Which Skincare Products to Apply on Dry or Damp Skin?

Knowing which products to apply to dry or damp skin can drastically help you up your skincare game.


The general rule is:



Damp Skin:

Damp Skin helps skincare absorb better into the skin. Applying products on damp (not soaked) skin helps to both retain moisture and quickly deliver the active ingredients to your skin.


Products to Apply Damp Skin:

  • Moisturizers

  • Serums: such as hyaluronic acid, vitamin C, niacinamide, and facial oils

  • Hydrating face masks

Dry Skin:

Dry Skin slows the absorption of skincare products, which is beneficial for products that can cause irritation and dryness if absorbed to quickly. A slow and controlled absorption is a great way to reap the benefits of these products without causing sensitivity.


Products to Apply Dry Skin:

  • Retinoids

  • Acne Medication

  • AHA & BHAs