Instead of just putting on your cream one after another, learn the art of layering your skin care products. You might not think much about it, but the way you layer your skin care items can greatly affect the results. You can increase or decrease the potency of your products by applying it in a certain order.

When we are in a hurry, we tend to just pile on our products in the morning. Moisturizer, acne treatment, serum, eye cream, essence, sunscreen and more. It’s not easy to figure out what product you should be applying first or last. No need to worry! Here are tips to layer your skin care products and the ideal way to apply them. Read on to know more.

Cleanser

This is pretty obvious. The first step to any skin care routine is cleansing. You want to start with a cleanse surface before applying other products. Cleanse your skin from your hairline to your neck using a circular motion. This will give you a deeper cleanse and help enhance the blood circulation. Rinse off the cleanser thoroughly and use a soft cotton towel to pat dry your face. Avoid rubbing your face with the towel. This can irritate the skin and make it sensitive to your other skin care items.

Toner

The next step in your skin care routine is your toner. Not everyone uses toner so if you don’t use it, simply skip this step. When applying toner use an upward motion with your cotton ball. This will help give you a deeper cleanse and help improve the skin’s texture.

Topical Products

After cleanser and toner the skin can absorb products better. This will be the best time to apply topical products such as essences, scar lightener, skin brightener, acne cream, wart remover and so on. Since there are no other products on the skin, it makes absorption better and more effective. Apply and wait for your products to dry completely. You can use a tiny fan to help speed up drying.

Moisturizer

Once the topical products are absorbed by the skin, it is time to apply your moisturizer. This is very important to be a part of your routine. Even if you have oily skin you still need a moisturizer. Apply a good amount of moisturizer all over your neck and face. Massage the moisturizer in using a circular motion towards the center of your face. This will help enhance blood circulation. When the product is close to drying, pat your skin using light slapping motions. This will make the skin absorb the moisturizer better.

Sunscreen

Of course you need to lock in the product onto your skin. You can’t skip sunscreen, no matter what the weather is. The sunscreen works as a protective barrier for your skin. This will also keep the products you previously applied on your skin intact. When planning to apply makeup, make sure that the sunscreen is completely dry.

Above is the right way to layer your skin care. However, in some cases this may not be applicable. There are some products specially designed to be applied at the end of the skin care routine that can be indicated on the list above as the third layer. Learn about your products and make the most out of them.

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