5 Ways To Make Sure That Your Skin Is Absorbing Skincare Products Properly

5 Ways To Make Sure That Your Skin Is Absorbing Skincare Products Properly

Beauty Skincare
By Sophie Hong on 30 May 2022
Senior Editor

So you’re doing your multi-step skincare routine diligently every day, but you aren’t seeing results as quickly as you’d like. Uh-oh, cue the troubleshooting. 

Before you start switching out your skincare products, there are five things that you can try first. These are things that skincare newbies often overlook, but are so important because they ensure that your skin is absorbing all of the products that you’re putting on it properly.

Read on for 5 tips on how to boost the absorption of your skincare products! 

#1 Exfoliate regularly

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You know how the saying goes, out with the old and in with the new. The same applies to your skin - you need to get rid of the buildup of dead skin cells that are clogging up your pores, so that your skin can effectively absorb all that goodness from your skincare products. Use chemical exfoliants - such as salicylic, glycolic or mandelic acids - instead of physical ones as they are gentler and won’t scratch your skin.

#2 Prep your skin with Astalift’s Jelly Aquarysta

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You should be putting on skincare right after you’ve cleansed your skin, because damp skin is more permeable. It can be as simple as making your face slightly wet, but to really ensure that your skin’s hydration level is at its optimum, try Astalift’s iconic Jelly Aquarysta

This pre-essence jelly primes your skin for the rest of your skincare routine with human-type nano-ceramides, a powerful hydrating ingredient that penetrates deep into your skin and locks in moisture. 

The skincare benefits don't just stop there. As a skin conditioner, the Jelly Aquarysta goes a step beyond hydration with an antioxidant powerhouse called nano-astaxanthin. A proprietary ingredient made by Astalift, nano-astaxanthin has 6,000 times the antioxidant potency of vitamin C and helps to speed up wound healing, on top of suppressing free radical damage to your skin. 

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Besides that, this skin conditioner is suitable for all skin types and is formulated with nano-lycopene for enhanced anti-ageing benefits, Asenyaku extract for extra moisture and collagen for skin elasticity. According to a study, 100% of users saw an improvement in skin moisture, with 85% of them seeing an improvement in skin texture. You’d be hard-pressed to find another skin primer that works as hard as Astalift’s Jelly Aquarysta!

Get the Astalift Jelly Aquarysta here. Retailing at $148 for 40g, $141 for 40g refill, $222 for 60g and $212 for 60g refill. Also available at Astalift Boutiques located at Plaza Singapura #01-62 and Nex #01-70.

#3 Massage your products in

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There are many benefits to massaging your skin. It can stimulate collagen growth, improve blood circulation and even get rid of puffiness and bloat. Turns out, massaging your face while applying skincare products can also make your skin absorb them quicker, so you are less likely to lose the product to evaporation. Plus, it’s a great form of self-care - take your pick from the wide range of gua sha tools, rollers and facial devices available. Or just use your fingers! 

#4 Make sure you’re applying your skincare products in the correct order

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If you’re using a mix of water-based and oil-based products, the oil-based products should go on last because water cannot penetrate through that layer of oil. As a general rule of thumb, layer your products by their textures, from the lightest to the heaviest. 

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Here’s how you should be using your skincare products in sequence with Jelly Aquarysta:
Astalift Jelly Aquarysta > Lotion/Toner > Essence > Serum > Moisturiser > Facial oil 

#5 Seal it all in with an occlusive moisturiser

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An occlusive moisturiser forms a protective barrier on your face when applied, thereby preventing moisture loss. This is especially important if you sleep in an air-conditioned room - without an occlusive to form a protective seal over your skincare, you risk losing all that moisturising goodness to the dry air and waking up with even more dehydrated skin! 
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