Most of us are aware of the skincare products available in the market, which should be included in your daily routine. A few of us also have gone to the length of purchasing these products, but are you layering them in the right order?
Why Sequence Matters?
As per expert dermatologists, the skin tries to keep things out, which is why even the ingredients of the products do not penetrate the skin. Only a small amount of the ingredients penetrates your skin even after you perfectly apply it. This is why the order is essential, else you will not find the desired results from your skincare regimen.
We have comprehensively explained the right order of your skincare routine to get the maximum benefit below.
Start your day by splashing your face with water along with using a gentle cleanser which is designed for your skin type.
Most people do not use toners as it used to be harsh on the skin. Toners are used to balance the skin pH after you clean the face with a cleanser. The new toners use formulas that help in enhancing the skin texture and resolve skin issues. Though we would say it is not a must and you can skip it if you really feel that you are better off without using it. Moreover, the new cleansers are more pH balanced, hence toners are not really needed.
3. Antioxidant Serum:
Serums are super concentrated with nutrients, which is why it has become popular as the skin gets a good amount of nutrients from them. Using an antioxidant serum during the daytime is the best option as it is highly beneficial, especially to prevent pollutant damages.
4. Eye Cream:
Applying eye cream is something we forget to do, but it is something you should do at least every night if not twice a day. As we are aware that the skin surrounding the eyes shows the signs of aging sooner as it loses its laxity, using a regular eye cream can help in retaining the skin elasticity.
5. Spot Treatment:
If you have acne issues, you should apply spot treatment to the problem area only for the time specified. Remember, to just apply it on the spots and not the entire skin surface.
Moisturizer is one product you cannot skip as even if you have oily skin, you need moisturizer for extra hydration to avoid skin damage from harsh weather conditions. The best time to apply moisturizer to your skin is while it is damp. If you are using an acne spot treatment, then avoid applying moisturizer on those places to avoid interference with the treatment.
This is the last step of the skincare routine which helps in blocking UV rays that damages your skin. Using chemical sunscreen is tricky as it is difficult for it to get absorbed after you apply moisturizer and if you apply it before moisturizer, later on, your moisturizer will not get absorbed because it coats the skin with the sunscreen. The best option is to use a chemical sunscreen that offers moisturizing benefits as well to get the benefit of both.
Sunscreen should be the last step in your daytime skincare routine if you’re using a physical or mineral sunscreen, which works by physically blocking UV rays. This step becomes tricky when you’re using a chemical sunscreen.
Similarly, you also should follow a proper night-time routine to obtain maximum benefits from your skincare products. The products you use itself make a big difference, as a few of them are superior to others. To know more, read about various skin care review of products and the right way to apply them.