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Skincare is not just about the products you use; it’s about how you use them. The art of skincare layering involves applying products in a specific sequence to maximise their efficacy and benefits. At Ministry of Skin, we understand the importance of a well-crafted skincare routine, and we’re here to guide you through the process of layering like a pro.

Follow these expert tips to elevate your skincare routine and achieve radiant, healthy-looking skin:

Start with a Clean Canvas:

Before diving into your skincare routine, ensure your skin is thoroughly cleansed each evening. Use a cleanser suited to your skin type to remove dirt, oil, and impurities, allowing your skincare products to penetrate more effectively.
We recommend not cleansing in the morning. Washing your face too frequently can strip away the skin’s natural oils, leading to dryness, irritation, and even increased oil production as the skin tries to compensate.

Layer by Consistency:

When layering skincare products, a general rule of thumb is to start with the thinnest consistency and gradually move to thicker formulas. This allows each product to be absorbed properly without interference from heavier textures. Begin with lightweight serums, followed by treatments and moisturisers.

Layer by Base:

Skincare can be broken into three bases: Water, Oil and Water & Oil. When layering skincare, it is just as important to layer by base as it is consistency within types of skincare. Always start with water based products, then water & oil, followed by oil base. For example, you might use two serums each morning, one might be water based and the other oil based, you would use the water based serum, followed by the oil based serum and then continue with moisturisers (even if this is water based).

Don’t Forget Sun Protection:

Sunscreen is a non-negotiable step in any skincare routine, regardless of the weather or time of day. Apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen with at least SPF 30 as the final step in your morning routine to protect your skin from harmful UV rays and prevent premature aging. And don’t forget to reapply every 2- 4 hours no matter the weather.

Listen to Your Skin:

Pay attention to how your skin responds to different products and adjust your routine accordingly. If you experience irritation or sensitivity, simplify your routine and introduce new products gradually. Consistency is key, so stick to your skincare regimen and give your skin time to adapt and thrive.

Seek Professional Advice:

With an overwhelming array of skincare products available on the market, it can be challenging to navigate the world of skincare alone. Consult with a skincare professional at Ministry of Skin to receive personalised recommendations tailored to your skin type, concerns, and goals. Our experts will guide you in crafting a customised skincare ritual that delivers real results.

By mastering the art of skincare layering, you can optimise the effectiveness of your products and achieve the glowing complexion. With the right knowledge and guidance, you can embark on a skincare journey that empowers you to look and feel your best every day.

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