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8 Skin Flooding Tips

Tips to Getting the Most from Skin Flooding

Skin flooding has gained popularity recently, but it is not a new trend. It is a proven technique that can benefit all skin types and concerns. By incorporating skin flooding into your skincare routine, you can improve your skin's health, beauty and well-being. Try it today and see the difference for yourself!

Skin flooding is a technique that involves applying a generous amount of moisturizer or serum to the skin and letting it absorb for a few minutes. This helps to replenish the skin's hydration levels and prevent trans epidermal water loss. Skin flooding is not a new concept, but it has gained popularity recently to combat dryness, dullness and signs of aging. The Watts Beauty team has been recommending skin flooding to our customers since 2005, when we launched our original line of hydrating hyaluronic infused, plant-based skincare.

Some want quick answers, some want lots of information so we provide both. Find more detailed info following our quick tips below.

Skin flooding reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. One of the main causes of aging is the loss of collagen and elastin, which are the proteins that give the skin its firmness and elasticity.

 QUICK Tips:

- Skin flooding is a technique that involves applying a generous amount of moisturizer or serum to the skin and letting it absorb for a few minutes, rather than rubbing it in or wiping it off.

- Skin flooding can help to replenish the skin's moisture barrier, which can be damaged by environmental factors, aging, or harsh products.

- Skin flooding can also boost the skin's elasticity, smoothness, and glow, as well as reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, especially when you apply combined peptide and hyaluronic serums that focus on quick + long term results.

- Skin flooding can be done once or twice a week, depending on your skin type and needs. It is especially beneficial for dry, dehydrated, or mature skin.

- Skin flooding works best with ingredients that are rich in hydration, such as hyaluronic acid, glycerin, marine algae oil, ceramides, argan oil, and aloe vera.

- Skin flooding can be combined with other skincare steps, such as cleansing, toning, exfoliating, and applying sunscreen. However, avoid using products that contain alcohol, fragrance, or other irritants that can dry out or sensitize the skin.

- Skin flooding is a simple and effective way to give your skin a burst of hydration and plump. If you haven't tried it yet and/or want to try a popular hydrating serum, here's a BOGO FREE DEAL just for you - Details & Coupon - LIMITED TIME ONLY

Need More Detail? Find detailed answers below where we explain some of the benefits of skin flooding and the ingredients that you should look for in your skincare products.

  1. Skin flooding enhances the efficacy of other skincare products. The order in which you apply your skincare products matters a lot for their effectiveness. You should apply your products from thinnest to thickest consistency, starting with cleansers, toners and serums, and ending with moisturizers and oils. This ensures that each product absorbs maximally without being blocked by another product. However, if your skin is very dry or dehydrated, applying a thin layer of moisturizer or serum before your other products can help them absorb better and work faster. This is because moist skin is more permeable than dry skin, allowing more active ingredients to reach their target cells. Look for products that contain antioxidants like ferulic acid + vitamin c, exfoliants or brighteners for enhanced results.

  2. Skin flooding prepares the skin for makeup application. If you wear makeup regularly, you know how important it is to prep your skin before applying any foundation, concealer or powder. If your skin is dry or dehydrated, your makeup can look cakey, patchy or flaky on your face. Skin flooding helps to create a smooth canvas for makeup application by hydrating and plumping up the skin cells. This makes your makeup glide on more easily and evenly, and last longer throughout the day. Always use a serum that combines hyaluronic and peptides aka a hyper infused peptide primer and lift serum to ensure a smooth canvas before makeup.

  3. Skin flooding reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. One of the main causes of aging is the loss of collagen and elastin, which are the proteins that give the skin its firmness and elasticity. As we age, our skin produces less of these proteins, leading to sagging, creasing and wrinkling. Skin flooding helps to stimulate the production of collagen and elastin by delivering moisture and nutrients to the deeper layers of the skin. This helps to restore the skin's volume, bounce and resilience. Look for products that contain peptides, vitamin C, retinol or barley growth factor for anti-aging benefits.

  4. Skin flooding soothes and calms the skin. Many factors can trigger skin sensitivity, such as harsh weather, allergies, hormonal changes or over-exfoliation. Sensitive skin can manifest as redness, itching, burning or stinging sensations. Skin flooding helps to calm and comfort the skin by reducing inflammation, irritation and oxidative stress. Look for products that contain chamomile, green tea, oatmeal or licorice for soothing effects.

  5. Skin flooding balances the skin's oil production. Contrary to popular belief, oily skin can also benefit from skin flooding. Oily skin is often caused by an overproduction of sebum, which is the natural oil that lubricates the skin. Sebum production can be influenced by genetics, hormones or external factors, such as climate or diet. When the skin is dehydrated, it can signal the sebaceous glands to produce more sebum to compensate for the lack of moisture. This can lead to clogged pores, acne and shine. Skin flooding helps to balance the skin's oil production by providing adequate hydration and preventing dehydration-induced sebum overproduction. Look for products that contain glycolic acid, niacinamide and retinol for oil control.

  6. Skin flooding boosts the skin's barrier function. The skin barrier is the outermost layer of the skin that protects it from environmental stressors, such as pollution, UV rays and bacteria. When the skin barrier is compromised, the skin becomes more prone to irritation, inflammation and infection. Skin flooding helps to strengthen the skin barrier by providing it with essential lipids, ceramides and fatty acids that seal in moisture and prevent water loss. Look for products that contain shea butter, jojoba oil, argan oil, marine algae oil or rosehip oil for barrier repair.

  7. Skin flooding improves the skin's texture and appearance. Dry and dehydrated skin can look dull, flaky and rough. Skin flooding helps to smooth out the skin's surface by plumping up the cells with water volume and filling in the gaps between them. This results in a softer, smoother and more radiant complexion. Look for products that contain hyaluronic acid, glycerin, aloe vera or honey for maximum hydration.

  8. Skin flooding is easy and enjoyable to do. Finally, skin flooding is a simple and pleasant way to pamper your skin and yourself. All you need is a few minutes and a generous amount of your favorite moisturizer or serums. Apply it to your face, neck and décolleté, and massage it gently into your skin. You can also use a jade roller, a gua sha tool or your fingers to enhance the blood circulation and lymphatic drainage in your skin. Enjoy the feeling of hydration and nourishment that skin flooding provides and notice how your skin looks and feels more refreshed, rejuvenated and radiant.

Products containing: hyaluronic acidferulic acidpeptidesretinolmarine algae oilvitamin Cceramidesargan oilglycolic acidniacinamide

There you have it, everything you need to know about skin flooding or more commonly known as “ultra hydrating and moisturizing.” Steps that we have encouraged for over 18 years to help keep skin looking younger, for much longer.


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