How To Layer Skin-Care Products In The Correct Order For Your Best Skin Yet

We all own a hundred skincare products but what if I told you that you’ve been using them wrong all this while? Did you know that using your skincare products in the wrong order actually decreases their efficacy? Every skin care product on your top shelf serves a purpose and it’s meant to be used in a specific order. Yes, sequence matters!

Most of us don’t have the time to spend an hour pampering our skin with an elaborate 10-step Korean skincare routine, but by making these simple changes in your skincare routine, you can maximize the benefits you get from each product. If you’re intrigued, you definitely want to keep reading because we’re about to tell you exactly how and why layering your skincare products in the right order is so important!

Step 1. Cleanse

Whether you’re following this routine in the morning or in the evening, cleansing is of utmost importance. You always want to start with cleansed skin. For your morning routine, start by using a gentle face cleanser like the Lakmé Blush And Glow Lemon Gel Face Wash. For your nighttime skincare routine, a 2-step cleansing process is ideal. It will ensure that you get rid of all the sweat, dust, makeup, sunscreen and dirt that might clog your pores after a long day at work. Use the Lakmé Cleansing Milk and follow it up with the same Lakmé Blush And Glow Lemon Gel Face Wash.

Step 2. Tone

The second step in your skincare routine should be a toner. A toner helps remove any dirt and impurities your cleanser might have missed. It also helps bring your skin back to its optimal pH balance and tightens your pores. Always look for an alcohol-free toner like the Lakmé Absolute Pore Fix Toner.

Now that we’ve established the two key steps in your cleansing routine let’s move on to moisturiser. I bet you thought you could slather on anything you felt like right? The key to layering your skincare is to remember to use your products in the order of their consistency. Lightest to heaviest - This way, you ensure that your skin benefits from each and every ingredient and the products penetrate better.

Step 3. Serum

The very first product after toning should be a serum. Serum is the lightest skincare product and it’s structured in a way that it has smaller molecules. This means that it penetrates to the deeper layers of your skin. Serums are packed with concentrated active ingredients, this is what makes them an essential part of your skincare routine. Pick a serum that will address your skin concerns.

Dull Skin: Lakmé Absolute Perfect Radiance Skin Lightening Serum

Dry Skin: Lakmé Absolute Argan Oil Radiance Overnight Oil-in-Serum

Pre-Makeup: Lakmé Absolute Skin Gloss Reflection Serum

Step 4. Moisturise

If you want glowing, radiant skin, moisturiser is absolutely essential. Depending on your skin type, choose a moisturiser that works. If you have oily skin, you want to use a lighter moisturiser or a gel-based one. If you have dry skin, a heavier creamier formula would be ideal. A moisturiser will help keep your skin soft and supple and make your makeup blend better. When used overnight, the right moisturiser will help your skin repair and rejuvenate while tackling issues like dry, flaky and dull skin. For your morning routine, always pick a lightweight moisturiser for the day time, preferably one with SPF, this eliminates a key step in your skincare routine which is applying sunscreen!

Depending on your skin type, here are a few moisturisers you can choose from.

Dull Skin: Lakmé Absolute Perfect Radiance Skin Lightening Day Creme

Oily Skin: Lakmé 9 to 5 Naturale Aloe Aqua Gel

Dry Skin: Lakmé Absolute Argan Oil Radiance Oil-in-Creme

Mature Skin: Lakmé Youth Infinity Skin Sculpting Day Creme SPF 15 PA ++

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