The Right Order to Apply Your Skin Care


Sequencing your skin care routine seems relatively easy, but at times can be difficult to grasp which products follow which. Once you establish a solid and consistent routine, you'll notice huge improvement in skin clarity. Discover how to apply your morning and evening staples in the correct order.

Step 1: Cleanse and tone.

Cleanse and/or tone with a gentle formula to prepare your face for treatment and makeup.

Step 2: Treat and moisturize.

If you use a serum or gel, apply it to clean skin and let it soak in for five minutes. Apply moisturizer after the treatment is fully absorbed.

Step 3: Protect and perfect.

Slather on a quarter-sized dollop of your favorite sunscreen allover the face and neck and let it set for a few minutes. Apply your makeup after as usual.

Step 1: Cleanse & Tone

Cleanse and/or tone with your favorite products.

Step 2: Treat & Moisturize

Apply serums, gels, and any topical spot treatments and let them soak in for 10 minutes. Spread serum onto damp skin for extra hydration.

Step 3: Nourish and Moisturize

Dab eye cream around the orbital socket of the eyes. Be sure not to apply eye cream too close to the lashes. Apply moisturizer as usual.

EXTRA STEPS: Exfoliants and Masks.

Exfoliate once or twice per week on clean skin. Put on a purifying or hydrating mask onto clean skin once a week on evenings you don't exfoliate.