Are you a newbie to skincare and don't know how to apply your skincare products. It is confusing to not know what is the right order to apply your skincare when we start.
We know how overwhelming it is to not know the right order of skincare. The internet is full of information and there are thousands of opinions as to what is the correct order to apply skincare. And all this information can be overwhelming at time. But we've got your back. We have dug deep into the internet to find out what experts think. And what they think is the right way to apply skincare, so you can learn the right way. So, let's get started.
"We know how overwhelming it is to not know the right order of skincare."
What is the correct order to apply/ layer skincare products:
1. Cleansing with an oil based cleanser: The first step in your skin is cleansing your face to get rid of everything that has been sitting on your face throughout the day. It is recommended to use an oil based cleanser regardless of whether you are wearing makeup or not, as oil based cleansers also help in removing sunscreens from your face. Oil cleansers also help in removing excess amounts of sebum as well as pollution. Basically, they help getting rid of all debris so that your next step can work smoothly.
2. Cleansing with a water based cleanser: Water based cleansers are regular cleansers that we all use. Water based cleanser removes all the first, sweat, and other debris that the oils based cleanser wasn't able to pick up. Now you may be thinking "why do u need to use two dif erent cleansers?" Well, the thing is only oil based cleansers can break down your makeup, sunscreen's and remove them from your pores. So when you use a water based cleanser next, it cleans your face of any left out junk.
3. Exfoliation: Once your skin is nice and clean it's time to traumatise it. Yes. Your next step is exfoliating your skin to get rid of dead skin cells that are sitting on your skin for days now. Exfoliating gets rid of dead skin cells and helps skin care products penetrate deeper, which leads to more results from your skincare. It is recommended to exfoliante only 2-3 times a week and anything more than that will really leave your skin irritated.
4. Toner: Next step is toning. Toners help balance the pH of your skin, it keeps your skin hydrated, and can also act as an activity if chosen with the right ingredients. Leaving your skin a little bit damp for toners helps the product work better.
5. Serums: Serums are packed with goodness! They are one of the most important steps and one that most people sadly skip. Serums are a great way to rip out the benefits of skincare in one single product. Need an anti-aging product? There's a serum for it. Need to get rid of hyperpigmentation? There's a serum for it. Need to get rid of ingrown hair? There's a serum for it. Serum is a wonderful tool to take your skincare to the next level! Their lightweight formulas allows them to penetrate deeper delivering all their vitamins and nutrients to your skin.
6. Moisturizer: After all the trauma that your skin has gone through from cle
ansing to exfoliating, it needs some love, right? That's when moisturizers come in to save the day. Moisturizers are a great way to protect your skin barrier and also soothe it. If you don't want to use exfoliants, toners and serums then be it. But skipping moisturizer is like skipping a meal. Maybe you won't feel anything in the time being, but as time passes by you will feel weak and irritated. The same thing happens with your skin barrier, it gets irritated quickly as there is no hydration, or nothing to protect it. So, use a moisturizer and save your skin. Do not skip this step!
7. Sunscreen: If there's one product that holds the most importance and is equally skipped by everyone, it is a sunscreen. Whether you believe it or not, sunscreen is the most important step in your skin care. While you think that you save a few bucks by not using sunscreen as it's not as useful, you're actually doing more harm to your pocket. Sunscreen acts as a barrier between your skin and harmful you will raise that the sun emits. Sunscreen not only protects you from the harmful web base of the sun but also prevents long lasting skin conditions that are caused by UV rays. Skin conditions such as hyperpigmentation, Actinic keratosis, Malignant melanoma, Basal cell carcinoma and many more! Yes. Not using sunscreen can be good for your pocket in the short run; but after time and time again proving the harmful effects of UV rays, is it really?
This is the skincare routine that skincare experts swear by to help your skin achieve a glowing, healthy looking skin. And don't forget, no amount of skincare can replace a good diet.