Every man and their dog knows the old adage “cleanse, tone, moisturise”, but these days most of us has a skin routine which includes more than just these three basic products. So, if you’re using serums, sunscreens, and any number of other products on your face, do you know the correct order to apply them in? We’ve got the lowdown on what you should be doing:
Okay, so it’s a bit of a no-brainer that cleansing should be done first, and that’s how it’s always been. This is because you want to create a completely clean canvas on which to put your other products. Keep doing it, because this bit hasn’t changed!
Honestly, we’re not trying to trick you, we promise things do get different after this step! However, toner should still be the second step in your skincare routine as this helps to prep the skin for other products.
Serums are essentially just shots of extremely concentrated nutrients, hydrators, and antioxidants that really amp up your skin health as soon as you apply them. People often skip out on using them, but they’re honestly the heavy lifters of your skincare routine.
Eye creams tend to have a much lighter formulation than moisturisers and need to be applied before, otherwise they don’t absorb properly. When it comes to eye cream, the more hydrating the product, the better condition your under eye area will be in.
NOW is the moment you apply your moisturiser, and which one you opt for is entirely up to you! Use our guide to find out what your skin type is and buy a moisturiser to complement your complexion to improve and perfect your skin’s level of hydration.
Believe it or not, facial oils are best applied at this stage of your routine. Oils are best at sealing in other products so using a facial oil now will ensure that everything you’ve applied up to this point is working optimally for your skin.
Last but not least (in fact, possibly last but MOST) should be your sunscreen. Protecting your skin from the sun will halt the ageing process and protect your sun’s harmful rays, and it should be applied once everything else is on your face (but before make-up, obvs).