How to Layer your Skin Care Products To Maximize Results
Skin care layering is probably that most confusing thing to get used to! Getting the routine right helps to accelerate the healing and rejuvenation process of your skin. Figuring out the right order was probably my biggest worry after I finished creating the core products. The process is lightest or thinnest to thick, since the thin serums will penetrate deep down into the skin while the cream and lotions will sit on top of your skin.
1 - Always clean your face with water that is just a bit hotter than lukewarm water. Hot water will strip the moisture right out. Use a baby wash cloth or something similar. Apply 1-2 pumps of cleanser
to your fingers and massage in a circular motion all over your face and neck (people always forget their necks). Then rinse with luke warm water and pat dry.
2 - If you are going to use a mask
, you should clean first (to open up the pores) then apply the mask (always in circular motion), it helps to massage the skin and blend the mask really well. Be sure that you cover your entire face and neck (yup the neck too) being careful not to get it too close to your eyes. Leave it on for 15 - 20 minutes then rinse off with luke warm water and pat dry.
3 - I recommend that people use a toner after just cleansing or after a mask. Always use a toner
that is alcohol free. When you clean your face, you are cleaning out the pores. Toners will help to close your pores and give you some moisturization (some not much). Before applying toner, you should pat your face dry (again with a very soft cloth) and wait about a minute for your face to dry.
4 - After your face is dry, you should apply your under eye serum
and let it sit for about a minute to soak in.
5. Next you would use the Hyaluronic Acid Serum. Always apply in a circular motion all over the face and the next areas. Allow to set for 1 minute.
6. Next would be the DMAE Serum. Repeat the same way you applied the Hyaluronic Acid. Allow to set for a minute.
7. Next would be the Vitamin C Serum. Repeat the same way you applied the Hyaluronic Acid. Allow to set for a minute.
8. Next you need to lock in moisture with the Triple Action Daily Moisturizer
so that you don't look like a lizard mid day (been there-done that - not pretty). Apply to face and neck (and your hands too if you don't use a hand lotion) It will give your face and neck the protection you need throughout the day.
9. At night, cleanse, tone, apply serum/serums then use a night cream
that works while you sleep to hydrate your skin.
Getting into a routine and being diligent even when we've had late nights is the key to keeping youthful skin. Always allow your skin to absorb each product before applying the next. (1-2 minutes between applications) Layering is important to make sure your skin gets all the intended benefits. AND DRINKS LOTS OF WATER!!