Have you ever wondered what happens if you apply face oil before a moisturizer? Or are you just content with the idea that there is no such thing as applying skincare products in order? Well, to your disappointment, there is an order. And the good news is, if you apply all your skincare products in the right order, you will definitely see good results. So, ask yourself one question, do you apply your skincare products in the right order? If the answer is no, you might be barring your skin from receiving the full benefits. Although unknowingly, yet, someday it will affect your skin in the long run. So, what is the correct order to apply skincare products? Read on to find out.
I am sure you wear make-up. Even if you don’t you may be applying sunscreen and silicone-based products on your face. This is to say that whether you wear make-up or your day should end with a double cleanse. So, begin with a makeup-removing cleanser. I personally use coconut oil (unrefined) and cotton to remove any make-up from my face. Even you, can choose a make-up remover that best suits your skin and clean your make-up using cloth or cotton. Next, take a muslin cloth, dip it in warm water and then let the steam soften your skin for a maximum of ten seconds. And remove any oily residue or make-up excess on your face.
Now, that you have successfully managed to remove your make-up, go ahead and clean your skin. In other words, ensure that even the tiniest bit of make-up is removed from your face so that you don’t end up waking with breakouts. In my personal opinion, a sulfate-free cleanser always works best for all skin types. Not only this but a sulfate-free cleanser will not disrupt the pH balance of your skin. So, make sure you use a cleanser or else a face wash to remove excess oil and dirt from your face.
This step is optional. Although, there is no harm exfoliating your skin at least twice a day. You see exfoliation will help you remove the dead skin from your skin. As long as you’re not over-doing your skin by exfoliating, you will be completely fine. In my personal opinion, it is mandatory to remove dead skin cells from your skin in order to see a positive difference in your skin. Also, soon after exfoliation, your skin will be ready to fully absorb the products that you apply later on. In addition to this, also don’t forget that excess of everything is bad. So, using a scrub regularly can cause your skin to get irritated and dry. Choose a scrub that is hydrating and gentle and preferably purchase a lactic acid-based scrub for your skin.
This is the most crucial and essential step because here is your chance to allow deep penetration of the skin-care products. As I mentioned earlier ensure that your skin is completely clean for treatment products to work efficiently. Now, if you have acne, you can apply the products that have been prescribed to you. For instance, prescription Retin-A – it works wonders for skin with mild to moderately severe acne. You can also use Vitamin C serums, or some antioxidants to nourish your skin. However, never use more than one active on the skin. Your skin might end up getting dry and flaky if you use too many active at the same time. So, I suggest that you use one active at one time and wait for the results to reflect through your skin.
A good serum will help you retain the moisture your skin needs. I think everyone should have a hydrating mist in their skincare products collection. If your skin type is normal to oily, the humectants will help you attain moisture when needed. On the contrary, if your skin is dry, a layer of hydrating serum beneath the layer of oils and creams will help you keep your skin fresh. Basically, the role of a mist is to pack all the moisture in your skin and then prevent it from having break-outs. Also, a hydrating mist will help you soothe your skin.
Moisturizer and Eye Cream
Next in the line is moisturizer. Although I personally recommend that you should not use a moisturizer quite regularly, especially if your skin is oily. You can get away with a serum or a mist, even if your skin is normal. I tend to skip this step in summer but I always moisturize my skin during winters. As far as dry skin is concerned regular moisturizing will do your skin no harm. Furthermore, an eye cream will work wonders for you if you apply it every night before going to sleep. So, select an eye cream that best suits your skin and then apply the cream regularly. Especially if you are looking for a skincare regime that can help you participate in modeling events. After all, you would not create a portfolio using an online portfolio builder, only to upload pictures with acne and scars on the face.
Not everyone is a fan of face oils but some essential oils really work wonders for the skin. For instance, jojoba and rosehip oils are really good for acne-prone skin. Though I would personally recommend that you first apply it on your skin, see if it suits your skin type and then let this step be your last moisturizing step. You see oils have many benefits and the most beneficial part is that oils tend to lock-in the moisture in the skin. Not only this but oils are also naturally beneficial. They have a redeeming effect on your skin. All in all, you can begin your skincare routine with oils and then eventually end it with monounsaturated or saturated oils. Also, remember to stay away from polyunsaturated oils. Acne-prone skin can face serious skin irritation and severe breakouts after using polyunsaturated oils.