THE RIGHT WAY TO LAYER YOUR SKINCARE
Get the most out of your skincare by applying your products in the right order.
1. START WITH A CLEAN FACE
Your serums and moisturisers won’t be able to sink into your skin with a layer of oil, dirt and dead skin blocking them.
2. APPLY ACTIVE FIRST
Serums with vitamin C, alpha hydroxy acid, beta hydroxy acid and retinol should go on first. Be sure to avoid the eye area when applying.
3. THE EYE CREAM
Using your ring finger, dab on eye cream all around the eye up to the brow bone. If you’re using an eye serum, that should go on first.
4. GO FROM LIGHTEST TO HEAVIEST TEXTURES
If you don’t include actives in your routine, begin with mists and essences, followed by serums and lotions, and then moisturisers and face oils last. Products with heavier textures like creams and oils are meant to sit at the top to seal everything in.
5. FINISH WITH SPF
Products that offer sun protection aren’t meant to sink into the skin. They need to sit on top and act as a barrier against the sun, so these go on right before your makeup or primer.
Squeaky clean skin is no longer the measure of a good cleanser. Pick one that’s gentle, respects the skin’s pH balance and doesn’t strip skin’s natural oils.