The term “skin flooding” has over 86 million views on TikTok, making it one of the most popular trends in skincare right now. But what is this skincare trend all about, and should you try it? Here, we delve into the details about what skin flooding is, who it’s best for and how to best hydrate your skin for a smooth, healthy complexion all year-round.
What Is Skin Flooding?
“Skin flooding” refers to the practice made popular on TikTok of layering several moisturizing products onto damp skin. The idea is that this layering process will help to hold more moisture within the skin, resulting in an ultra-hydrated look and feel.
How Do You Skin Flood?
Skin flooding is fairly simple. It starts with cleansing your skin to ensure you are not sealing any dirt or debris under the subsequent moisturizing products. Next, you spritz your face with a hydrating mist, followed by the application of hydrating serums or oils. Finally, you “seal” the hydrating layers with a heavier night cream and let the products get to work.
What Products Are Best for Skin Flooding?
The biggest caveat when trying new skin trends is to ensure that they work well for your skin type. We suggest working with one of our experienced skincare experts to choose the best hydrating serums and products for your skin to maximize results and minimize unwanted side effects.
That said, in general, hydrating ingredients that could work for skin flooding include hyaluronic acid, squalane, niacinamide, glycerine, argan oil and many others.
For even deeper hydration, consider an in-office treatment like HydraFacial, especially in the colder, dryer winter months when the skin needs extra moisture most. We only offer proven skincare treatments that we know are effective in achieving improved skin tone. While fads and trends come and go, the services and products we offer have been medically proven to achieve improved aesthetics.
Not sure which hydrating products or dry skin treatments are best for you? Call our Sarasota office at 941-955-8384 or contact us online to schedule a consultation with one of our skincare experts today!