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skin streaming vs skin flooding

Skin streaming vs. Skin Flooding

If you spend a lot of time on TikTik or are a skincare fan, then you have probably heard of Skin streaming and Skin flooding. In this article we look at the definitions of both terms, if you don't know exactly what they are.

What is skin streaming?

Skin streaming is a skincare routine where you limit yourself to the essentials. Less is more certainly applies to this trend. Use the basics, such as day cream with SPF, night cream and a cleanser. That's it. These are the pros and cons:


  • Simplicity - this routine is quick and simple; ideal for busy days or people who want to streamline their skincare process
  • Less irritation - by using fewer products, you reduce the chance of irritation
  • Cost effective - fewer products = spend less!


  • Too little skincare - if you don't choose the right products for your skin, you run the risk of missing out on essential nutrients
  • Trial and error - finding the right products takes time and a row of experiments, if you're unlucky.

What is skin flooding?

Skin flooding is, obviously, the opposite. For this routine you use several skincare products, such as creams, serums, essences and masks. We previously wrote about layering skincare products , so if you find this interesting, I would definitely read that blog! These are the pros and cons of skin flooding:


  • Intense hydration - by combining several nourishing products, you tackle dull and dry skin
  • Customizing - choose ingredients and products that are specifically tailored to your needs
  • Strengthens the skin barrier - frequent application of moisturizing and nourishing products helps strengthen the skin barrier.


  • Risk of clogging - too many products are more likely to clog pores, especially on acne-prone skin types
  • Time-intensive - applying multiple layers of products is a time-consuming affair and not suitable for everyone
  • Cost - multiple products = higher expenses.

Now that spring is starting again, hydrating for most skin types can be done a little less intensively. If you like layering, make sure you use the right products. Not too many different active ingredients, so that you damage your skin barrier.

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