The right order to layer your skincare products

The right order to layer your skincare products

The right order to layer your skincare products

 Whether you are a minimalist in terms of skincare routine or have a 10 products ritual, it is always important to layer the products in the right order for an optimal result and effectiveness. A rule of thumb, if you are confused regarding the order, is to apply from the lightest product to the thickest. The idea is to allow the skin to absorb each product, in order to maximise the results. And remember to always start with a cleansed skin.

 Top Tip: Use an oil to milk cleanser, followed by cleansing clay for a perfect double cleanse effect, which will leave your skin not only clean but also soft and smooth.

1. SERUM

Serums are very concentrated, nutrient-dense treatments that address specific concerns, so it is a great idea to include them in your skincare routine. Sometimes a serum could be a good replacement for the moisturiser if your skin is not very dry. Consider your skin type when choosing the serum. If you have oily and acne-prone skin, select a face serum with salicylic acid and retinols, as well as rosehip seed oil. For mature and dry skins, try something with hyaluronic acid and Vitamin C.

2. MOISTURISER

The moisturiser is very important and I think that everyone should use one, regardless of the skin type. I personally apply the moisturiser on damp skin, right afte the cleanser, in order to lock as much moisture as possible into my skin, especially during the cold season. Moisturisers are made up of mostly water and our skin needs it to work effectively. If your skin is not getting the sufficient amount of water, the lack of hydration will present itself by turning your skin dry, tight and flaky. And this is exactly what we are trying to avoid.

3. FACIAL OIL  

Because moisturisers are mostly water, their main purpose is to moisturise. They do not have enough occlusive ingredients, therefore the facial oil comes to fill that gap and seal that most needed moisture in and provide a protective barrier for the skin. Rich in vitamins, fatty acids and antioxidants, facial oils are the new best thing in your skincare routine. They not only lock in the moisture but nourish, help balancing sebum production,  fight the signs of ageing and give your skin a beautiful natural glow. Facial oils are also known to improve scars appearance, help improve skin texture, protect against the blue light and fight acne.

5. SPF 

The last but not the least step in our skincare routine, is the UV protection. SPF has considerable benefits for your skin, notably protecting it from UV rays that cause wrinkles, loss of firmness, dullness and uneven pigmentation. Products with added SPF, when applied regularly, have been proven to help prevent these visible signs of ageing. UV protection should be applied on your skin all year around and not only during the summer months. In terms of the type of cream, I prefer to use the zinc oxide one, not only because it is natural, but also because, unlike the chemical ones, that act like a sponge for the UV rays, the mineral ones actually act like a shield, stopping the UV rays from penetrating the skin. If you are still in doubt get in touch and we'll be happy to answer all of your questions. 

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