Here’s what you need to know about the trending skin hydration technique.
– KEYS SOULCARE
Skinfluencers and SkinTok enthusiasts are swearing by the moisture sandwich, proving the trend is more than just a phase. And, as the seasons shift from cooling fall temps to winter’s harsher weather, now is the perfect time to commit to a ritual that celebrates long-lasting hydration. But what exactly is a moisture sandwich and how does it benefit your skin? We’re breaking down the TikTok craze with a soulcare twist.
What is a moisture sandwich?
As tasty as it sounds, the moisture sandwich isn’t what you eat; it’s what you layer on. The order in which you layer your skincare impacts the overall effectiveness of your routine. The moisture sandwich emphasizes this point specifically for hydration.
By following the basic principles of moisture, the method calls for trapping water in the skin to protect against transepidermal water loss. (A.k.a. the process of your skin’s surface passively losing moisture and drying out.) Moisture sandwich-ing is a way to thicken up your skin’s barrier to support water retention. The more hydrated you are — especially in cooler weather — the more replenished you look and feel.
How do you create a moisture sandwich?
There are many ways to customize a moisture sandwich, but here’s how to do it Keys Soulcare style. As a general rule, keep the application process organized with this easy phrase: protect, refresh, and repeat. Protect your moisture layer with a skin-nourishing offering, refresh with a hit of hydration, and repeat the process. Next, you put it into action in six easy steps.
Step One: Cleanse Your Face
Prep for your moisture sandwich with a proper cleanse. Lather up a pump Golden Face Cleanser and massage your skin in circular motions. Rinse with warm water and use wet hands to create a soft paste with our Be Luminous Skin Exfoliating Powder. Buff away residue and dead skin cells before rinsing and patting skin dry.
Step Two: Spray Mist
Remember that easy phrase? Protect, refresh, repeat. When it comes to a refresh, nothing compares to the sweet rosy scent of the Reviving Aura Face Mist. Formulated with the Rose of Jericho and witch hazel, this offering adds weightless hydration to your skin. Just close your eyes and spritz for an energizing, cooling spray of moisture.
Step Three: Apply Serum
Boost your skin’s protective layer with the Promise Facial Serum. The silky-smooth formula is non-comedogenic, leaving your pores unclogged. Ingredients like snow mushrooms make your skin a moisture magnet. (The ancient fungi is known for its ability to hold up to 500 times its weight in water.)
Step Four: Spray Mist
Once you’ve allowed your serum to rest, it’s time to refresh with another hydrating mist. (Give yourself 30 seconds or so between each step to allow a new layer to settle in.) Feel free to use your hands to pat the mist on your face and neck.
Step Five: Apply Sunscreen
No skincare routine is complete without sun protection. Shield your skin with a layer of Protect Your Light daily moisturizing SPF. Quench your skin’s thirst with key ingredients like squalane and niacinamide to bring balance and brightness. The lightweight formula blends in quickly with no white cast, leaving you feeling confident and radiant.
Step Six: Repeat
After your next mist, you layer on your choice moisturizer. Our Skin Transformation Cream with hyaluronic acid and bakuchiol is perfect for a dewy dose of comforting moisture. After massaging a dab of the calming blend into your skin, layer on another spritz of mist.
Soulful tip? For lips and dryer skin, lock in your moisture with our Comforting Balm. This non-greasy formula was made to go anywhere and everywhere. To renew the look of dull, dehydrated skin, pat in one more spray of face mist. Finally, spread a sheer coat of Comforting Balm on your face and lips to seal in moisture.