Discover the art of layering your ‘Skincare Sandwich’
Put a finger down if you follow a 3-7 step skincare routine! (yep, guilty!). Today when there are numerous products in the market, acting as a concoction of different ingredients earmarked to treat skin issues like pimples, acne, hyperpigmentation, dark circles, blackheads and signs of ageing like wrinkles, fine lines & saggy skin, it often becomes confounding for us to comprehend which product follows next. Moreover, setting up the order to the skincare ‘kit and kaboodle’ is essential to ensure the efficacy of the skincare products and enhances product absorption in the skin as well. Since we provided you with dermatologist suggestions on the do’s and dont’s of skincare products and put a light on ‘Skincare Mixology’, let us now cover the ‘Skincare Sandwich’ - Your recipe to skincare product application.
The thumb rule to discern the order is to consider the skincare product’s consistency and texture. As the skincare lingo goes - layering products light to heavy or thin to thick skincare products is the best way to achieve effective results from the products. Now that you are familiar with the basics, let’s get you involved with the correct recipe to your skincare sandwich!
Since we provided you with dermatologist suggestions on the do’s and don’ts of skincare products and put a light on ‘Skincare Mixology’, let us now cover the ‘Skincare Sandwich’ - Your recipe to skincare product application.
'Rise & Shine' healthy skin - Your AM skincare schedule
Waking up with the sun(or not!), your skin deserves to look fresh as a daisy. But even after the conscious and careful buying of skincare products meant to treat your skin issue and moisturise your skin, not applying it correctly hampers the product to reach its full potential and also nullifies the product application if the thicker product is applied first. Here comes your skincare routine bible with some skincare product suggestions which are no less than any treasure!
Step 1 - Cleansing & Toning - Starting your day with a hydrating face wash not just marks the start of a rejuvenating bath but also takes away all the impurities and dirt & grime that assembles on your skin. Pro tip- change your pillowcases and sheets regularly (once in every two days in MUST!). You can follow it up by spritzing your favourite toner for an added layer of freshness.
Step 2 - Corrective Serum - Now that all the makeup residue and pollutants are washed away, it’s time to treat your skin with face serums containing active ingredients which caters to the skin issues like pigmentation, acne, uneven skin tone and even anti-ageing issues like fine lines & wrinkles. The acids in the serum acts as mild exfoliators which get rid of all the dead skin cells, prepping the skin for the next step.
Step 3 - Eye Cream - Aren’t we all prey to those annoying ‘panda eyes’? Thanks to those irregular sleep patterns, ever-increasing screen time and lifestyle habits, almost everybody is dealing with dark under eyes. The skin underneath our eyes is delicate and thus requires additional moisturisation in order to stay hydrated. Here comes the need for application of eye cream which provides nutrition to the area whilst reducing its appearance effectively.
Step 4 - Moisturise - Applying a moisturiser is the ultimate dose of hydration your skin requires everyday. It is ideal to lock in the goodness of the previous applied products and maintain your youthful skin. The best part? No matter the skin type (normal/dry/combination/oily) it becomes essential to maintain our skin’s hydration as well as the skin barrier.
Step 5 - Face Oil + Face Yoga - Face oils further strengthen the skin barrier and provide further nutrition to the skin with its added goodness. Moreover it acts as a perfect lubricant to Face Yoga exercises - The ultimate beauty-gym for your face. Practising face yoga just for 5-10 mins every morning not just relaxes & tones your overworked facial muscles but also provides visible transformation in the skin issues. Just the application of the serum doesn’t do justice to its powerful ingredients. Face Yoga further promotes product absorption while providing its eminent results on the face.
Step 6 - SPF Sunscreen - Don’t blame me if I judge you for missing out on your SPF anyday. Let’s talk facts : Sun rays cause up to 90% skin ageing or photo-ageing to our skin cells if left untreated. Therefore applying a broad spectrum sunscreen saves our skin from the harmful sun damage and helps with signs of ageing like wrinkles, fine lines and hyperpigmentation caused by photo-ageing - dark spots/ sun spots. We recommend our MINERAL SUNSCREEN WITH BLUE LIGHT PROTECTION which acts as your daily indoor/outdoor sunscreen and which creates a protective barrier against harmful UVA/UVB sun rays.
Want to set your PM Routine as well? Watch to follow along!