What's your skincare routine? Our Best Application Tips!
Despite having the best intentions and all the fancy products, we sometimes make mistakes when applying our skincare. We may end up using the wrong ingredients for our skin type, or products in the wrong order, or rushing through the steps . So, to avoid confusion and frustration, here's our essential tips in forming your perfect skincare routine:
- Apply Skin Care From Thinnest To Thickest
Layering skin care in the correct order is essential to make sure everything can actually work correctly. Always follow product instructions, of course, but if in doubt, just remember that skin care needs to be applied from thinnest to thickest (or from most active to least active). If you don't layer your products in the right way, you could either render them totally ineffective. Below is our cheatsheet - Pin it, screenshot it, memorize it, do whatever you need to make sure you are layering correctly. You can read further information here !
- Wait At Least 30 Seconds Between Each Step
Ever applied your skincare in the correct order, if you apply too quickly, the ingredients can't sink into your skin properly. Whilst annoying, it is very fixable if you just slow down your routine. Giving each product at least 30 seconds (more if you can) allows them to better absorb, and that will stop pilling of your ingredients. Yay!
- Don't Touch Your Hands Or Face With Droppers
Think about it like this: 99% of the time, that dropper sits in the product. So touching it to your fingers or your face or your anything, can contaminate the dropper and the rest of your product. So, try to avoid this! Instead, hold the dropper above your palm and squeeze out as many drops as you like, then pop it straight back in the bottle and secure the lid tight.
- Know the right ingredients for your skin type
It's important to use the best ingredients that work for your unique skin type and only mix and match what is suitable for YOU. Not every ingredient is suitable for every skin type or concern. Unsure of your skin type? Take our quiz and generate your perfect skincare routine.