What is skin flooding?
The routine’s name suggests it is designed to “flood” or cover dry skin by strategically layering moisturizing ingredients. Simple yet effective, the intense hydration relies on specific elements in a strategic order without the risk of clogging pores or triggering breakouts.
In contrast to other skincare trends, the key is to apply the key ingredients when your skin is still damp after the previous step. This allows for maximum absorption. This ensures that your skin absorbs moisture and reaches the deeper layers. This is the simple 5-step routine.
Step-by-step skin flooding routine
As with any skincare routine that is effective, starting off with a blank canvas is an absolute must. We recommend using a mild, hydrating cleansing product for clean and refreshed skin.
Spray a hydrating spray on your skin while it is still damp after cleansing. This will give you a quick boost of hydration.
Hyaluronic Acid is a natural humectant that can retain up to 1,000x its weight in water.
Add a second layer to seal in moisture and reduce water loss. Niacinamide is a multi-tasking ingredient that improves skin texture and tone for a healthy-looking, hydrated complexion.
A nourishing moisturizer is the best way to lock in moisture and create a barrier that prevents water loss.
Skin Infection Results
My combination skin is dry with an oily T zone. It tends to become duller and drier in winter. The Colorado mountains, with their cooler climate and drier air, were the ideal place to test skin flooding.
It works! My skin remained hydrated and healthy looking (without flakiness) even in cooler temperatures and higher altitudes. It was glowing. Even when traveling, the best part of this routine is that it is quick and easy.
Skin Piling was my biggest concern. We are layering products and applying them without allowing previous products to dry completely, which is generally considered a bad idea. My skin did not pill even with multiple layers. This is due to my strategic order, starting with lighter products before moving on to heavier ones.