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Skin Flooding: Perfume Implications?


In this article, we introduce skin flooding, the Newest Skincare Trend on TikTok for Hydrated, Plump Skin and highlight the implications it has for wearing perfume. How does skin flooding influence the perfume you are wearing?

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What Is Skin Flooding?

Skin flooding is the latest skincare trend to take social media by storm. This technique involves layering multiple hydrating products on skin to create a “flood” of moisture. The goal of skin flooding is to deeply hydrate the skin and improve its barrier function, leading to plumper, more radiant skin.

Skin flooding is a great option for people with all skin types, but it is especially beneficial for those with dry or dehydrated skin. The layering of hydrating products helps to seal in moisture and prevent it from evaporating, which can help to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

In its most basic form, the routine requires a cleanser, a serum and then a moisturizer. Here is a step-by-step guide to skin flooding:

  1. Start with a gentle cleanser to remove any dirt or makeup.
  2. Apply a hydrating toner or essence to help prep the skin for hydration.
  3. Apply a serum that contains hyaluronic acid or another humectant ingredient. Humectants attract water to the skin, helping to keep it hydrated.
  4. Apply a moisturizer that is specifically designed for dry or dehydrated skin.
  5. Finish with a facial oil to seal in all of the moisture.
Skin Flooding Routine Perfume Implications

It is important to note that skin flooding should not be done every day. Over-hydrating the skin can actually lead to breakouts. It is best to do skin flooding 2-3 times per week, or as needed.

If you are new to skin flooding, it is a good idea to start with a few products and gradually add more as your skin gets used to the routine. It is also important to listen to your skin and stop if you experience any irritation.

Skin flooding is a great way to hydrate your skin and improve its appearance. If you are looking for a way to get plumper, more radiant skin, this trend is worth trying.

Here are some additional benefits of skin flooding:

  • Reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Improves skin elasticity
  • Helps to protect the skin from damage
  • Promotes a healthy skin barrier
  • Makes makeup go on smoother
  • Gives the skin a healthy glow

If you are looking for a new skincare routine that will give you hydrated, plump skin, skin flooding is a great option to try.

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Perfume Implications?

Intriguingly, the Skin Flooding trend extends its influence beyond the realm of skincare, touching upon even the subtleties of personal fragrance. As individuals embrace this comprehensive hydration ritual, a fascinating interplay emerges between skincare and the fragrances they wear. The multi-step process of Skin Flooding, which emphasizes deep moisturization and the fortification of the skin barrier, has a noteworthy impact on the perfume worn by enthusiasts.

One of the most immediate effects is on the longevity of the perfume. Well-hydrated skin acts as an ideal canvas for fragrance application, allowing the scent molecules to adhere more effectively and thus extending the fragrance’s staying power. The oil-rich environment created by Skin Flooding ensures that the perfume’s oily compounds can attach themselves to these oils, leading to a longer-lasting olfactory experience.

However, the olfactive profile of a perfume can also be subtly influenced by the hydrated skin. Moisturized skin possesses a different texture and molecular composition compared to dry skin, which can result in variations in how the perfume’s notes & bouquet develop and project. This interaction can potentially lead to a perfume unfolding in a slightly different fashion, with certain notes becoming more pronounced or evolving in unexpected directions. Perfume enthusiasts may find this alteration intriguing as it adds a new layer of complexity to their fragrance experience.

Another crucial aspect to consider is skin irritation. The emphasis on skincare in the Skin Flooding routine contributes to a healthier skin barrier, which can mitigate the risk of irritation caused by alcohol-based perfume formulas. Well-hydrated skin is less likely to be irritated by the alcohol content in fragrances, reducing the chances of redness, irritation or sensitivity. This compatibility between the skincare ritual and fragrance application creates a harmonious coexistence, where the benefits of both practices reinforce each other.

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The Skin Flooding trend does not merely transform the complexion; it also intertwines with the art of perfumery in fascinating ways.

From the longevity of the fragrance to the evolution of its scent profile, and even its interaction with the skin’s natural chemistry, this trend’s impact on fragrance is a testament to the interconnectedness of beauty rituals.

As the trend continues to make waves in the beauty and skincare landscape, its influence on the realm of personal fragrance is yet another testament to its all-encompassing approach to enhancing both appearance and sensory experiences.


If you enjoy experimenting with different skin flooding products and routines, you may wish to complement this with a variety of perfumes.

In this context, we highly recommend Fragrance Libraries. Many Perfumery Houses offer these and they typically contain smaller sized perfume bottles.

Here at Pairfum London, we offer the Perfume Experience Box, with 12 x Eau de Parfum Intense. Each vial contains enough perfume to wear the fragrance daily for about 2 weeks, giving you plenty of time to experiment with your perfume and your Skin Care routine.

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