The Right Order to Apply Your Skin Care
Published Feb 3, 2011
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.
Cleanse and/or tone with a gentle formula to prepare your face for treatment and makeup.
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.
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.
Cleanse and/or tone with your favorite products.
Apply serums, gels, and any topical spot treatments and let them soak in for 10 minutes. Spread serum onto damp skin for extra hydration.
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.
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.