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How to Layer Your Skin Care Products

layeringblogimageWhen it comes to layering your skincare products, there’s a right way and a wrong way. In fact, the order in which you apply your products is just as important as what’s inside them. You know the first step to use a cleanser, then a toner…but what comes next?  Don’t fret. Learn to layer products like a pro, with our guide to skin care layering below.

Morning regimen order

1. As a general rule, apply your lightest product first. Serums, which can range in texture from liquid to gels are applied first because they deliver the highest concentrated of active ingredients most efficiently. Pick two or three serums that each treat one of your concerns. For wrinkles, we recommend formulations with added peptides, like PCA Skin ExLinea Peptide Smoothing Serum. For oily skin types, look for serums that contain salicylic acid, like Cosmedix Clarity Skin-Clarifying Serum.

2. Use targeted treatments for problem areas nextlike Murad Rapid Relied Acne Spot Treatment on that persistent blemish, or cover your crow’s feet with your favorite eye cream. We recommend one with an SPF like SkinCeuticals Physical Eye UV Defense SPF 50.

3. Then, apply full-face treatments, like an antioxidant treatment or acne treatment for the entire face.

4. Moisturize to seal in your other products. Facial oils, like Eminence Facial Recovery Oil can be applied after to any dry spots you find after moisturizing. If you’re using two or more serums under your moisturizer, skip any facial oils to avoid becoming too greasy. Remember, facial oils can penetrate moisturizers but not vice versa, so always apply your moisturizer before a facial oil. If you choose a moisturizer with an SPF, opt for one with UVA/UVB broad spectrum protection with a minimum SPF of 30. We recommend a lightweight, oil-free moisturizing SPF, like Elta MD UV Clear Broad-Spectrum SPF 46.

5. SPF. You’ve heard it a million times, but we’ll say it a million-and-one. Never leave home without an SPF on your face. We’ll leave it at that.

Night regimen order

1. Retinols need to be applied directly to clean skin to be most effective. However, if you have sensitive skin, applying a serum or moisturizer before hand will help the retinol to penetrate with less irritation.

2. After your first layer has absorbed, apply any targeted treatments, like a rich eye cream (we recommend Neocutis Lumiere Firm Riche), or if you have any other spot specific treatments, like Murad Rapid Age Spot Correcting Serum for dark spots and discoloration, now is the time to apply.

3. Finish with a moisturizer.  Apply a heavier night cream, like Obagi Hydrate Luxe, for drier skin types. If you have oily skin, opt for a lotion, instead of a cream as they are less hydrating. Many are specifically for problem or acne-prone skin. We like Jan Marini Bioglycolic Bioclear Face Lotion.

Morning or evening, remember to wait for a few minutes between for each layer to allow for the product to absorb.  This way each product is able to penetrate and deliver its specific benefits without interfering with the function of the next product layer.

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FAQs: Can I mix and match skin care lines?

FAQs: Can I Mix N Match Skin Care Lines? - SkinMedix.com

This is a question we hear all of the time and our answer is always the same—Aaabsolutely you can! There are a lot of skin care companies that will disagree with us on this one and say you must use all the same products, but truthfully it’s because they want you to ditch your other products and only use theirs. We believe that as long as you’re getting the desired result from whatever product lines you happen to use, customizing your own routine from various lines is perfectly acceptable.

What do you think? Do you mix and match product lines in your skin care regimen?

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How Much Skin Care Product Should You Apply?

When it comes to your skin care products, do you need a dot, a dab or a dollop? Though we have all fallen prey to the old “more is better” adage from time to time, knowing the proper amount to use is the key to getting the best results! Want to know how much product is needed for your daily regimen? Check out this handy cheat sheet by Makeup.com about which beauty products to scrimp on and which to really slather on!

Product Serving Size

photo credit: makeup.comThe SkinMedix Team

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8 Tips for Better Looking Skin

1b622915bd2503f5_woman-drinking-water1. Sweat everyday. Unfortunately, sweating has gotten a bad reputation. Sweating does not cause acne. In fact, sweating is actually your body’s way of helping to keep your skin clean. Breaking a sweat once a day will make your skin glow, as exercise improves your circulation and oxygen levels and will result in a gorgeous complexion.

2. Disinfect your cellphone.  According to recent studies, that smartphone you can’t keep your hands off of can have 18 times more harmful bacteria, including Staph, E.Coli and Salmonella, than a public toilet handle. All those germs land right on your cheek and jawline every time you chat away, causing pimples and irritation. To keep your phone (and face) bacteria-free, Continue Reading →

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NEW ARRIVAL: Neocutis Journee RICHE Day Balm

Love the benefits of Neocutis Journee Day Cream, but want a thicker more luxurious texture? We have your answer!

new-journee-riche2Journee RICHE Bio-restorative Day Balm Broad-spectrum SPF 30 is a luxuriously moisturizing beauty balm that provides both UVA/UVB protection as well as daily anti-aging benefits. This multi-tasking daily skin cream combines PSP technology with a wild yam extract, anti-oxidants and broad spectrum sun protection in an elegant formulation to help revitalize aging skin and guard against sun damage.

Rejuvenate, hydrate, protect, nourish and revitalize skin’s appearance; all in just one product! Shop NEW Neocutis Journee RICHE Day Balm at SkinMedix now!

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NEW ARRIVAL: John Masters Organics

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Meet the newest John Masters award winners!citrus-neroli-detangler Light weight conditioner to leave in or rinse out.
John Masters Organics Citrus and Neroli Detangler

Awards:

  • InStyle’s Best Beauty Buys – Best Eco-Friendly Shampoo/Conditioner
  • Ultimate Natural Beauty Bible Awards 2014 Conditioner Winner

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John Masters Organics Natural Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30

Awards:

  • Ultimate Natural Beauty Bible Awards 2014 Sunscreen Winner
  • Natural Health Beauty Awards Sun Care Winner

Have you tried John Masters Organics?

The SkinMedix Team

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Cleaning Your Clarisonic

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Cleaning your Clarisonic may seem redundant, but caring for your beloved facial brush can actually help it last longer. Plus, a dirty brush can spread around unwanted bacteria, fungus, and mold. Keep your pores and your Clarisonic clean following the steps below!

1. Remove the brush head. You can also push in the white clips on the back to separate the inner bristles from the outer bristle ring for a more thorough cleaning.

2. Add a couple drops of antibacterial soap to an old toothbrush and scrub the bristles and crevices of the brush head first. Then repeat with the device handle and rinse with warm water. Don’t worry about getting the power buttons wet – the entire device is waterproof!

3. Let the brush head air-dry overnight, before reattaching it to the handle.

4. Store your Clarisonic properly. The Aria and Pro models go upright in their drying/charging stands. Mias should lie face down with the cap on to protect the brush head bristles.

Is it time to replace that brush head? Shop Clarisonic Replacement Brush Heads here.

The SkinMedix Team

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SkinMedix is Awarded Google Trusted Store Badge

SkinMedix_Trusted_Google_StoreWe are excited to announce that SkinMedix is now recognized as a Google Trusted Store!

For our customers, this is great news! The Google Trusted Store badge now displayed across our site was awarded to SkinMedix by Google in recognition of consistent outstanding service. You can shop with confidence knowing you are buying from a company that provides a great shopping experience with a proven track record of on-time shipping and commitment to excellence in customer service. In the rare case that a problem with your order does arise, Google will work with us to find a solution in addition to offering free purchase protection of up $1,000 while shopping at SkinMedix.

Want to learn more about Google Trusted Stores? Watch Google’s informative video here. In the meantime, check out our stats below! You can also view our rating in real-time on our site by clicking on the badge in the bottom-right corner of our home page.

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