How to layer skincare products

Layering skincare products is a piece of cake! A good rule of thumb is to apply products from thinnest to thickest. Here is a basic guide to layering your skincare products like a pro.

This guide reflects products in an average skincare routine. A person’s routine may not include all of the types of products listed, so skip over irrelevant steps.

It’s important to consult with your esthetician on which products to use and how to use them. Always follow the directions on the label and the directions from your provider.¬†

Step 1. Cleanser 

Always start by washing your face! Morning and night.

Step 2. Toner

Step 3. Serum

If you use multiple serums, apply from thinnest to thickest. Depending on the serum, it may be important that it’s only used during the day, or only used in the evening. Always consult the label and your esthetician.

Step 4. Eye cream

Can be used once or twice a day. Always consult the label or an esthetician.

Step 5. Moisturizer

This is key to “sealing” in all the products you just applied. Can be used morning and night, depending on your skin type and the product.

Step 6. Sunscreen

Arguably, the most important step. Use only in the morning and reapply every 2 hours throughout the day.


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