That expensive serum you splurge on every few weeks might not work because you're not properly using it.
Seriously, the order in which you apply your skincare makes a real and significant difference. You need to follow the order to ensure the overall efficacy of your routine is maintained. And why buy the most effective products if you're going to use them in the wrong order?
The order in which your skincare products are layered is important. In general, apply products from thinnest to thickest. This ensures that all of the product comes into direct contact with your skin (which is the point of skincare products, isn't it?) because you might be wasting powerful ingredients.
So, how do you layer your skincare to get the best results? It's quite simple. Let's dive in.
The first and foremost step is to wash your face, so we have a clean canvas to start the work. If you are cleansing in the morning, use a mild face wash to eliminate all the dirt and dead skin cells.
If you clean your face at night, use the double cleanse method. First, wash your face with an oil-based cleanser and follow it with a mild face wash. This will ensure your face is clean. Yes, do this even if you don't wear makeup because this helps to get rid of sunscreen too.
Effective yet underrated step in the skincare regime. You can use rose water if you want to avoid investing in a high-end toner. It's one of the best toners.
Serums are potent and concentrated liquids. They target skin problems directly and effectively. Pick a serum based on the skincare problem you want to tackle. If you have dull skin, go for Vitamin C serum. If you have acne, blackheads, and whiteheads, then go for salicylic acid.
It's time to seal in all the goodness with a thick product. Irrespective of your skin type, you should include a moisturiser in your skincare. Yes, even if you have oily skin.
Make sure you apply SPF, 30 minutes before stepping out in the sun. If you skip SPF and follow all the other steps. Your hard work and expensive products will go in vain. Because you treat your skin, repair it using a proper skincare routine. And it gets damaged again when you step out in the sun without SPF.
You can include these optional steps in your weekly or daily skincare routine.
There are a plethora of masks in the market. They are effective if you use them 1-2 times a week. If you have oily skin, go for a clay mask. If you have dry skin, wear a hydrating mask like aloe vera. Instead of sheet masks, go for serums. They are more effective.
You might imagine a scrub as soon as you see the word exfoliate. But we have excellent chemical exfoliants like AHA and BHAs, which will exfoliate your skin without damaging it as physical scrubs do.
With that, you know how to layer and use your skincare products to get the most out of them. Remember the SPF, even if you are staying indoors.