Knowing how to layer your skincare is definitely an underrated art. There is a correct way and order in which you should apply your skincare products. Here, you’ll learn an easy-to-follow beauty routine that is beginner-friendly. The first step is to remove your makeup and any sunscreen you have on. The double-cleansing method is the best one for this purpose. Start by removing your makeup using an oil-based product like cleansing oil or a cleansing balm. Warm up the product in your hands before working your way gently through your face. Then, emulsify the cleansing oil/ cleansing balm using water. Once everything has been removed, follow up with your favorite water-based cleanser as the second step of double-cleansing. This will ensure that there are no traces of any oil residue on your face.
Now, your face is ready for the next step, which is serums! Any treatments that you want to dive into should be applied now. The general rule of thumb is to apply products with a thinner consistency and follow up with thicker products like creams and moisturizers. If you want to exfoliate chemically, apply the product to your face and leave it for the required amount of time. Follow up with your hydrating serums that contain ingredients like hyaluronic acid, niacinamide, antioxidants, etc. Remember, always pat your serums gently onto your skin. Harsh rubbing motions cause premature aging tonight, and we don’t want that do we?
It’s time for moisturizer! Choose a moisturizer that is suitable for your skin type. People with oilier skin types can opt for gel-based moisturizers that hydrate deeply without clogging pores. For people that have drier skin, thick occlusive creams are the best choice. They are rich and contain emollients that soothe and soften dry flaked skin. You’ll have smooth, baby-soft skin in no time by following this routine.
And that’s it! You’re done with your basic skincare routine. Now, if you want to incorporate something extra to treat your skin, you can opt for a hydrating sheet mask. It’s a fun self-care activity and gives your skin that extra splash of hydration. Maybe ask your mom or your best friend to join you for a mini spa day while you’re at it.
If you’re doing your morning skincare routine, sunscreen should be the last step. Do not, under any circumstances, step out of your house without sun protection. It is the most useful thing to combat aging and sunspots. If you’ve already washed your face the night before with a cleanser, you don’t need it again in the morning. Simply rinse your face with cold water, and follow up with a vitamin C serum, moisturizer, and sunscreen, and voila! You’re ready for the day. Any makeup that you want to apply will come after sunscreen application.
Remember you do not have to spend hundreds of dollars to achieve the perfect glow, understanding how to properly layer your skincare routine is the key to achieving flawless skin. Now, what are you waiting for? Certainly, there are no excuses when it comes to taking care of your skin. Remember, skincare is self-care!