5 Reasons Why Your Skin Feels Sticky After Applying Skincare Products

Written by Sanya HamdaniNov 30, 2023
5 reasons why your skin feels sticky after applying skincare products

Skincare products are meant to hydrate and moisturise your skin, not leave it feeling greasy or sticky. But if that’s how your skin feels after applying your skincare products, then there’s definitely something wrong. Your skin should be able to absorb the product within five minutes of application. If it’s not doing that, you need to find out why.

Sticky skin will attract excess dirt and grime from the surrounding. This situation can be quite disastrous for the oily skin type, which already produces excess oil. Hence, it is necessary to find out why and address it ASAP to prevent nasty skin problems.

Below are five reasons why your skin might be feeling sticky after applying skincare products.

 

01. Applying too much product

5 reasons why your skin feels sticky after applying skincare products

Portion size matters a lot when it comes to skincare. Using too much of one product is not going to give you faster or better results. Since your skin has the capacity to only absorb so much product, the rest will stay on the surface and feel sticky. Every product in your skincare routine, right from sunscreen to night cream, should be used in the right proportion. Clueless about beauty serving size? Find all the answers here.

 

02. Using the wrong product

5 reasons why your skin feels sticky after applying skincare products

Every skin type has different concerns and, therefore, different needs. If you have oily skin and you are using a product meant for dry skin, it will only aggravate your skin problems and make absorption difficult. Using the right formula and ingredient is super important when it comes to skincare products. Here’s a list of ingredients that work best for each skin type.

 

03. Not following the right order of application

5 reasons why your skin feels sticky after applying skincare products

Applying skincare products one after the other may seem like a simple job, but it's not that easy. Following the right order of application will ensure product efficacy. For example, moisturiser is thicker as compared to serum, applying it first will prevent your serum from penetrating the pores and staying on the surface, making it look sticky. To understand the order of application better, click here.

 

04. Not giving products enough time to absorb

5 reasons why your skin feels sticky after applying skincare products

Skincare products require a few minutes to get absorbed into the skin. Layering one product after the other will leave a sticky residue on the surface and prevent the products from doing their job. Therefore, give each product enough time to get absorbed into the before moving on to the next one. We have simplified this process for you here.

 

05. Using an expired product

5 reasons why your skin feels sticky after applying skincare products

If your skincare product worked well all this time and has suddenly started making your skin sticky and greasy then it’s time to check the expiry date. In fact, keeping your skincare product in front of sunlight can also change its texture and efficiency. So, it is advised to store your product in a cool, dark place.

Sanya Hamdani

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Sanya Hamdani is a skincare enthusiast and lipstick hoarder, she truly believes no two red lipsticks look exactly alike. With a Master's degree in Communication & Journalism and 5+ years of digital writing experience up her sleeve, Sanya has some of the biggest beauty experts in the country on her speed dial. When she's not swatching products or writing about the latest trends in beauty, you will find her watching F.R.I.E.N.D.S. or cooking up a storm in the kitchen.

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