Your ultimate guide on how to use skincare products. What the heck each of them do. And the best ones to buy.
Listen, I get it—skincare is hard. Between the toners, the serums, the a.m. moisturizers and the p.m. extras, and that little bottle of oil someone talked you into but don’t really know how to use, your bathroom routine can quickly turn into a real-life version of the confused math lady meme.
But here’s the thing: If you don’t apply your products in the correct order, or if you pair the wrong toner with, say, the wrong moisturizer, you could end up rendering your products straight-up ineffective—or, even worse, give yourself an irritated, sensitive face. See? Complicated.
So to save you from randomly slapping on a bunch of junk in the vague hope that you’re doing it right, I went ahead and broke down the exact order to apply your skincare, both in the morning and at night, along with the best of the best products to use. Prepare to feel very, very smart—and very, very glow-y.
Step 1: Cleanser
A moisturizer not only infuses your skin with hydration, but also helps trap in all of the products underneath it to make the ingredients even more effective.
In the morning…
Look for a light, gentle, nontoxic moisturizer, which will keep skin hydrated without feeling heavy or greasy. And, ideally, get a formula that has a tint in it that can double as a moisturizer and natural SPF that provides light coverage. Whichever you choose, let it sink in for at least a full five minutes before applying makeup (if, of course, this is the end of your skincare routine, and makeup is your next step).
Your skin goes into repair mode at night, working extra hard to fix damage and boost regeneration. Your night moisturizer CAN be the same as you use during the day, however, ideally it should be filled with all the things your body needs and can use more of, like Vitamin B5, Vitamin C, and Vitamin A, Vitamin E, glycerin, and shea butter for extra softening.
Your Step 6 Moisturizers:
Because you just finally learned virtually everything (ish) in the world about skincare. You may now refer to yourself as a mini dermatologist (but, like, maybe not in front of any actual doctors, k?). Now please, go deck out your face and bask in the glory of knowledge.
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