With so many skincare products on the market these days it can be hard to keep track of what you need and when you need to use it. A lot of products can be extremely helpful for your skin but may become redundant if used in the wrong order.
Luckily, sticking to this routine is relatively easy and will help to ensure that all the products you use have the best chance of helping your skin. You can substitute any steps you don’t use and simply do the ones that apply to your routine.
The first step in any skincare routine is to cleanse. Whether you cleanse with face wash and water or simply use a micellar water is up to you, but this should be done before anything else to ensure your skin is clean and prepped for the rest of your products.
Toner should be used next if you choose to use it. It provides an additional cleansing of the skin as well as helps to hydrate and prime the skin for further products.
If you use any serums, these should be applied after the toner to allow them to penetrate the skin and absorb without being hindered by any additional creams and treatments.
Serums differ from person to person and some may not use any at all, however, if you do include these in your routine it's important to apply them before your moisturiser so they actually sink into the skin and don’t just sit on top of it.
Any eye cream comes next and should be applied gently around the eye area. Avoid aggressive rubbing and swiping around the eye as this skin is delicate and can become easily irritated.
Moisturiser should be one of the very last things you apply. You can use this as liberally as you wish and giving it time to settle in and hydrate your skin before applying any makeup is best.
If you don’t fancy the idea of having so many steps, a simple cleanser and an organic spf moisturiser (if you spend a lot of time outdoors) should do the trick, just be sure to use them in the right order.