Layering Skincare: Steps and Tips for beginners

Layering Skincare...

It's one of the things that can still be confusing for lots of people. 
When should I apply eye cream? What happens if I use a facial oil before a water based hyaluronic acid serum?

With so much information out there about skincare these days, it's hard to sort the wheat from the chaff so to speak.

Thin to Thick

If you only remember one thing, remember this 👆
When applying your products, start with the thinnest and work your way through to the thickest.

Water based mists and toners ->
Water based treatment serums ->
Lotions & light creams ->
Oils and balms


Save this infographic here for reference...
This gives you allll the steps and products you might use. But please don't think I expect you to use all these steps every single day.

When in doubt... keep it simple:

1. Cleanse
2. Face Mist
3. Facial Oil
+ sunscreen in the morning 



  1. Always, always, always wash your face (morning and night). Shop Cleansers here
  2. Use a fresh flannel / muslin cloth every day. Start with a clean one in the morning and use the same one for your evening cleanse. Then put it in the washing basket.
  3. Oils and Balms are occlusive - nothing will penetrate through them. So if you apply a facial oil and follow it with a hyaluronic acid serum, you're basically wasting that serum
  4. Always apply SPF as your final step in the morning
  5. Get as much sleep as you possibly can - don't be a hero, have that nap
  6. Don't forget your neck - don't stop your skincare at your chin - take it further down. It's important
  7. Drink plenty of water

I know you already know all these - but it's always good to remind yourself again 💕

Lucy (she/her)
Founder, Lucky Cloud Skincare


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