How to layer your skincare products?
If you read nothing else, the golden rule of skin care layering is apply THINNEST to THICKEST. Why? The lighter weight the product the faster it absorbs into the skin.
After cleansing apply:
First: Toner (if you use)
Third: Moisturizer/SPF to help seal it all in
Your morning routine should look something like this:
Serum. Vitamin C should go on the skin first before any other serum (waiting 2 minutes before applying your moisturizer to allow the serum to fully dry). This is a perfect time to brush your teeth! I used Skinceuticals Phloretin CF for over 2 years and recently switched to this Vit C serum and really like it.
OPTIONAL: I use Skinceuticals AOX eye gel which is an eye serum that provides environmental protection
Moisturize/SPF. I use EltaMD UV Clear as my moisturizer and SPF combo
Your nightly routine should look something like this:
Tone. You don't have to use a toner but I have been using one for years and love it, especially if my skin feels dry after cleansing. Toner is great for ph balancing the skin and improves absorption of skincare products.
Retinoids. Lots to say about retinoids, these articles explain more about what retinoids are.
Moisturize. I am prone to dryness so I always moisturize with retinoids and am unable to tolerate every night usage. In the warmer months I use HA Intensifier or HA5 Rejuvenating Hydrator and in the colder months I use Skinceuticals Triple lipid Restore.
*OPTIONAL: Eye Cream: this eye cream is awesome! If you don't want to spend money on an eye cream- vaseline or aquaphor are great hydrating night options.