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Are You Applying Skincare Products In The Right Order?

Are You Applying Skincare Products In The Right Order?

Keeping up a good day and night skincare regime is super important, but using the products in the right order so they work as intended is even more important if you’re already spending beaucoup bucks on what’s lining your vanity. In the most general terms, skincare products should go from lightest to heaviest.

Here’s how you do it:

1.  Cleanser

Removes any dirt and grime from your skin. If you wore makeup that day, I recommend you double cleanse… you can start with a cleansing oil like the Tatcha Pure One Step Camellia cleansing oil, then follow up with a gentle exfoliator like the Tata Harper Regenerating cleanser. BTW recently tried the La Mer Replenshing Oil Exfoliator and it rocked. Pricey, of course, but reallllly nice and bougie.

2.  Toner

An important step, especially at night and especially if you wear makeup. Toners primarily work to balance the pH in your skin. They also help wipe away any leftover grime and remove dead skin cells to improve absorption of subsequent products.

3.  Essence

Essence has become critical in my routine. I use the SK-II Facial Treatment Essence. The main purpose of an essence (generally) is to hydrate, and since our skin is most absorbent when wet, then the products you use afterwards will go deeper, working better to do the job they’re supposed to do. Essences prep your skin for what’s next.

4.  Treatments

Acne spot treatments, acids or retinoids are next.

5.  Serums

In my opinion, the most important part of our skincare routine as serums contain the highest concentration of active ingredients. You can choose serums to target individual skin concerns, be it aging, hyperpigmentation, dullness or redness, and should be gently pressed into your skin for maximum absorption. You can also use a face roller.

My current fave is the Caudalie Premier Cru which is a great overall choice with anti-aging properties. See more recs here and below.

6.  Creams: Eye + Moisturizer

Eye creams and moisturizer are key to providing skin’s much needed hydration. Just make sure to find the right creams for your skin type. If you have dark circles under your eyes, for example, search for eye creams with caffeine, hyaluronic acid and vitamin C. If you have dry skin, opt for a rich, hydrating moisturizer, but if you tend to be oily, opt for a lighter gel formula. One last thing, if you have sensitive skin, think about keeping your skincare regime simple… too much product can irritate your skin.

7.  Oils

Oils lock in moisture, which is why they should be applied after your moisturizer. The best way to apply is to warm a few drops between your hands and then gently press into your skin until it absorbs.

If you have oily skin, you may do fine with either just a moisturizer or an oil, especially in hotter months.

8.  SPF

Sunscreen is SO important, a never-leave-your-house-without-it must… especially if you struggle with dark spots and hyperpigmentation.

Although the above order is the general way to go, you should note some skincare brands recommend a different order with a particular product… I’ve seen that happen especially with oils and treatments. If you have a question, check their website or send them a message to ask about proper use.

This post contains affiliate links, meaning I’ll receive a small commission should you purchase using those links. All opinions expressed are my own. I receive no compensation for reviews.

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  1. Christie Bowdle said:

    This was super helpful!! Thank you for listing different product options too! I typed in order of skin care application on google and there you were!!!

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    1. vilmairis Post author said:

      Ahhhh so glad it was helpful!!!! I’m so glad you found the post! 🙂

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