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Skin Sandwiching

Skin Sandwiching

Thanks to the rise of social media, trends emerge that captivate our attention and pique our curiosity – and the beauty industry is no exception. One such trend that has recently taken the skincare community by storm is "skin sandwiching." This innovative technique promises to deliver a nourishing and rejuvenating experience for the skin, leaving people intrigued and eager to learn more. Today we will take a deep-dive into the concept of skin sandwiching, its benefits, and how you can incorporate it into your skincare routine.

What is Skin Sandwiching?

Skin sandwiching is a multi-step skincare method that involves layering products in a specific sequence to maximise efficacy and promote healthy, glowing skin. Just like a sandwich has layers of ingredients, the skin sandwiching technique seeks to provide your skin with layers of nourishment and hydration. The technique often involves products being applied to damp skin, meaning water is sealed in and forced deeper into the skin to promote hydration.

How Do I Layer My Products?

  1. Hydration "Bread" Layers:
    The first step involves applying lightweight, hydrating products such as toners and serums. These "bread" layers create a moisture-rich foundation, preparing the skin to absorb subsequent products more effectively.

  2. Treatment "Fillings":
    The middle layers consist of targeted treatments like serums or ampoules that address specific skin concerns. This is where you can focus on issues like fine lines, pigmentation, or acne. These treatments are sandwiched between the hydration layers, allowing them to penetrate deeper and work more efficiently.

  3. Sealing "Bread" Layers:
    The final step involves locking in all the goodness with thicker creams, moisturisers, oils, and of course SPF. These "bread" layers create a protective barrier that prevents moisture loss and seals in the benefits of the previous layers. 


Start with a clean canvas by thoroughly cleansing your face. One cleanse in the morning is sufficient, however a double cleanse in the evening is recommended to remove all dirt and excess oil from the day.

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Apply a hydrating toner or spritzing mist to replenish the skin's moisture balance.

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Hydration Layers

Layer lightweight, water-based serums that provide hydration. After, apply another spritz of hydrating mist.

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Treatment Layers

Apply targeted serums or treatments based on your skin concerns. Time for another spritz!

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Sealing Layers

Finish by applying a moisturiser, facial oil, or balm to lock in all the layers.

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The must-have in everyone’s routine to protect your skin from UV damage. Even on overcast days, harmful UVA & UVB rays are able to penetrate the skin and damage cells – it’s important to protect the skin so all of your hard work is not undone.

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Benefits of Skin Sandwiching

Skin Sandwiching
  • Enhanced Product Penetration
    by layering products in a specific sequence, you're ensuring that each layer gets absorbed properly, maximising their effects on the skin.
  • Customisable Routine
    skin sandwiching allows you to tailor your routine to address your unique skin concerns. You can choose products that target your specific issues while maintaining a balanced and nourishing regimen.
  • Improved Hydration
    the technique promotes deep hydration, which is essential for maintaining healthy and plump skin. Hydrated skin often appears more youthful and radiant.

  • Efficient Use of Products
    with each layer serving a specific purpose, you're optimising the use of your skincare products and making the most out of your investment.

The beauty world is always evolving, and skin sandwiching is a prime example of how creativity and innovation continue to shape our skincare routines. By strategically layering products, this trend offers a holistic approach to skincare that can lead to healthier, more radiant skin. As with any skincare technique, it's essential to listen to your skin and adjust the routine as needed. If you're looking to elevate your skincare regimen and treat your skin to a nourishing feast, why not give skin sandwiching a try? Your skin might just thank you with a healthy and glowing complexion!


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