Let’s be honest, with so many skincare products on the market (and more on the way), deciding which ones to use and in what order to use them can be quite overwhelming. It is important to apply your skincare in the correct order so that any active ingredients can work their magic by effectively penetrating your skin.
But what is the correct order? And how do you ensure each and every one of your products is working to its full advantage for your skin?
To help you stay an expert in the skincare field, we’ve put together this handy guide to help. Because the last thing you want is to waste your money on skincare that just doesn’t work because you’re not using it correctly…
Tailoring Your Routine
The best thing you can do for yourself and your skin is to create a skincare routine tailored to your specific skin type. Identifying your skin concerns and any areas that could benefit from improvement is the first step toward beautiful, glowing skin. When you’ve created that routine, you can begin addressing various skin concerns at once by layering your products.
Need help with building a tailored routine? Have a read of our skincare routines for multiple skincare types on the GLOSSYBOX blog.
- Dry Skin Routine
- Sensitive Skin Routine
- Oily Skin Routine
- Acne-Prone Skin Routine
- Ageing Skin Routine
What Order Should You Use Skincare Products?
The general recommendation for skincare routines is to start with a product that is the thinnest, and gradually work your way up to those with a thicker consistency, such as creams and moisturisers. So in what order should you use your skincare to make the most of it?
- Eye Cream
Step 1 – Cleanse your face
Morning and night, you can up your cleansing game by using a cleanser targeted at your specific skin concern. This will help you get rid off excess oil, remove makeup and improve your complexion. There are hundreds of different cleansers on the market, however, with a little research and testing, you are sure to find the formula that suits you and your needs best – whether it is an oil, gel or water-based product.
In the evening, make sure to double cleanse, especially if you’ve been wearing makeup. Your first cleanse should be with a product of a thicker consistency, ideally a balm, before moving onto your regular cleanser.
Why do you need to cleanse twice you ask? Well, the first cleanse works to break down any makeup and remove dirt and excess oil, while the second cleanse then addresses your particular skin type or concerns, as skin is already clean.
As your first cleanse, try the Elemis Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm. This product went viral for a reason! When it comes into contact with your skin, it melts and provides a nourishing cleansing action that leaves your skin soft and supple. After that, try using the Bioderma Sensibio Cleansing Micellar Water to gently but effectively remove impurities while soothing any irritation.