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The Art of Layering Skincare Products: What Goes First?

The Art of Layering Skincare Products: What Goes First?

Just like in an orchestra where every instrument has its moment to shine, every product in your skincare lineup plays a pivotal role in the health and beauty of your skin. But knowing which product to apply when can be confusing. That’s where the art of layering comes into play.

Layering your skincare products correctly ensures that your skin receives the full benefits of each product. The general rule of thumb is to apply products from thinnest to thickest consistency – starting with the lightest formulas like serums and ending with heavier creams and oils.

Step-by-Step Guide:

  1. Cleanser: Begin with a clean canvas by thoroughly cleansing your skin.
  2. Toner: Balance and prep your skin to better absorb the products that follow.
  3. Serum: Apply any treatment serums targeted to your specific skin concerns.
  4. Moisturizer: Lock in hydration with a moisturizer suited to your skin type.
  5. Sunscreen: During the day, finish with a broad-spectrum sunscreen.

Remember, patience is key – give each product a moment to absorb before moving on to the next. And while this sequence is a solid foundation, your skin’s individual needs might call for additional steps or adjustments.

Layering your skincare products in the correct order can transform your skin and elevate your routine from routine to ritual. Want to refine your skincare strategy further or address specific concerns? Visit SINY Dermatology's website or call 718-491-5800 to book an appointment. Our experts are here to guide you through the intricacies of skincare, ensuring that every layer you apply contributes to the masterpiece that is your skin.

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