Having trouble using your skincare products in the correct order?

You may have just found the best cleanser or toner for your skin but when exactly should you be applying them? The first step to having a great skincare routine is finding the correct products that compliment your skin. You should then follow up by figuring out your daily regimen. Not only will the benefits be greater if used in the correct order, but they products themselves will increase the potency of the others. While it may seem like a night full of research, I will instead give you a hand and provide you with the complete step by step process right here! 

Step 1: Remove All Makeup

Makeup remover, cleansing wipes, or cleansing oil are all great options for removing lipstick, mascara, or stubborn foundation. While cleansing oil may not seem too favorable, it actually attracts the oil in your makeup for easy removal. 

Step 2: Cleanse

In order to make sure your products are used properly one must start with a blank canvas or in this case a clean and fresh face. There are various cleansing waters or cleansers out in the market today but make sure you pick the one that is suitable to your skin type. 

Step 3: Exfoliate 

It is typically recommended that you exfoliate your face 1-2 times a week in order to reduce dirt and oil build up, dry skin, and dead skin cells that tend to accumulate. Some of the best are generally scrubs that buff away dead skin or chemical exfoliators and peels which are known to reduce pores. During this process, it is best to focus on the primary areas where oil and dry skin tend to build up such as the nose, cheeks. and forehead. 

Step 4: Tone

This step tends to get forgotten but plays an important role in balancing your skin's pH levels. A balanced pH level goes a long way especially when trying to lock in moisture and blocking out bacteria and pollutants that may cause you to break out. Before applying serums and moisturizers, it is necessary to tone your skin in order to restore your skin after cleansing.

Step 5: Apply Serums

Serums are typically full of antioxidants and other powerful ingredients that are known for making us feel and look younger so it is best to apply them earlier rather than later. It is very important to pat serums rather than slathering them on so that they can absorb and penetrate quicker. You can check out our various serums and oils such as our Coconut Repair Oil and Retinol Anti-Wrinkle Serum in our shop. 

Step 6: Eye Cream

The eyes tend to be the first to show signs of aging so it is best to focus on the under eye area. It is best to tap on eye cream rather than to tug in order to keep the area smooth. 

Step 7: Moisturize 

Moisturizing your skin is essential in order to decrease dry skin which typically leads to oil and acne. Think of moisturizers as if you were to drink a big glass of water, the moisture and hydration makes your skin feel lighter and better. 

Step 8: Protect

Lastly, for those who love to be outdoors, sunscreen is a must in order to fight UV rays. Daily use of sunscreen can reduce the appearance of aging skin by 24%. Nowadays there are various types of SPF protectors such as makeup setting mist, SPF oil, or lotion. 

 

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