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Skincare Layering 101 How to Layer Your Skincare Products

Skincare Layering 101: How to Layer Your Skincare Products

Between SPF, facial cleansers, oils, serums, eye creams, and more, skincare layering can be super confusing. Who knows where to start?

We’ve put together a handy list with the correct steps and techniques for optimal skincare layering. We are here to help you understand how to layer your skincare products easily and most effectively!

We all want healthy, glowing skin. Did you know, however, that if you don’t layer your skincare products correctly, you won’t reap the benefits at all? What a waste that would be! Skincare layering doesn’t have to be complicated — in fact, it’s rather simple.

Confused on the correct way to layer your skincare products? Check out our guide below!


Step one: facial cleanser.
Wash your face with a gentle, hydrating cleanser to remove any makeup and excess oils from the skin.


Step two: toner.
Toners rebalance your skin’s pH levels and prepare it for the serum and moisturizers.


Step three: serum.
You can layer any serum — whether you use a hyaluronic acid serum for extra hydration or vitamin C serum to target dark spots. Let your serums fully absorb before moving on to the next step! If you are using retinol serum, make sure you only use it at night since it can be damaging to wear in the sunlight.

Eye Creams

Step four: eye cream.
This area is thinner and more sensitive than the rest of the face, so make sure to use an eye cream that’s extra moisturizing.

facial oils

Facial Oil (Optional)

Step five: facial oil.
If you suffer with extra dry skin like me, use a facial oil to add extra moisture to your skin.


Step six: moisturizer.
The right moisturizer should keep your skin hydrated throughout the day and protect against any environmental stressors.

Spot Treatments (Nighttime Only)

Step seven: spot treatment.
If you’re experiencing any acne, use a spot treatment to help dissolve the blockage that caused the blemish. Use only at night since it can damage your skin in the daytime.

Sunscreen (Day Time Only)

Step eight: SPF.
To wrap up your routine, protect your skin against UV damage with SPF 30 or higher.

Primer (Optional)

As an option, if you plan on wearing makeup, put on a primer last!

Now you’re a skincare layering pro! Show us your glowing skin by tagging us @mobilestylesapp on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter!


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