Yes, There is a Correct Order in Which To Use Your Skincare Products, and Here it is!
Before I worked full time for a major Beauty Industry superstar, I had no idea that there was a right and wrong order in which to use your skincare products. Turns out, I had a lot to learn and I am all the more grateful for it. Most of the reason why we don’t see the results we believe we should see has everything to do with not just the kind of products we are using, but how we are using them.
Most all of us know that first and foremost, cleanser is the number one step. There’s nothing better than a good clean face, morning and night, and honestly, there’s nothing worse than applying serums and moisturizers on a dirty and non-exfoliated face. Seriously. Not only will your skin look much better, but it will make your products wear and look a thousand times better. Ever wonder why your foundation looks caky, patchy or streaky? Most of the time, it’s because the product is applied on a face which has not been cleansed and or exfoliated. Eminence’s Blue Berry Soy Exfoliating Cleanser, Evoluderm’s Anti-Imperfections Line Exfoliating Cleanser and Garnier Pure Active Apricot Scrub are three really great cleanser-exfoliating products I recommend.
I add exfoliants after my cleanser, but before my toner. You don’t want to exfoliate more than twice a week, because it can damage your skin. Exfoliating ( which is important year round, but definitely so in the winter ) removes all of the dead skin cells which have built up over time. Toners are optional, but I still highly recommend using them. They literally fill your pores with good for you ingredients and help keep your skin looking its best. L’Oreal White Perfect Whitening & Moisturizing Toner is a really good product which will give you some excellent results.
Serums are next on the list, and if you’re not using a serum, I highly recommend adding one. What serum you decide on depends on your individual skin needs and concerns. Serums work to penetrate deep within the layers of your skin, which is why they come before your moisturizer. The moisturizer locks in the serum and acts as a sealant. Estee Lauder’s Advanced Night Repair has been my go to day and night serum for years now. Not only does this product repair your skin as you sleep, the Chronolux CB technology boosts the regeneration of skin cells to help you look your best. All while you’re soundly sleeping.
Moisturizers, or creams, are applied after your serum and before foundation ( if you’re using day time creams ). Again, it’s important to go with a moisturizer that compliments and works with your skin type. You don’t want to choose a cream for really dry skin if you’re oily. It will make your glands produce too much oil and it will ruin the look of your foundation. The main thing is to use moisturizer day and night. This helps keep your skin hydrated, healthy and looking its best.
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