How to layer your skincare

How to Layer your skincare

Many times my clients will ask me the order in which they should apply their skincare and why?  So here it is, 5 steps to a more radiant you!


You might need two cleanses. If you’re wearing makeup  then you should use a water soluble eye makeup remover for heavy eye makeup.  If you just have on light eye makeup then you can use your same milk cleanser that you take the rest of your makeup off with.   Cleanse 2  Use a gel cleanser to get the leftover bits of makeup off but to actually deep clean the skin removing additional dirt and oil.

Step 2: SCRUB

Use a facial scrub once per week if your under 25 years old, twice per week from 25-45 years old, and 3 times per week if you’re 45 and older.  This gets deep into the pores loosening  up black heads and white heads and removing excessive dead cell build up allowing for better absorption of your moisturizer.

Step 3: TONE

Use a toner after every cleanse or cleanse/scrub morning and night. The purpose of a toner is to alkalize your skin.  Most skins have a high acid mantle due to the American diet which is high in acidity… fast foods, coffee, alcohol, to name a few. Use only organic nutrient rich toners that spray on.  Toner with alcohol or witch hazel can strip the skin of its natural oils and be too harsh for even acneic skin leaving it inflamed while prompting  your skin to produce more oil which can lead to more breakouts. 


Always remember thin to thickest!  Serums always go on first because they are micronized at a smaller molecule and they penetrate to a deeper level then moisturizers.  I recommend Vitamin C for anyone over 25 years of age to preserve their youthful skin, fight off free radicals in the air, and stimulate collagen production. And then layer another serum with hydraulic acid to bind hydration to their skin and plump it.  

 I recommend these for daytime when you’re exposed to the most free radicals and are most active and want to put your best face forward. 

Depending on the climate in which you live,  some people like to just follow up on these lightweight and typically oil free serums with just a light daytime moisturizer then sunscreen OR some just put sunscreen right  over the top of these serums. 

At night the body repairs itself including your skin, which is why it is the  best time to have the most nutrient rich night time cream on your skin. 

Day moisturizer vs. night moisturizer. Daytime is typically lighter in weight especially if you wear foundation makeup.   Many prefer a tinted sunscreen, BB cream or foundation with sunscreen built in.  You want to choose what is best for your skin type.  It’s impossible for your skin to repair itself in our harsh daytime environment and intense sun which is why I recommend Vit C and hydraulic acid then sunscreen as a must 

I recommend Cellex C vitamin E,  Ilike Organics Rose petal, or even a probiotic moisturizer like Cellex C Hydra smooth.


Always apply  sunscreen last.  All sunscreens have zinc in them and nothing can cut through zinc so it makes sense to get all the good  nutrients your skin first then shield it with sunscreen.  I hope this helped and if you have any questions or you need products to complete your skincare routine book an appointment with us!

Lasting Looks of Sarasota

Lasting Looks of Sarasota

Nutritional Skin Care and Permanent Makeup

Lasting Looks of Sarasota

Offers a unique variety of specialty skin care and body treatments including:

  • Non-surgical face lifts
  • Microdermabrasion
  • Scar revision
  • Broken capillary & tag mole removal
  • Permanent makeup & conventional makeup
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