applying brightening and hydrating eye serums or creams will help to keep panda eyes at bay and reduce the appearance of dark circles and fine lines.
🧴 Moisturise – Oil-based ingredients + water based ingredients + an emulsifier = an emulsion aka a moisturiser. A good face moisturiser will soften, hydrate and protect the skin’s moisture barrier.
🥦 Face Oils – Applying oils next helps to lock in moisture and protect the skin from Trans Epidermal Water Loss (TEWL) a fancy word for dehydrated skin. Clean Greens is a fast-absorbing facial serum oil, made with 20-antioxidant rich cold-pressed fruit, vegetable and nut oils that work to nourish, soothe and moisturise the skin for a balanced, healthy glow.
☀️ SPF – Yes, SPF needs to be applied daily even during the when the sky is overcast, as the rays from the bright light in the sky can still cause damage to your skin. SPF is especially important if you are attempting to reduce the appearance of hyperpigmentation or acne scars.
💋 Don't forget your lips. Buff away dry, flakey bits of skin and lock in long-lasting moisturise for lips that are soft, supple and smooth with our superfood lip juice duo products, Coconut Crumble and Sweet Orange.
Happy Layering. You can download our free Morning Skincare Guide here.
The Glowcery Team