Anti-Pimple Skincare: How to Layer Products Correctly

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You’d think it doesn’t matter, but something as little as applying your favorite skincare products in the correct order affects its overall efficacy. This ensures that your skin is properly receiving the full benefit of each product, so your skin issues, including adult pimples, are kept at bay.

While it is the skin’s job to keep things out, we want our skincare products to be fully absorbed and kept in. However, only a small amount of these key ingredients can penetrate the skin, even if it has the perfect formula and even if it was accurately applied. So in order to see the result that you’re expecting from your skincare products, layering it in the correct order is a must. 

But which product goes on top of what? After getting rid of makeup, oil, and dirt with a makeup remover and face wash, the simplest way to guide you is to apply products from the thinnest consistency to the thickest. Although, you also want to use the products with the most vital ingredients so it penetrates the skin first. 

Here’s a step-by-step guide on how you can layer products the right way:

  1. Toner
    Some individuals choose to skip toners because of the misconception that they are full of alcohol and other super harsh ingredients. Fortunately, these are now considered outdated formulas. The newer, fresher take on toners help remove any other leftover residue that was left by cleansers. It also preps and repairs your skin’s barrier so the moisturizers that follow are easily absorbed. To use, simply swipe it all over the face and neck with a cotton pad.
  2. Essence
    Essences assist cell turnover while also hydrating and repairing skin. They are lightweight and rich in concentrated blends of hydrating, anti-aging, and complexion-enhancing ingredients. To apply, lightly pat to the face and neck.
  3. Treatment also known as boosters, serums, or ampoules
    Treatments are packed with holy grail ingredients as they target super specific concerns, including adult pimples, fine lines, and hyperpigmentation. And because they are so rich in skin-loving ingredients, it’s recommended they be as close to the skin as possible. To apply, gently tap into the skin, focusing on areas of concern.
  4. Sheet Mask
    Made popular by the K-Beauty trend, sheet masks offer promising results, especially if you are in dire need of extra nourishment. The sheet’s prolonged contact with the face allows the skin to fully absorb the nutrients and moisture it’s saturated with. Plus, they feel really nice. Use package directions of the sheet mask of choice and apply at least once a week.
  5. Eye Cream
    The skin around the eyes is the most delicate part of your face, so extra care is definitely needed. The regular use of eye cream can keep dark circles, puffiness, and crow’s feet from developing. And since they are to be applied around the eyes, formulations for eye creams are extra gentle and non-irritating. Remember to use your ring finger to gently tap around the entire orbital bone and avoid the waterline.
  6. Moisturizer
    There’s a perfect moisturizer for every skin type, yup, including oily skin. Lightweight, water-based gel textures are recommended for daytime use, while thicker, heavier creams and better for nighttime use since they are designed to be absorbed over the course of several hours. Experts recommend that the best time to apply moisturizer is when the skin is still damp so it can lock-down the hydration.
  7. SPF (during the day)
    It doesn’t matter if you’ll be indoors the entire day, sunscreen is non-negotiable. It’s the most straightforward way to prevent premature aging and skin cancer. For it to work though, it should be applied to your skin last so as to not interfere with the ingredients being diluted by other products.

Listen to your skin!

Of course, you don’t need to follow every single step that’s listed above, but if it works for you, then that’s great! Everyone’s skin needs are different, so no matter what anyone says, it’s still best to listen to your dermatologist and keep an extra eye out for the changes happening to your skin.

As an extra final step, take oral medications with Lactoferrin!

You can now say good-bye to adult pimples. Lactoferrin is an ingredient that has natural antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. Aside from improving the body’s natural defenses in fighting bacteria, it also helps in reducing inflammation and sebum production. Plus, it can also help repair damaged skin cells. 

Medications with Lactoferrin + d-Alpha Tocopheryl Acetate + Zinc can help lessen oily skin issues. These 3 ingredients have oil-regulating properties that can help fight pimple-causing bacteria, lessen pimples, and improve skin appearance in as early as 2 weeks with regular intake.

Lactoferrin + d-Alpha Tocopheryl Acetate + Zinc is the generic name of Lactezin. If symptoms persist, consult your doctor.

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