We pay ridiculous amount of money to salons for that flawless glow and pore-less skin, but do salon treatments last that long? Perhaps, you’re not taking care of your skin the right way! Did you know that the order that you apply your skincare products can actually make a huge difference to your skin! We know it sounds crazy, but if you don’t apply your serums and moisturizers in the correct order, you will be depriving them from doing their job properly.
The first and foremost step is to make sure that your skin is absolutely clean before you apply any hydrating cream or oils. You need to avoid using heavier cream and apply the most lightweight formulas first so they can be easily absorbed without the barrier. After each step, give your skin a little extra time to absorb the product in between steps.
Step 1: Cleanser
The cleanser removes any makeup or dirt from your skin while also adding a burst of hydration. If you are wearing makeup, you need to double cleanse by starting with a cleansing oil, then use a foam or gel cleanser. This will make sure that there’s absolutely no makeup or dirt on your skin before you continue the rest of your regime.
Step 2: Toner
Toning is super important as it removes any makeup residue that your cleanser wouldn’t budge. It will also help restore your skin pH levels and will instantly tighten your pores.
Step 3: Essence
After toning, it’s time to apply essences. They are patted into the skin which gives hydrating and healing effects to the skin.
Step 4: Serum
Serums are lightweight formulas, made up of smaller molecules and contain high concentrations of active ingredients that are absorbed into the skin at a much deeper level. It can target specific skincare issues, like acne, fine lines or dry skin.
Step 5: Eye Cream
Eye creams can brighten under the eyes, moisturize the area and reduce puffiness. Always make sure to tap your eye cream with your fourth finger, as this is the weakest finger so you won’t tug or pull the delicate skin.
Step 6: Moisturizer
Moisturizer will give you hydrated and glowing skin. It will also replenish, restore your skin’s pH levels, nourish and repair any issues like dry, flaky skin. It is really necessary to choose a moisturizer according to your skin type. Like if you have dry skin, you need a rich formula, but if you have acne-prone or oily skin, a gel formula will be your best friend.
Step 7: Facial Oil
Face oil is one of the most powerful potions that will penetrate deeper into your skin and hydrate at a much deeper level. Oil needs to go last because it will create a protective barrier on your skin and lock in water and moisture. But if you apply oil first, it will act as a barrier and will block your other skincare products from penetrating.
Step 8: Sunscreen
Sunscreen is the most important step, even if you are planning to stay home. Applying a good sunscreen every morning will protect your skin from damage. You should apply sunscreen last because it will sit on the surface of your skin acting as a protective barrier against the sun.
From this point on you are ready to start applying your