Should You Be “Sandwiching” Your Skincare?

Should You Be “Sandwiching” Your Skincare?

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Another day, another skincare trend, courtesy of social media. This time, it’s a phenomenon called “sandwiching”, which may sound odd or complicated, but is basically a method of layering your skincare to ensure you get the best results. It’s said to have started as part of the Korean beauty movement and requires you to layer moisturising products on top of damp skin to lock in hydration and give you a super glowy, healthy complexion.

Who is Skincare Sandwiching for?

Sandwiching is good for dehydrated skin as this practice works well in skin where there is a lack of water in the outer layer of skin. Applying serum and moisturiser on damp skin allows the ingredients, such as hyaluronic acid, to hold onto the water that’s on the skin surface and keep skin feeling hydrated for longer. If you have dry or ageing skin, we’d definitely recommend trying this method.

Is There Anything to Bear in Mind?

Although we often point out that oily or breakout-prone skin is caused by an underlying issue with dryness, sandwiching your skincare should be approached with caution if you have a reactive complexion. This is because many people cannot tolerate a very heavy  balm due to potential for congestion of the pores. The way to tackle this is by using a lighter emollient as the final step when moisture sandwiching.

Which Products Should I Use?

The first step is using a face mist on damp skin. Here are our suggestions:

Dermalogica Antioxidant HydraMist

Dermalogica Antioxidant HydraMist is a refreshing antioxidant shield with flash-firming properties designed to improve skin texture while intensely hydrating dry, dehydrated skin. It is suitable for drier/prematurely-ageing skin.

Elemis Superfood Kefir-Tea Mist

Elemis Superfood Kefir-Tea Mist is a super hydrating 4-in-1 treatment mist, fortified with antioxidant rich superfoods for a fresh and dewy complexion.

Murad Prebiotic 3-In-1 MultiMist

Murad Prebiotic 3-In-1 MultiMist is a 3-in-1 hydrating mist that hydrates, primes and sets makeup.

Followed by an hydrating serum:

Decleor Aromessence Green Mandarin Essential Oil Glow Serum

Decleor Aromessence Green Mandarin Essential Oil Glow Serum is a 100% natural origin daily serum for an instant glow. Re-energise the skin and reduce the appearance of ageing.

Dermalogica C-12 Pure Bright Serum

Dermalogica C-12 Pure Bright Serum is a potent skin brightening serum that helps combat hyperpigmentation and balance uneven skin tone.

Elemis Peptide4 Antioxidant Hydra-Serum

Elemis Peptide4 Antioxidant Hydra-Serum delivers a boost of antioxidants and hydration, while enhancing the skin’s own natural defence against the dulling effects of everyday pollutants, leaving the complexion looking replenished and refreshed.

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