Using several different skincare products in your routine can be overwhelming.
Can you use hyaluronic acid with retinol?
When should you use a vitamin C serum?
Varying ingredients deliver optimal benefits for your complexion, so knowing how to effectively layer your skincare is a must.
In today’s blog post, we delve into the art of layering skincare, and how you can use your favourite skincare products to promote a healthy, luminous complexion.
Order of skincare
Cleanser– Your first layer of skincare should always be your cleanser. This eliminates dirt, grime, and oil, as well as prepping the skin for the next step in your routine. If you wear makeup, try double cleansing (start with an oil cleanser and follow with a cream cleanser) as this will remove your makeup effectively.
Exfoliate or use a mask – Exfoliating the skin helps to eliminate the dead skin cells which build up on the surface of the skin,causing dullness or blemishes. Alternatively, you could use a sheet mask to add extra hydration, or a face mask to soothe, draw out impurities or remove excess oil.
Toner – toner is an important step for removing excess product from the skin, as well as prepping the skin for hydration.
Serum – now is the correct time to apply your serum. You only need to use a small amount of serum to make an impact as a serum product targets deep down in the skin to hydrate, nourish and restore. Remember to leave time for your serum to dry before applying moisturiser.
Eye cream – Apply your eye cream by dabbing it on with your finger. You shouldn’t tug the skin around this area as its very delicate.
Moisturiser– Every type of skin needs moisturiser to hydrate and nourish. A good moisturiser like Live Skincare Day & Night Moisturiser will gently moisturise to alleviate flakiness and dryness, as wells as helping to balance the complexion.
Facial oil– For extra hydration ad repair, use a facial oil after your moisturiser. A facial oil helps to form a protective layer over the skin, locking in moisture. If you have combination or oily skin, use your facial oil in your evening routine.
SPF – In your daytime routine, apply SPF as the last step. This is extremely important as SPF protects your skin from sun damage, which can cause premature ageing, pigmentation, as well as increasing the risk of skin cancer.
How to layer different serums
If you enjoy using varying serums, you’ll want to know how to layer them.
It’s best to layer no more than two serums in one go as using too many serums can inhibit absorption levels. If you have several skin worries, try using different serums in the morning and evening, or use a multi-tasking serum instead.
Avoid using vitamin C and retinol together – instead try using vitamin C in your morning routine and retinol in your evening routine.
When layering, use the lightest consistency first, followed by the heaviest in order to help them absorb into the skin.
Layering your skincare is a fun way to approach your skincare routine – just remember to wait a few minutes in-between applying your serums to allow them to soak into your skin.
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