Are you applying skincare products in the most beneficial order?
Applying products in a particular order is very important. The reason being is that different products have different molecular weights. In general, it’s best to apply products light to heavy. Products lighter in weight are able to penetrate while heavier products help keep lighter products from evaporating.
Daytime is all about protection. Use a broad spectrum SPF 30 and reapply! Nighttime is the right time to give your skin a little love. Don’t worry if you don’t have a product, use what you have. So, without further adieu… here is the order you should be applying your products.
Cleanser – go gentle and pH balanced
Toner – always choose alcohol free
Moisturizer – preferably with Vitamins C&E
Apply sun protection – ok to mix with moisturizer
Remove makeup – take the day away: makeup, SPF and environmental debris
Cleanser – get a deeper clean
Toner – balance your skin’s pH, prep and hydrate
Exfoliate – prep skin for subsequent products (a gentle enzymatic or chemical works great for younger skin or Retinol for aging skin)
Serum – peptides, antioxidants
Eye Cream – a dab will do
Moisturizer – lock it all in