Skincare Layering: Tips and Techniques

Skincare Layering: Tips and Techniques

When it comes to skincare, understanding the art of layering can be the difference between good skin and radiant, healthy skin. With Skin Botanist's hand crafted Face Balm and Face Oil, we're here to guide you through creating the perfect routine to nourish, protect, and rejuvenate your skin. Here’s how to incorporate these core products into your daily skincare regimen for optimal results, getting the best out of these deeply hydrating butters and oils. 

Why Layering Matters

Layering skincare products allows each product to work its magic on the skin’s surface and beyond. The right sequence ensures that the skin properly absorbs the active ingredients, maximising their benefits without overwhelming the skin. With Skin Botanist’s Face Balm and Face Oil, you’re not just applying products; you’re layering a nutrient-rich protective barrier that deeply hydrates and repairs your skin for hours to come. 

Understanding Our Core Face Products

Face Balm: A concentrated blend of natural butters and oils, our Face Balm is designed to deeply moisturise, repair, and fortify the skin’s barrier. Ideal for locking in moisture, it soothes and calms the skin, making it perfect for night-time use or for day use in dryer climates.

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Face Oil: A lightweight yet potent formula, rich in antioxidants and essential fatty acids. It’s designed to penetrate deeply, providing hydration, reducing signs of aging, and leaving the skin with a radiant glow. Suitable for all skin types, it promotes a balanced, healthy complexion.

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Step-by-Step Guide to Layering Skin Botanist Face Products

Morning Routine

  • 1. Cleanse: Start with a gentle cleanser to prepare your skin for the products to follow.

  • 2. Tone: Apply a toner to balance the skin’s pH and refine pores (we love a simple Witch Hazel!)

  • 3. Face Oil: While your skin is still damp from the toner, apply a few drops of the Face Oil. Warm the oil by rubbing your palms together and gently press onto your face and neck. This helps the oil penetrate more effectively without leaving a greasy residue.

    4. Face Balm as a Protective Primer: In the morning, the Face Balm can be used sparingly as a hydrating primer before applying makeup. Warm a small amount of the Face Balm between your fingertips and gently press it onto the high points of your face—cheeks, forehead, and chin. This method not only provides an extra layer of moisture but also creates a smooth, protective base that enhances makeup application and longevity. The key here is to use less product than you would in the evening to avoid a greasy look and to ensure it absorbs well, leaving your skin with a subtle glow that's perfect for daytime.

  • Sunscreen: Finish with a broad-spectrum sunscreen to protect your skin from UV damage.

Evening Routine

  • 1. Cleanse: Remove impurities and makeup from the day.

  • 2. Tone: Use a toner to remove any last traces of dirt and to restore the skin’s natural pH.

  • 3. Face Oil: Apply the Face Oil as you did in the morning. Its antioxidants will work overnight to repair and rejuvenate the skin.

  • 4. Face Balm as an Intensive Moisturiser: In the evening, the Face Balm serves as an intensive moisturiser. Apply a slightly more generous amount than in the morning, focusing on areas prone to dryness or where your skin needs extra nourishment. This richer application supports the skin’s natural repair process overnight, locking in moisture and the active ingredients from the Face Oil for deep hydration and rejuvenation while you sleep.

Tips for Maximising Benefits

  • Less is More: A few drops of oil and a pea-sized amount of balm are all you need. Overapplying can prevent the skin from breathing.

  • Warm in Palms: Before applying, warm the products in your palms. This makes application smoother and helps the skin absorb the products better.

  • Pat, Don’t Rub: Patting products into your skin gently boosts absorption and circulation, compared to rubbing, which can stretch the skin.

  • Consistency is Key: The true benefits of layering these products are seen over time. Consistent use will yield the most noticeable results.

These tips also apply to our Unscented version of the products, designed specifically for sensitive skin. 

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