So, you want to start layering your skincare products? Or maybe you're not sure where to start and would like some guidance.
Deciding on the order to use your skin care products can take time and effort. But with some know-how, you can create a simple routine that will have your skin looking and feeling its best immediately.
You may be wondering: what is the best order for your skincare products?
Here is a simple guide.
Step 1: CleanseThe first step in any skincare routine is to cleanse your skin. It removes all the dirt, oil, and makeup buildup on your face throughout the day. Use a gentle cleanser from your cute mini makeup fridge that will not remove your skin's natural oils.
Step 2: Mask (optional)A mask is an excellent product to meet your skin's specific needs and remove any impurities that may be hiding beneath the surface. Covers come in different forms and ingredients, so choose the right one for your skin type. Sheet masks are great for soothing irritated skin, while clay masks are great for removing impurities. If you are using a washable cover, use it immediately after cleansing. Sheet masks can be used after step 3. Store all the acts you need to use in your skincare fridge regularly so that they are all chilled, which will help you absorb the mask's active ingredients quickly.
Step 3: TonerToners help to remove any residual dirt or makeup. They also help balance the skin's pH while hydrating it to protect the moisture barrier. This is important because if your pH is not balanced, it can lead to various skin problems such as acne, dryness, and sensitivity, a big negative. (Note: these products should be stored in a cosmetic mini fridge to maintain optimal use.)
Step 4: EssenceSerums are vital to any skincare routine as they contain highly active ingredients. Serums are often rich in antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals that nourish your skin and boost collagen production. You can apply as many serums as you like to your face, but be careful about mixing ingredients! Some can work well together, while others may irritate your skin, even if these properties are clean and safe. (A serum is a magic bullet to improve our skin, but at the same time, its ingredients are volatile, so putting your serum in a mini skincare fridge that is effectively insulated from external ambient temperatures is a great option.)
Step 5: Chemical exfoliator/retinol (PM)Treatment continues in the afternoon! When resting, your skin absorbs the most, so this is the perfect time to add extra care. Retinol contains Vitamin A, which penetrates deep into your skin to help protect it from free radicals, relieve acne, and scars, and prevents any signs of aging. If you need to become more familiar with retinol, use it 1-3 times a week to help build your skin's tolerance to daily use. As with step 4, we should note that the active ingredient in retinol is susceptible to environmental influences, so it should also be stored in a beauty fridge.
Step 6: Moisturising CreamThe final step in your night-time skincare routine is to apply your moisturizer. That means you'll still need to complete this in the morning! It helps to lock in the active ingredients from other products and keeps your skin hydrated throughout the day. Choosing the right moisturizer for your skin type is essential, as some may be too heavy or greasy for some skin types.
Step 7: SunscreenThe final step in your morning skincare routine is to apply sunscreen. Applying sunscreen is the best and easiest way to prevent early signs of aging. It helps to protect your skin from harmful UV radiation, even if you are indoors all day. If you are unfamiliar with skincare products, a simple morning routine would be a cleanser, toner, vitamin C, moisturizer, and sunscreen.
Clear your plateLayering your skincare products is a great way to maximize their effectiveness. Plus, it's perfect for those who like to try new things! It can be intimidating at first, but try different combinations until you find the best one. We hope this guide will help demystify layered skincare products and encourage you to try them.
Skincare is a personal journey, so remember that perfect skin doesn't exist, and progress is everything. If you want to learn more about the non-toxic ingredients that work or are present in your skincare products, remember to check out the ingredients list.
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