If you’ve ever found yourself overwhelmed at the thought of using several skincare products at once, we’re here to help with an EASY step-by-step guide to layering your skincare. It’s important to make sure that your products are always layered in the correct order so that you get maximum benefits, while keeping your skin happy and calm. The rule of thumb is to layer your skincare products from lightest to heaviest, and this applies to both skin and neck care.
Let’s get started!
Step 1 – Cleanse
Start by cleansing your face, neck, and decolletage. At night, be sure to wash off any trace of makeup and sunscreen, and in the daytime, cleanse to remove any ingredients from your nighttime routine like retinol that may increase skin sensitivity.
Recommended Products: Platinum Cold Creme Cleanser
Step 2 – Toner or Exfoliating Tonic
Toners are designed to balance the pH of your skin, but if your regular products are already pH balanced like PRAI’s, you can skip this step if you'd like! This would also be the time to apply any exfoliating tonics which help remove dead skin cells, minimize the appearance of pores and even skin tone. Both should be applied directly after cleansing. Soak a cotton pad with your toner or liquid exfoliant of choice and gently apply it to your face.
Recommended Products: Ageless Triple Action Radiance Tonic
Step 3 – Serum or Concentrate
Serums and concentrates are a lighter consistency and typically contain active ingredients targeted toward a specific concern. If you’re using both, apply the one with a lighter formula first, which is usually a concentrate.
*Reminder – If you’re using our 24K Gold Concentrate or another product that contains Retinol, only use it at night since Retinols can make your skin more sensitive to the sun.
Step 4 – Moisturizer
One of the last steps in your routine, whether day or night, should always be a moisturizer. In addition to hydrating your skin, moisturizers help to seal in all the other beneficial ingredients from the products you’ve just applied. At PRAI, we’ve made it simple with our specially formulated cremes for day and night, and of course, the neck & decolletage!
Recommended Products: 24K Gold Wrinkle Repair Creme, 24K Gold Wrinkle Repair Night Creme, Platinum Firm & Lift Creme, Platinum Firm & Lift Night Creme, Ageless Throat & Decolletage Creme, Ageless Throat & Decolletage Night Creme
Step 5 – Facial Oils (For dry skin types!)
Those with oily skin may want to omit this step, but for those with dry complexions, an oil can be the key to achieving that coveted glow! Add a few drops to the palm of your hand, and rub your hands together to activate the ingredients before gently pressing the oil into your skin.
And finally, don't forget SPF!
In the morning, always remember to use a broad-spectrum sunscreen on your face, neck & decolletage, and hands as the last step in your routine to prevent sun damage and premature aging!