Skin flooding is yet another top skincare trend that is said to enhance and visibly improve the look of skin and it’s one you’ve likely seen all over your TikTok, so you’re likely wondering how do you even do it and what are the benefits of skin flooding?
What is Skin Flooding?
Skin flooding is a skincare technique which involves saturating or “flooding” your skin with a face mist like a toner or face mist until it's completely soaked. By dousing the skin with moisture and hydrating ingredients can help to enhance the humectant and occlusive properties of your skin products. flooding is sometimes called "skin drenching," "skin soaking," or "skin saturation”.
What are the benefits of skin flooding?
Skin flooding can help make skin look plumper, glowing, and well hydrated. Skin flooding can help to enhance the benefits of your moisturizing products, help with product absorption, and help to boost skin elasticity.
What skin types is Skin Flooding suitable for?
Skin flooding can be done by any skin type – but it is especially great for those with dry and very dry skin types as it can help to boost hydration and draw in moisture to the skin. It’s also a great technique for those looking to create the look of dewy skin and create a glowing effect.
How to Enhance the Effects of Skin Flooding:
Avoid the eye area: Whenever using a face mist make sure to avoid the eye area as you spritz the mist as this could cause irritation to the eyes.
Use Hyaluronic Acid: The ingredients in your skincare can have a direct effect on how well skin flooding works for you. For example, skincare that includes the ingredient Hyaluronic Acid are likely to work particularly well with the skin flooding skincare technique. Hyaluronic Acid is a humectant ingredient meaning it draws in moisture and pulls it from an external environment. Using a face mist on top of a Hyaluronic Acid product may help to boost its moisturizing properties as it draws in the moisture from the face mist so as to hydrate skin.
Use multiple mists: Consider playing around with different facial mists between each layer to get the benefits of multiple mists.
Use an occlusive: After going through the steps of misting your face – consider locking all the moisture in with a thick and occlusive cream or moisturizing balm. Finishing everything off with a thick cream or moisturizer allows you to lock in all of the hydrating products which can help leave your skin glowing and dewy. Try using our Hydrating Overnight Mask with Peptides which deeply moisturizes the skin and brightens, balances and re-texturizes to reveal supple skin by morning.
Occlusive style ingredients create a barrier like system over the skin which locks in moisture to help prevent the evaporation of water and moisture. Typical occlusive ingredients include beeswax, lanolin – Niacinamide is also an ingredient with occlusive properties.
Best Face Mists for Skin Flooding
If you’re looking for the best face mists to flood your skin with a dose of hydration – Mario Badescu has a number of different face mists which can be used to hydrate skin. Each face mist is enriched with different ingredients which can help to enhance the effects of skin flooding. As always, make sure to avoid spritzing around the eye area!
- Soothes and calms irritated skin
- Provides a relaxing and calming effect
- Contains Vitamin C
- Suitable for sensitive skin
- Refreshes and hydrates the skin
- Helps clarify blemish-prone skin
- Rebalances oily and combination skin
- Suitable for acne-prone skin
- Hydrating face mist
- Soothes and hydrates dry, dull skin
- Leaves skin with a dewy glow
- Suitable for all skin types, especially dry or sensitive skin
- Contains Niacinamide and Hyaluronic Acid
- Helps skin maintain moisture levels
- Revitalizes and hydrates-tired skin
- Rich in adaptogens to nourish skin
How to Flood Your Skin
It’s best to perform skin flooding during the evening when skin enters its regeneration process and all the moisture is able to sink in.
Step 1: Cleanse and tone skin with your favorite Mario Badescu Skin Cleanser
Step 2: Mist skin with your preferred mist (try using our Chamomile and Lavender Mist to balance and soothe skin after cleansing.
Step 3: Apply a facial serum to your skin – to enhance the effect of skin flooding try using a hyaluronic acid serum.
Step 4: Mist skin again with another facial mist try our facial spray with aloe, adaptogens, and coconut water which contains Niacinamide and Hyaluronic Acid to help further boost skin moisture.
Step 5: Apply your eye cream and moisturizer. Try using a rich cream to help further lock in moisture.
Step 6: Do one final spritz of face mist for a last boost of moisture and dewy glow.