Your skin is an investment. Which is why we want you to not only get the most out of your money, but also the best possible results. A great skincare routine should also not feel like a chore, it should be something you look forward to morning AND night. Discover our guide on how to layer your skincare and get the most out of your skincare routine!
Crafting Your Skincare Routine
Try mixing your products up, whether you have two different facial oils to target two different concerns, or a fun face mask every other day, take the time to enjoy looking after your skin. A proper skincare routine can be crafted for the busy mum, it’s about the quality of product. If you are time-poor, try opting for products that are multi-focused, for example our Hydrating Peptide Day Cream.
When it comes to Layering Your Skincare Products the General Rule of Thumb is Thinnest to Thickest.
So, if you are ever confused, try placing one pump of each of your products on the back of your hand and slightly tilting it. The product that slides off first should be applied first, the second should sit on top and so on. Read more below about how to layer your skincare optimally!
Guide To Layering Skincare the Right Way
With lots of different conflicting advice out there and so many products to choose from, it can be daunting knowing how to create a regime for your own personal needs and in which order to apply them for the best benefit.
The best rule of thumb when ordering your skin care regime is thinnest to thickest. Always apply the product with the thinnest consistency first and finish with the one that is thickest. When it comes to thin products, think of your hyaluronic acid, salicylic acid and AHA water-based serums compared to your thickest products such as your rich, thick occlusive night creams. Everything else should be layered between these. Our recommended steps:
How Are Skincare Products Classified?
Skin care products can generally be classified as either humectants, emollients or occlusives, each with a different function in the skin so it is important to include each of these in your regime to bind, support and protect the skin.
Apply Skincare To a Fresh, Clean Face
Clean skin is always step one when it comes to the perfect regime. Always start with a fresh base. Apply your skincare to damp skin as it absorbs 10x better when damp. Try spritzing your skin with a mist in between steps and always wait 30 – 60 seconds between each step to allow the product to soak in. Don’t forget to complete your morning routine with a high-quality SPF. If you are using a chemical SPF, use it before your occlusive moisturising step. If you are using a mineral based barrier SPF (usually zinc based) always use it after your occlusive moisturising step as your very last step.