Skincare | What is the correct order?

Hi Dolls and Gents,

Have you ever started to care about skincare and start adding products that you know will benefit your skin, but seems not to get the order right. Well, today I am here to talk about how the order of your skincare is super important to make sure that the products are actually doing it job.

I know everyone has seen the hype around serums and face oil and much more and you wondering okay that sounds good, but when do I apply it. I am guilty of doing this.

So, why does it matter?

It matters because it product is created to help your skin, so applying the products in the correct order will help your skin get the full benefits of each products. Though, the order of the skincare products are important, but also consider the time it takes for your skin to absorbs the products. That would mean that timing is crucial. 

So what is the correct order, you ask?

Well, that is easy rule to follow. You should apply your products with the thinnest consistency to thickest, or from liquid to oil. In the day, many experts and estheticians recommends to use a cleanser-toner-light moisturizer/day cream-sunscreen routine. However, in the night you can load on the skin care products. Here is the correct order for skin care products recommended by experts:

Step 1|Cleanser (Morning and Night)

Start off by removing dirt, oil buildup with your cleanser. Some experts even recommend double cleansing, which includes a cleansing oil to remove and dissolves your makeup and then wash your face with your regular cleanser.  For the days, you want a thorough cleanse, exfoliate with a physical or chemical exfoliant at least once or twice a week.

Step 2|Toner (Morning and Night)

Many people choose to skip out toners because they believe that most toners are harsh and irritate the skin. Well, that is not the case. Though, they do not physically shrink your pores, but toners server many different purposes. Every type of toners is intended for different skin types and issues, so it is important to find the correct one for you.

Step 3|Spot Treatment (Night)

Prescription medications and spot treatments needs to apply to the skin as possible to maximize their benefits. Acne treatments dries up the excess oil and kills bacteria in your problem spots. For the best results, allow to least five minutes before layering your next products to ensure it doesn't knock out the benefits of the medication.

Step 4| Serum (Night)

Now, serums have been the rage now and it comes in wide range of available ingredients, so it important that the selection process come down in your specific needs. One of the most common ingredient is Vitamin C, which helps stimulate new collagen, reduce fine lines and wrinkles, protect skin from environmental pollutants and antioxidant properties. Serums are super concentrated, nutrient-dense treatments  address specific concerns, it is important to keep them close to the skin as possible. Some people apply multiple serums that helps with different skin concerns. If you can not find a serum that is all-in-one, then apply the one with the thinnest consistency first.

Step 5| Eye Cream (Morning and Night)

It is important to apply an eye cream at least every night, if not twice a day, starting in your 20s. It's all about maintaining the health and thickness of the eyelid skin and improving the skin quality in this area early helps ensure that the eyelid skin does not lost laxity and it's smooth appearance. Consistency is key. Regular use of eye cream over time will help the eyelid skin elastic and can improve some fine lines and collagen loss.

Step 6| Moisturizer and Face Oil (Morning and Night)

Like the rest of your body, your skins need to be repaired, restored and regenerated when we sleep. This is why night creams are usually thicker and heavier and is designed to be absorbed over the course of several hours. In the morning, you want a moisturizer that has SPF and light-weight. 

Do you have oily skin. Oily skin should use a moisturizer. Even though, your body is a natural lubricate system that have glands that secret oil to help maintain the coating against harsh outside conditions and infections.

When choosing a moisturizer, look for key ingredients like glycerin, Hyaluronic acids, coconut oil and other plant based oils and shea butter. The best time to apply a moisturizer or face oil is when your skin is still moist. After using a gentle cleanse, pat your face damp with another towel or face towel, but NOT the towel for your body, apply your treatments and serums and then immediately apply a layer of moisturizer or face oil to lock in the hydration. 

Hope you enjoyed this skincare post on how to correctly layer your skincare products. Don't forget to comment, share and +1'd. Leave comments below on the skincare products that you use, no matter your skin type. Also become a member of my blog, it free!!! 

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