Time to chat about yet another Tik Tok skin care trend – this time it’s “skin flooding.” What is skin flooding and what are the benefits of skin flooding? Our esthetics experts are here to answer all your questions about this surging skin care trend.
First, what is Skin Flooding?
Skin Flooding is an intense, water-quenching routine that dramatically boosts skin’s hydration – “flooding” it with essential moisture so it’s soft, clear and healthy. The process is all about layering the right products in the right order, thinnest to thickest.
Do skin care experts recommend Skin Flooding?
Yes! In fact, the theory behind skin flooding it nothing new – it’s been recommended by estheticians and dermatologists for years and years. And while the method is not new, it can deliver visible results when practiced correctly, applying formulas in the correct order, and using the best skin flooding products. Here’s what our estheticians recommend:
Skin Flooding Layer 1: toner
Layering order is key to proper skin flooding, and layer 1 is the thinnest. After cleansing, mist your skin with microdroplets of hydration in a clinical toner. Look for a balancing formula with softening essential oils like ylang ylang, and strengthening adtaptogenic herbs. A refreshing, hydrating first layer!
ESTHETICIAN RECOMMENDATION: equalizer
Skin Flooding Layer 2: Hyaluronic Acid
Next, level up your skin’s hydration with a potent hyaluronic acid serum. This legacy ingredient is beloved because it retains up to 1000 times its weight in water, and binds that water to your skin’s surface layers.
ESTHETICIAN RECOMMENDATION: moisture x10
Skin Flooding Layer 3: Niacinamide
Vitamin B3 (niacinamide) helps increase your skin’s lipids to moisturize deep. We love a formula here that does double-duty – pairing niacinimide with 10% vitamin C to get deep hydration plus added brightening benefits.
ESTHETICIAN RECOMMENDATION: vc10 nightly bright
Skin Flooding Layer 4: Moisturizer
The last layer is the thickest, and locks in the all the hydration below. Try a barrier-building formula with silver ear mushroom, which pushes comforting hydration deep into skin, as it restores barrier damage.
ESTHETICIAN RECOMMENDATION: barrier fix daily hydrator
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