“TikTok advised me to” appears to be sufficient of an excuse to strive new magnificence traits today and we’re right here for it. The platform has taught us about skin cycling, the traditional artwork of gua sha, the professionals and cons of slugging and how one can appear like a glazed donut (in a great way), amongst many different skincare hacks and wonder shortcuts. And whereas these traits should not all ideally suited for all pores and skin varieties or magnificence objectives, lots of them are full of advantages. With over 4.2 million outcomes on TikTok (and counting), pores and skin flooding is among the latest skincare traits to flood our feeds. Let’s see what it’s all about.
Pores and skin flooding includes layering moisturizing merchandise in a specific order to offer deeper, longer-lasting hydration. The aim of the train is to quench dehydrated pores and skin, with the assistance of the star of the present: hyaluronic acid. Basically we’re loading up the pores and skin with a mixture of humectants (aka substances that appeal to water) after which doubling down on moisturizing serums. The final step is locking every little thing in, all with the aim of attaining hydrated, plump and glowy skin. This ritual may be completed earlier than mattress to let it actually sink in or within the morning to prep your pores and skin for the day. It includes 4 easy steps: gently cleaning your pores and skin, spritzing on a mist, making use of a serum (or two) after which locking all of it in with moisturizer.
Step 1: A Mild Cleanse
For finest outcomes, you’ll need to begin with a delicate face wash that cleanses your pores and skin with out stripping it of pure oils. This can depart an ideal pores and skin canvas, able to obtain the onslaught of moisture coming its approach. Some good choices for a delicate cleanse embody our Stone Crop Gel Wash which cleans away impurities with out drying out the pores and skin. In addition to the hydrating and nourishing stone crop plant, it incorporates chamomile, which revitalizes, calms and balances the looks of pores and skin, prepping it for the tsunami of moisture coming for it. One other nice possibility for this step is the Coconut Milk Cleanser. This mild cream cleanser makes use of wealthy coconut milk, coconut oil and calendula oil to nurture pores and skin for a dewy, contemporary end.
Our Lemon Grass Cleanser is one other mild possibility. The olive oil, sunflower and flax seed on this gentle components gently take away impurities from pores and skin whereas natural and Biodynamic® natural elements assist calm and soothe dry pores and skin.
Step 2: Prep The Pores and skin With Moisture
Making use of skincare merchandise like moisturizers and serums on damp pores and skin is at all times a good suggestion. In line with Byrdie: “Moisturizers take in water extra successfully with a water supply to attract from, so damp pores and skin is more practical on this step.” Preserve the pores and skin moist after cleaning or double down by spritzing the face with a face mist, toner or essence. An ideal possibility is the Stone Crop Hydrating Mist, which is filled with nourishing elements, together with that stone crop once more. An alternative choice we love is the Birch Water Purifying Essence.
Gentle cleanser for all pores and skin varieties
Hydrating and soothing toner
Step 3: Double Up On Serum
Now that the pores and skin is prepared for the primary occasion, let’s open the floodgates with not one, however two serums! The primary one needs to be heavy on the hyaluronic acid, aka the molecule that draws and holds water. This moisture magnet is the molecule round which pores and skin flooding was constructed.
The Strawberry Rhubarb Hyaluronic Serum is extremely hydrating due to our distinctive Botanical Hyaluronic Acid Advanced that preserves and replenishes moisture within the pores and skin. It additionally incorporates different hydrating elements like cica and marshmallow root. A skinny layer on damp pores and skin will get the flood began. A second layer works too if you wish to be further. Extra is extra in relation to this routine.
Layering one other serum on high of the hyaluronic layer(s) is the following step in flooding the pores and skin with moisture. We advocate the potent hydration present in our Stone Crop Serum. If hyaluronic acid is the star of the pores and skin flooding development, stone crop is a superb supporting character for its intense hydrating properties.
Step 4: Lock It In With Extra Moisture
As soon as your serums have absorbed, it’s time to use a moisturizer to actually lock within the hydration. There are a number of choices that can work for this step. Should you’re flooding your pores and skin throughout the day and hoping for a glass or dolphin skin effect, then your closing step can embody a moisturizer with SPF. The Lilikoi Daily Defense Moisturizer SPF 40 provides hydration whereas it protects. One other actually moisturizing SPF is our Radiant Protection SPF Fluid. This all-mineral sunscreen goes on clean and leaves pores and skin with a dewy feel and appear.
Should you’re extra into pores and skin flooding as a nighttime ritual, you’ve a number of choices. To remain on the hyaluronic acid prepare, end up with our Strawberry Rhubarb Hyaluronic Hydrator. This light-weight gel-cream hydrates and locks in moisture. Our clients like it too. Self-proclaimed skincare junkie, Katie, left a assessment on our web site calling it: “The very best skincare product within the universe,” and persevering with, “I’ve tried each product in the marketplace. NOTHING compares to this! … The hydration and glow it provides is equal to what you usually want 4 merchandise to do … It’s my absolute favourite step. The glow it provides every day makes you look contemporary out of a facial!”
The Marine Flower Peptide Night Cream is a richer possibility that provides yet one more heavy-handed dose of moisture and locks in the advantages of all of the merchandise previous it.
If this development is reminding you a little bit of slugging, you’re in the identical wheelhouse. Layering up merchandise after which sealing them in is the idea for each traits. In order a final step, as a substitute of a standard moisturizer, why not go along with the Kombucha Microbiome Go away-On Masque. Soften it in your fingers, and evenly roll it over the face. Containing shea butter and beeswax, the masks will act as a coating to lock in hydration and forestall moisture evaporation from the pores and skin. You’ll get up with a glow!
Replenishing and hydrating serum
Like with many viral magnificence traits, pores and skin flooding has a audience. Whereas it’s not irritating and doesn’t contain lively elements — making it secure for many pores and skin varieties — it won’t be ideally suited for sensitive skin as a result of it will increase product penetration and would possibly simply be A LOT. Give it a strive however go sluggish at first. Pimples-prone or oily pores and skin won’t reply in addition to drier pores and skin varieties as a result of layering a number of moisturizing merchandise might result in breakouts. That mentioned, the genesis of this concept — making use of merchandise to wash, damp pores and skin for optimum absorption — is a takeaway that we will all get behind.
Are you prepared to present this pores and skin development a strive however undecided the place to start out? Go to your native Eminence Organics Spa Partner to get began.