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Skincare layering basics for a perfectly hydrated skin

How to achieve flawless skin even before applying makeup? Focus on the 6 steps for a beautiful, more radiant and perfectly hydrated skin.

You have probably heard of the skincare-layering concept, but what are its essential steps and how can they benefit your skin?

Step 1: Proper cleansing

To remove every trace of makeup, impurities and toxins. Morning and evening, use a gentle cleanser followed by a hydrating toner such as Aqualia Hydrating Refreshing Water, to your skin a first dose of post-cleansing hydration, and clearing out any last residues that your cleanser may have missed.

Step 2: Replenishment

For a second dose of moisture and to nourish the skin’s barrier against aggressors: the hydrolipidic film, which consists of perfectly balanced water and lipids. Aqualia Oil-in-Water Essence channels powerful ingredients to emulate and reconstruct this natural defense against pollution, UV and moisture loss.

Step 3: Enrichment

For concentrated, enduring doses of skin-goodness, use a lightweight serum that soaks deeply into the epidermis and nourishes it with ingredients such as hyaluronic acid and antioxidants to fight the damage caused by free radicals and acid elements.

Step 4: Nourishment + lock in

Your skin is hydrated, so now lock in all that moisture and preserve skin freshness with your day or night cream. Choose nourishing creams to boost the natural repair process at cellular level, especially if you have sensitive skin. 

Step 5: Eye and Lip Zones

Skin in these areas is more delicate and prone to dryness, irritation and premature aging signs. So for extra care and attention, choose a specially formulated product such as Aqualia Thermal Eye Cream.

Step 6: Sun protection

Apart from the visible signs of sun damage, like reddening and pigmentation marks, UV damages cell structure and hastens skin aging. Every day, use a sunscreen with a high SPF – 50 for fairer skins, 15-30 for darker complexions.

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