By now, you should know we would never (ever) tell you there’s only one way to do something. Except for this time. When it comes to skincare products, there is a right way to apply them, so your skin takes in all the benefits.
Applying skincare products in the correct order makes sure every ingredient penetrates the skin. Without the proper order on your skincare regimen, your skin may only soak up the active ingredients in some products, leaving other crucial ones behind.
Layering Skin Care Products 101
The rule of thumb to keep in mind as you go through your routine is to apply those with the thinnest consistency first and build your way up to the thickest. Another way to look at this is from liquid to oil.
Another thing you want to keep in mind is timing. While you want to slather every single product on your skincare routine in under 5 minutes, you should wait. Most skincare products recommend waiting anywhere between 2-minutes to 3-minutes. But who has the time for that?
However, you still want to wait a few minutes in between product applications to make sure your skin soaks up all of their goodness.
Now that you have the basics, you know precisely how to layer your skincare products like a beauty guru.