Skincare is super important when it comes to having a flawless skin.
It’s true that with makeup you can cover most imperfections, but even makeup looks better when your skin is looking good.
I use a lot of beauty products and have a beauty regime depending on the day or need, but I struggled to know what should come first. Can I apply an oil after moisturizing? Should eye cream come first or in the end?
I researched and read a lot, so I could learn how to better get the benefits of all the skincare product investment I was doing. At the end of the day, these products are quite expensive so you want to make sure you are using them to their best potential.
Here’s the ideal order, from first to last. The optional ones can be introduced on some days of the week. I personally due to the full routine on Wednesdays and Sundays.
- Cleanser: before you put anything on you want to make sure your face had no makeup or impurities. These can be oil based, balm, cream, foam. The one you choose is connected to the skin type you have. You can read more about it here.
- (OPTIONAL) Double Cleanse: If you feel the first step didn’t remove everything, go in with a second cleanser.
- (OPTIONAL) Exfoliator: either you choose acid or scrub is up to you. Bear in mind that the scrub versions can be harsh on sensitive skin. Use once to twice a week, depending on your skin type.
- (OPTIONAL) Face mask: for whatever skin condition you want to tackle.
- Tonic: helps to close the pores and make sure you have no oils or creams on the face.
- Eye cream: to minimize puffiness, fight wrinkles, tighten the skin. You choose which outcome you want. Apply with the ring finger, which has less strength.
- Serum: here is where the real magic happens. It’s my favorite part of the beauty regime. These are basically super powerful nutrient rich products with a very high concentration of active ingredients that help address your skin concerns. Think of them like a good skin boost. You have Vitamin C, Retinoid, hyaluronic acid, Vitamin A…the list goes on. After applying it, wait for at least 10 minutes to allow you skin to absorb it.
- (OPTIONAL in case you are already using serum) Face oil: it works in the same way as a serum, but more hydrating. Works great in dry skins.
- Moisturizer: which will help lock the serum
- (OPTIONAL) Overnight face mask instead of a moisturizer, for when you skin is screaming for hydration
What about you – what’s your skincare regime?