The Right Way to Layer Your Skin Care Products

Between serums, moisturizers, and SPF, you should apply your products from the thinnest to the thickest consistency. Why? To ensure that products penetrate into the skin properly! Check out our handy guide below.

Step 1: Cleanser

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

Product Recommendation: M.A.D Skincare Glycolic Age Diffusing Cleanser, M.A.D Skincare Delicate Skin Cleansing Gel, M.A.D Skincare Salicylic Cleansing Gel

Step 2: Toner

Use a toner to rebalance your skin’s pH levels and to prep it for the serum and moisturizers.

Product Recommendation: Terre Mére Aloe and Tea Tree Toner (from the Summer 2020 Box)

Step 3: 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!

Product Recommendation: Rodial Beauty Pink Diamond Lifting Serum

Step 4: Eye Creams

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.

Product Recommendation: Algenist Complete Eye Renewal Balm (from the Winter 2020 Box)

Step 5: Moisturizer/Facial Oil

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

Product Recommendation: REN Clean Skincare Evercalm™ Global Protection Day Cream

Step 6: Spot Treatment

If you’re experiencing any acne, use a spot treatment to help dissolve the blockage that caused the blemish.

Step 7: Sunscreen

To wrap up your routine, protect your skin against UV damage and with at least SPF 30 or higher.

Product Recommendation: Supergoop!® Unseen Sunscreen SPF 40 (from the Summer 2021 Box)

(Optional) Step 8: Primer

Wearing a full face of makeup? This step is optional, but a primer works wonders as it can help seal in all of your skin care products, plus provide a smooth base for your foundation. You can also wear the primer alone to give your skin a smoother appearance.

Product Recommendation: Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Pore Minimizing Primer

Which order do you typically apply your skin care products? As always, consult your dermatologist if you’re making any changes to your skin care routine.

xx, The FabFitFun Team

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3 comments
Samantha Aug 14, 2021 at 4:17 am
I thought sunscreen had to be applied after makeup/primer?
Lisa Aug 13, 2021 at 8:37 pm
Wow I’ve been doing it right!
Jessica Aug 13, 2021 at 6:57 pm
Umm for recommendations for serum, the second recommendation is Philip Kingslys finishing touch serum which is for hair, not skin lol.

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