Skincare layering: The best order to apply your products
Did you know there's a specific order to use your skincare products? Because there is – it's called skincare layering, and there is a right and a wrong way to go about it.
Skincare layering helps ensure your skincare products are their most effective. If you put moisturiser on first and then layer a serum on top, the serum isn't going to do its best work; it can't get through the thicker moisturiser to reach your skin. The rule is to put thinner products first and lay more viscous products on top to contain the products underneath.
Make the most of your products with the following skincare layering order.
Products that cleanse
Start your skincare layering process with a fresh canvas. Clear your face of products and build-up – dirt, oil, and debris – that will block skincare from working its magic on your fresh skin. Products that cleanse include cleansers, scrubs, toners, and exfoliants – AHAs and BHAs.
Products that boost
There are masks, serums, retinol, and spot treatments to boost certain skin functions. These target specific concerns and you can use them interchangeably. You could use a mask that targets pores, a vitamin C serum that improves skin brightness, and retinol for some extra hydration.
SumaNurica's Collagen Essence Mask is one such product that acts as a booster. It works to repair your skin barrier, hydrating and promoting skin elasticity with patented collagen proteins.
Products that hydrate
Hydration is essential to maintaining healthy and youthful skin because it improves elasticity, and more elasticity equals fewer wrinkles. The best way to hydrate your skin is to drink water, but you can support moisture retention with products like eye creams, face oils, and moisturisers.
Our Collagen Essence Mask helps restore loss of elasticity by supporting the skin's surface regeneration and barrier protection, reducing redness, and locking in hydration.
Products that protect
If you plan on leaving the house, sunscreen should always be the last step of your morning skincare layering routine, primarily if you've used active products like retinol and AHAs, which can make the top layer of your skin more sensitive to the sun.
If you're looking at this list and thinking there's no way you'll remember everything, don't worry – first, you'll make your skin break out, and second, you don't need to use every product on this list. You can simplify skincare layering to a cleanser, moisturiser, and sunscreen if that works for you. Or even just one product; a moisturiser at night and sunscreen during the day.
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