How to Effectively Layer Skincare Products

by BiE - Beauty in Everything
How to Effectively Layer Skincare Products


skincare layering guide

Double Cleanse Your Face

The first step in any skincare program, including layering skincare products, is to cleanse your face. Double cleansing removes debris, oil, makeup, pollutants, and SPF from the surface of your skin, which can prevent the active elements in your skincare products from being absorbed. When you apply products on unclean skin, the active chemicals in such products may not be able to penetrate as deeply into the skin as they should, reducing their efficacy. By prepping a clean canvas for the other items in your skincare routine, double cleansing helps to get you the most bang for you buck when it comes to your AM and PM routines. This can assist to increase the effectiveness of your other products by helping them to penetrate the skin and deliver results more effectively.


It is essential to choose a cleanser that is suited for your skin type and issues. If you have dry or sensitive skin, for example, you should use a mild, moisturizing cleanser, but if you have oily or acne-prone skin, you should use a cleanser that helps reduce oil and breakouts. BiE's Fresh Forward- Deep Hydrating Cleanser is non-comedogenic and unclogs pores by cleaning them of dead skin cells. It is a concoction of nutritious oils that gives the skin a rejuvenated and revitalised appearance. A cleanser is a perfect go-to to get rid of oil-based impurities like makeup, SPF, and excess sebum.


When it comes to the second step of your double cleansing routine, reach for a face wash. A face wash can adequately get rid of water-based impurities like pollutants and other free radicals. Using the right face wash is the best way to finally prepare your skin for all the actives that will follow in your skincare routine.


Tone Your Skin

Toners assist to balance your skin's pH and prepare it for better absorption of the products that follow. Toner may help remove any remaining oil, grime, or makeup on your skin that remains after double cleansing, helping your skin to better absorb the active elements in your other skincare products. Depending on the formula, toners can help to hydrate, soothe, and brighten the skin. Some toners contain exfoliating compounds such as glycolic or salicylic acid, while others contain antioxidants or hyaluronic acid to nourish and moisturize the face.


However, beware! Many toners are nothing other than astringents formulated with harsh chemicals that can weaken and strip your skin of its natural oils. They make the user feel instantly gratified with an illusion of shrunken pores which is usually achieved by ingredients that cause swelling on the skin, making it appear tighter. To avoid such toner mishaps, reach for 100% pure rose water that is edible-grade to ensure that you skin is treated with love and care. If you’re worried about what is available in the market, you can make a DIY version of a rose water toner using very simple ingredients in your home kitchen.


Apply a Serum

Using a serum is integral to a well-rounded skincare routine, particularly when stacking skincare products. Serums are light, highly concentrated formulations meant to penetrate deep into the skin and deliver active ingredients to address particular skin issues. When layering skincare products, serums should be used after toners and before moisturizers. This allows the serum's active components to be absorbed more efficiently and to function in synergy with other products in your routine. After double cleansing and toning your skin, add a tiny quantity of serum to your fingertips and gently pat it over your face, avoiding the eye region. Let the serum penetrate completely into the skin before adding moisturizer. It is critical to find a serum that is suited for your skin type and concerns. For example, if you have dry or dehydrated skin, you should use a serum with hyaluronic acid or other moisturizing ingredients, but if you have acne-prone skin, you should use a serum with salicylic acid or other acne-fighting and soothing actives like aloe vera, cica, and peptides. BiE’s Super Peptide Turn-Around Serum is powered by a unique blend of anti-wrinkle peptides like Hexapeptide-8 and Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1 with a mechanism similar to Botulinum Toxin. It is a good ingredient for reducing wrinkle depth, particularly around the eyes and on the forehead.


Moisturize Your Skin

Moisturizing your skin is a significant factor in any skincare routine, especially when layering myriad skincare products. Moisturizers moisturize and feed the skin while also protecting it from external factors and locking in moisture to keep it looking and feeling healthy. When stacking skincare products, it's usually best to use your moisturizer last, following any serums or treatments. This allows the moisturizer to lock in the active compounds from the previous products, providing the skin with an additional layer of hydration and protection. Cleanse, tone, and apply any serums or treatments to your skin before applying moisturizer. Next, using upward circular strokes, gently massage a tiny bit of moisturizer into your face and neck. If you have dry, oily, sensitive, or mixed skin, pick a moisturizer that is suitable for your skin type and skin conditions. Apart from a standard moisturizer, you may wish to add a facial oil or face mist to your skincare routine. If you want to include these items in your routine, be sure to use them before your moisturizer. Use this as a rule of thumb: If your facial oil is lighter than your moisturiser, use it before your moisturizing step. If your facial oil is heavier than your moisturiser, use it after the moisturising step in your skincare routine. Moongleam- Precious Gel Cream by BiE is an unquestionable necessity for hydrating the skin's deepest layers. It ensures that your skin remains vibrant and youthful with a healthy, golden sheen.


Apply Eye Cream

The skin around the eyes is fragile and thin, and it requires special care to maintain healthy youthfulness. It's best to use your eye cream after any serums and before your moisturizer when stacking skincare products. This allows the eye cream to be efficiently absorbed and to operate in tandem with other products in your regimen. To use eye cream, first, double cleanse and tone your skin, then gently dab a tiny quantity of eye cream around the eye region using your ring finger. Avoid rubbing or tugging at the sensitive skin around your eyes, since this can cause injury and premature aging. It is important to choose an eye cream that is suited to your skin type and issues. Look for eye creams with caffeine, peptides, or hyaluronic acid to help decrease puffiness, tighten and moisturize the skin, while minimizing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Remember that the skin around the eyes is fragile and requires special care, so use caution while applying eye cream and avoid using products that are too harsh or irritating for this area. A pro tip is to apply any eye cream with your ring finger as it exerts the least amount of pressure. BiE offers the Eyefinity- All-in-One Under Eye Gel. Luxurious, natural, skincare antioxidants like soya flavonoids and stem cells reinforce and strengthen the skin barrier. They provide a brilliant brightening effect and enhance the entire eye contour, leaving it feeling cool and relaxed.


Apply Sunscreen

Sunscreen shields the skin from the damaging effects of UV radiation, which can cause sunburn, premature aging, and an increased risk of skin cancer. While layering skincare products, it's typically suggested that you apply your sunscreen last, after any moisturizer or other products you're using. This allows the sunscreen to act as an additional protective barrier on top of the other products, as well as to help seal in moisture, keeping the skin looking and feeling healthy. Generously apply sunscreen to your face, neck, and any other areas of exposed skin, such as your arms or chest. Reapply sunscreen 2-3 times throughout the day, especially if you're sweating or spending time outside. It is critical to choose a sunscreen that offers broad-spectrum protection against both UVA and UVB rays and an SPF of at least 30 or higher. Look for lightweight, non-greasy solutions that are suitable for your skin type and will not clog your pores or trigger acne.

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