How to Layer Your Skincare Products

 I’ve talked about my skincare routine a few times (here and here) and talked about the products that I specifically use. But I realize that not everyone has the same skin needs as me, and may not want or need the same types of products as me. It can be confusing to figure out which product to put on when – what will be the most effective, and what will wear the best on you skin so that your makeup still applies easily and doesn’t pill. So today, I’m talking about how to layer your skincare products.

In general, the rule is to go from lightest product to heaviest. I’m going to use my own routine as an example when I can, but I’m also going to mention some products that I don’t personally use.

    Liquid Products  
    The first products are the very lightest of all. These are things like toners, liquid exfoliants, or essences. I tend to put my toner on before my exfoliant, but since they’re both liquid, you could flip those and it would be fine.

      Prescription Face Creams or Over-the-Counter Acne Creams 
      This step is often left out, but if you’re using a face cream or gel prescribed by a dermatologist, you definitely want to make sure you’re using it properly! Over-the-counter acne face creams would fall under this category too. You should put these types of products on after any liquid ones, so that they can really penetrate the skin.
      Serums or Oils 
      Serums and oils are still fairly light and liquidy, so they go on next. If you try to put these products on after moisturizers, you may run into some texture or pilling issues – these are meant to be put on first, to help your skin absorb the moisture.
      Moisturizers help seal in the products that you put on the skin earlier, and give your skin the moisture it needs if you didn’t use a serum or oil earlier. And in the morning, make sure that your moisturizer has SPF in it! You should be putting in your SPF as your very last step right before makeup.
      Creams are heavier than moisturizers, and should be the last step in your routine. They act as an extra barrier for your skin, and should only be used for people with dry skin – other skin types tend to find them too heavy.
      What kids of products do you use in your routine? Let me know in the comments!
      (This post uses affiliate links, but all opinions are my own.)

This Post Has 14 Comments

  1. Unknown

    Hi, these are very nice products and this blog gives useful information. Thank you for sharing this blog. I really like it and I like to add product for dark circles that is revitol eye cream for dark circles it is also a good cream for removing dark circles after using it my dark circles gets removed.

  2. Heather

    Thanks! I'll have to look into that product.

  3. CBD Oil India

    It’s amazing in support of me to have a web site, which is useful in favor of my knowledge. thanks admin

  4. Aluminium pipe

    It’s fantastic for me to have a website that is beneficial to my understanding. Thank you, admin.

  5. Very elegantly composed. This blog has every one of the necessary parts that I was searching for. The focuses are all around featured, expressing the genuine importance. Straightforward and read.

  6. If you are interested in guest posting, you can write for Articles Trend. Articles Trend is a best platform to reveal your marketing and writing knowledge through guest posting. It is one of the best sites for guest posting where you can connect with people. With us, you can generate leads and boost better traffic to your websites.

  7. FORCA has established a reputation as a vibrant, quality-driven corporation with a strong focus on the future. The company’s mission is to provide high quality products at affordable costs to its customers, whether it’s pipes and fittings, bathroom fittings, or water storage systems; FORCA has continuously delivered on that promise.

  8. Qita

    The real estate industry is expanding every day. According to the global real estate market report 2021, it’s currently worth $10-$12 trillion around the globe, which includes four types of properties, i.e., Industrial, commercial, agricultural, and residential property. Pakistan’s Bureau of Statistics has reported that the real estate industry in Pakistan is currently worth around $300 billion.

  9. Stir&Sizzle

    Stir&Sizzle specialize in Desi food, Indian food and affordable catering that doesn’t compromise on quality that has helped us to attain above 90% customer satisfaction rate. Experience the difference with Stir&Sizzle – your go-to for affordable, best-in-class catering near you, including full-service catering, catering delivery services, and cheap catering for weddings, Birthday parties, Festival celebrations, Conferences, and Seminars to make your day special.


    If you have any queries regaarding UAE Expats then you can visit blog. Here you will find all the solutions regarding your query.

    Thank You.

  11. Eric

    I also use this skincare. Nice info thank to share.

Leave a Reply