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Have you heard of the Skincare Sandwich Method?

Updated: Mar 17

We all love healthy and glowing skin. For the past few months, one of the trends in the skincare industry is the Skincare Sandwich Methods. The method is layering the products in different ways. By putting lighter consistency, more watery products on damp skin and then layering some thicker consistency products, this way the water gets trapped for longer, allowing for more hydrated and happy skin.

How to do this?


Method 1:

In this hydrating routine, first, we need to cleanse the face and after that spray hydrating toner/mist and then we use serum then mist and moisturiser. For example, if we using two types of serum ie., Niacinamide and Vitamin C, we need to spray hydrating toner/mist in between the serum.

Means (Cleanse,toner,serum,toner,serum,toner,moisturizer,toner,facial oil)


Method 2:

In this method, First cleanse Toner, Moisturiser, Serum, Moisturiser, Facial oil. In this moisturiser we are using in the first should be in a thinner consistency. That means as in the skincare rule(thinner to thicker consistency).


Skincare Sandwich Method

Method 3:

In this method, instead of Hydrating toner/mist or moisturiser here we can use a sheet mask in between the layers.


Why do I need this?


Layering the products in this way adds additional moisture between each step, helping to lock in hydration and help relieve some of the dry/dehydrated skin and also it will cause less irritation and reduce pigmentation. For example, if you are using retinol serum for the first time, it may cause some irritation as the skin needs time to accept. But by layering with moisturiser there will not be any sign of irritation.


Conclusion:


Most of the time when it comes to skincare, it’s a struggle to follow even a CTM routine. It is up to one’s preference, time and availability of the products.


My verdict, if you have dry/dehydrated skin then try any method which is comfortable for your skin. And also, if you are trying a new serum in the skincare routine then do follow this for one or two months and then you can use the serum directly. If you have oily/acne-prone skin, the first method is preferable because heavy creams may cause breakouts.


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