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Before we discuss layering, it’s crucial to understand your skin type and its needs. Whether you have dry, oily, combination, or sensitive skin, each type requires specific products. A personalized approach ensures that you’re not just following a routine but nurturing your skin with what it truly needs.

The Basic Order of Application
  1. Cleanser: Start with a clean slate. Use a gentle cleanser suitable for your skin type.
  2. Toner: Balance your skin’s pH and prep it for the next steps.
  3. Serum: Apply your serum – consider antioxidants for daytime and retinoids for nighttime. It is best to use products with the most active ingredients at night. Always be sure to take the time to work these serums into your skin for the best results.
  4. Eye Cream: Delicately apply eye cream to address concerns like dark circles or puffiness.
  5. Moisturizer: Hydrate and lock in the benefits of the previous products.
  6. SPF (Morning Routine): Always finish with sunscreen in the morning to protect your skin.
Advanced Layering Tips
  • Wait Between Layers: Give each product a moment to absorb.
  • Less is More: Use a pea-sized amount to avoid product buildup. This is especially true for medical-grade products, as they offer more potent, active ingredients. 
  • Adjust According to Seasons: Your skin’s needs can change with the weather.


Frequently Asked Questions

Q1: Can I mix products?

A: It’s best to layer rather than mix to ensure each product works effectively.

How often should I change my routine?

A: Listen to your skin. If you notice changes or if it’s a new season, it might be time for a switch.

Are medical-grade products really worth it?

A: Absolutely. Check out this blog post where we go into more detail on the top 10 reasons why you should opt for medical-grade products over OTC products.

Layering your skincare products in the correct order maximizes their effectiveness, benefiting your skin’s long-term health. Remember, everyone’s skin is unique, so feel free to adjust this guideline to suit your needs. For more personalized advice, visit one of our 3 MedSpa locations where our experts are ready to assist you!

Consult with our skincare experts today and start your journey to flawless skin!

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