4 Ways To Make Your Skincare Work Better
Written by Kerry Benjamin
Do you ever feel like your products just aren’t doing a whole lot for your skin? If you’re using the right stuff for your skin, you should start seeing results within a few weeks. But if it seems like no matter what you try, products are just sitting on top of your face without producing results, you might need to make some tweaks. A good skincare routine is not just about what products you use, but about how you use them. Read on for essential tips for boosting the efficacy of your routine.
If your skin is suffocating under layers of dead, dull cells, your products won’t live up to your expectations. Think of dead skin like an impenetrable wall, creating an actual barrier between your products and the fresh, healthy skin sitting just below the surface. To get the most out of your serums and creams, exfoliate regularly with a gentle peel like our TCA Lactic & Glycolic Face Peel. It effectively removes that dry skin barrier without irritating your face, and is self-neutralizing so there is no need to wash it off and no downtime. If you prefer physical exfoliation, try our Dermaplaning Exfoliation Tool, which physically removes a layer of excess peach fuzz and dead skin cells that prevent the active ingredients in your skincare from penetrating the skin barrier. For a deeper treatment, pair the peel with our tool once a week.
APPLY IN ORDER
Another reason you might not be seeing the results you need from your skincare is because you’re applying them in the wrong order. Applying products is sort of like baking a cake—add the butter at the wrong time and your cake is going to fall flat in the oven. Products should always be applied according to their heaviness. Start with exfoliants like our TCA Lactic & Glycolic Face Peel then add on thin, watery serums like our EGF Activating Serum. Next, apply hydrating serums like our HA Hydrating Serum, followed by creams, and oils last.
KEEP SKIN DAMP
Have you ever noticed how a dry sponge takes forever to soak up spills while a pre-moistened one absorbs liquids easily? The same concept applies to your skin. Damp skin is softer and plumper than bone-dry skin, allowing creams and serums to sink deeply into your complexion. Cleanse with a balancing cleanser like our Prebiotic Gel Cleanser to prep skin to absorb the active ingredients in your treatments, then pat skin only partially dry skin to allow your creams and serums to sink deeply into your skin.
PAIR WITH A TOOL
Doing all of the above but still not seeing the results you’d like? Pair serums and peels with professional-grade tools to help drive the ingredients deeper into the skin and boost the efficacy of the actives. For skin that feels dry and flaky, pair our Dermaplaning Exfoliating Tool with our HA Hydrating Serum to visibly brighten skin while boosting the hydrating benefits of the serum. To soften fine lines and lift dark spots, pair our MicroNeedling Skin Refining Tool with our EGF Activating Serum to gently micro-exfoliate skin and support healthy collagen.