There is no shortage of skincare products in the market. Each of these products is designed with a specific purpose. However, you want to get the best results out of each one, or it’s just a waste of your time and money. But with too many products and only one face, how do you know the proper order with which to use them? In this guide, you will learn about the secrets to layering skincare so you can enjoy the best results with your Medik8 products.
First things first…
Before you begin figuring out which skincare products go first, you need to understand the basics. Your skin. You need to know your skin type and concerns more closely. This is the only way you can develop a skincare routine that’s actually going to work!
What specific skin concern do you want to address?
Do you want to get rid of fine lines? Or do you need to calm down your blemishes?
Once you have identified your specific skin concern, you can move onto your product selection. You cannot simply slather products on and start layering skincare without knowing exactly what each product does.
By understanding your skin, you will know exactly what products you need and how to layer them.
Getting started on layering skincare
In the previous step, you should have figured out what skin concerns you need to address and the products to use accordingly. Medik8 offers a variety of product ranges aimed at specific skin concerns. There are cleansers, exfoliators, serums, moisturisers, sunscreens, toners, and masks.
The most important tip is to understand that your morning and evening skincare routine serve their own purpose. Therefore, you need to consider them independent of each other. This explains why there are products designed for morning or evening use since they are formulated accordingly.
In the morning, you should always begin with a light cleanser on your skin. This will help to get rid of oils that accumulated on your face overnight.
The next step is to use a toner. This will prep your skin so it will absorb fully the rest of the skincare products you will use in the morning.
Follow it up with a targeted serum (chosen specifically for your skin concern). If you need to use more than one serum, always apply the one with the thinnest formula first. In addition, any serum with vitamin C in its formula must be used in the morning routine. This will serve as a layer of protection for your skin throughout the day against environmental factors or pollutants.
In the evening, you need to use the nourishing formulas on your skin. This will give plenty of time for the ingredients to work on your skin and act on the skin concerns or issues you want addressed.
Start off with a cleansing routine with the help of a makeup remover. This is crucial as you want to make sure that all of your makeup is gently removed from your skin.
The next step is to apply toner. Again, it will help balance your skin so it can absorb the nourishing formulas of the rest of your skincare products.
Your skin is most active at night so this is the best time to use a serum that aids with skin cell renewal. Opt for ones with vitamin A in its formula or ones made with retinol.
The final step is to use a moisturiser. This will help boost your skin’s natural hydration as the product can sink deep into your skin overnight. It is also recommended that you use a heavier moisturiser at night so you can get optimum rejuvenation on your skin while you sleep.
If you are trying to address more than one skincare issue, layering skincare such as using multiple serums is definitely recommended. As mentioned above, apply the serum with the lightest formula first and then using the one with the thickest formula last.
Bonus tip when layering skincare
In addition, you should always apply the water-based products before oil-based ones.