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SkincareHow do I Layer My Skincare Products (and what even is layering?)

How do I Layer My Skincare Products (and what even is layering?)

How do I Layer My Skincare Products (and what even is layering?) Have you ever brought a variety of different skincare products and apply them in any order? Well, you’re doing skincare all wrong! There is actually an order that you need to follow when applying your skincare whether it’s morning or night! Does it actually matter what order my products go in? The answer is YES! If you don’t use your skincare products in the correct order then there’s a chance that your products maybe not be as effective as if they were applied correctly.

What order shall I do my skincare?

Let’s give you a super simple outline first, then we will dive into each category in more detail.


  1. Cleanser
  2. Toner
  3. Serums
  4. Eye Cream
  5. Spot Treatments
  6. Moisturiser
  7. Retinol
  8. Face Oil

Copy this list and save it to your notes so you have easy access to the order in which you should layer your skincare products.

You might be sitting there thinking, hold on… I don’t have 6-8 different products, and surely that will take all morning and night? Well, you don’t actually need all of these products, for example, we have a complete set that consists of just 4 essential skincare products for men. If you want to keep it super simple, then all you’ll need is a cleanser, moisturiser, and sunscreen. Of course, if you have dry skin or breakouts you can add on products and expand your routine as much as possible, but go slow and see what works for you. Make sure you layer correctly.

Let’s dive into each category a little bit more now.

1. Cleanser

What is a cleanser? A face cleanser is a skincare product that helps to keep pores clear and prevent skin problems like acne by removing make-up, dead skin cells, oil, dirt, and other forms of pollutants from the skin. You should wash your face at least once a day, no matter how sloppy your skincare regimen is. Oily or mixed skin may benefit from twice-daily washes (morning and night), whereas drier skin may just require a bedtime wash. That’s why it’s 1 of 2 essential items in our necessary set.

2. Toner

What is a toner? After washing your face, toner eliminates any remaining debris, grime, and pollutants trapped in your pores. It can have a significant influence on the look and tightness of your pores when added to your daily skincare routine and utilised on a regular basis (hello, aging skin). Toner also balances the pH balance of your skin, smooths rough areas, and enhances skin tone. So many advantages!

3. Serum

What is a serum? Serums for the face are lightweight preparations with a high concentration of active components. They rapidly soak into your skin, making them a great follow-up after cleansing. Some serums work to brighten your skin or eliminate blemishes, while others focus on hydration or anti-aging. Our Facial Hydration Serum helps to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.

4. Eye Creams & Gels

What does eye cream do? Eye cream is a specialised moisturiser that moisturises the eye region while also reducing fine lines and wrinkles.

What does eye gel do? Eye gels are great for smoothing, refreshing, and reducing puffiness in the morning. Most eye gels have a soft, smooth feel that works nicely under makeup. Rich eye creams can cause concealer to wrinkle into lines.

What’s the difference between eye creams and gels? The major difference between eye cream and eye gel, as you may have guessed, is texture. Eye creams are thicker and heavier on the skin, whereas eye gels are lighter and cooler.

5. Spot Treatments

Your spot treatments (whether for zits, scars, or dark spots) should be applied at night because that’s when your body is working the hardest to mend itself. If you’ve previously used an acne-fighting toner and/or plan to put on a retinol, spot-treat in the morning instead to avoid irritating your skin too much all at once.

Make sure to apply your spot treatment before your moisturiser, regardless of when you use it, so it can truly infiltrate your skin and do its thing without being obstructed by another barrier.

6. Moisturiser

You need to use a moisturiser every single day, twice a day no matter what! Moisturising Reduces Skin Issues – Moisturising on a daily basis might help to prevent severe dryness or oiliness. Both extremes are damaging to the skin and can lead to acne and other skin problems. Conceals Other Skin Blemishes – Using a regular moisturiser helps to conceal blemishes on the skin.

7. Retinol

What does Retinol do to your face? Retinoids increase collagen synthesis, which reduces fine lines and wrinkles. They also encourage the formation of new blood vessels in the skin, which enhances the colour of the skin. Other advantages include the disappearance of age spots and the smoothing of tough areas of skin.

8. Oils

What do face oils do? Facial oils essentially maintain moisture in while keeping environmental aggressors out. They enhance the moisturising benefits of your other skincare products by ‘locking in’ your skin’s natural moisture as well as the hydration given by them.

9. Sunscreen

Why is sunscreen so important? Because our skin works to shield us from dangerous ultraviolet radiation, we should wear sunscreen to protect ourselves from these harmful rays. Our skin is sensitive to the sun’s rays even on overcast days, which can cause skin cancer, discolouration, and wrinkles over time.

There are also many benefits to using sunscreen:

  • Reduce the risk of skin cancer
  • Protect against sunburn
  • Prevent the early onset of wrinkles and fine lines
  • Stop DNA Damage
  • Avoid blotchy skin & Hyperpgmentation.

How do I Layer My Skincare Products: To learn more about skincare please check out our skincare knowledge base, making it simple and easy for Men!

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