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SKINCARE

Oct. 2018

HOW TO:

Apply Products In The Right Order

With all the different products I use, I often wondered if there was a specific order I should be applying them in for optimal effectiveness. Sure enough, I was right.

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There IS a difference in performance when you apply your products in their correct order. You might own and invest in the best skincare products in the world, but if you're layering them poorly, you will not see the best results, wasting your time, efforts, and money. 

THE SIMPLE ANSWER

The order in which you should apply your skincare products is from THINNEST to THICKEST (or from liquid to oil) in order for the skin to absorb their full benefits. Apply your formulas with a lightweight consistency first and follow with richer, creamier ones since those will act as a barrier and block anything else from entering your pores. 

EXAMPLE

The best way I can explain this is with an analogy. Think about a strainer — if you pour pudding in the strainer first, followed by water, the water is going to have a harder time going through the pores of the strainer since pudding is thicker and will be blocking the openings. If you flip the order of things, pouring the water in the strainer first, followed by pudding, both the items will make it through the pores. This same process applies to your skin and the products you put on top of it. 

 

EFFECTIVENESS

With skincare, you wouldn’t want to block one of the products you’ve paid a lot of money for and that you’re counting on to treat your skin by applying them in the wrong sequence. You can avoid this waste from happening by applying your lighter consistency products first to ensure that everything has a FAIR opportunity to pass through your skin. Just remember, anything liquidy will have an easier time penetrating bare skin, while thicker creams and oils should be saved for the end, to lock everything in.

I hope my analogy can help you navigate product layering and even come in handy if you ever get stumped! Using this process will undoubtably help you get the most out of your skincare regimen, I know it has for me!