Yes, there is a correct order of using skincare products. And you might have been doing it wrong the whole time! Just finding the perfect skincare products is not enough. Until and unless you can extract the maximum benefits out of these products it won't make much of a difference.
Getting hold of the right products and using them in the correct order is quite essential to get the best possible results. One thumb rule to keep in mind while applying the products is that you should go from a thinner consistency to a thicker one.
Begin layering with the lighter products, and end with the heaviest.
If you apply a heavy moisturizer right after cleansing, then it becomes challenging for your serum or other lighter products to seep into your skin and work. In short, this indicates that one of your products are failing at doing their job correctly, and hence you're unable to see the results you've been expecting.
Before you start to apply any of the products from your regimen, make sure to remove all your makeup. Makeup can obstruct the impact of your skin care products. Remove your makeup with a cream or oil, so that the natural moisture of your skin is not compensated instead. You can also stick to a classic makeup remover if you wish to.
How Do I Choose & Use Skincare Products The Right Way?
The right way of following a skin regimen is entirely dependent on the order your using any skin care products.
1. Choose a cleanser according to your skin profile and make sure you check out the ingredients it has. Cleansers are one of the most important products of the regimen, as it cleans the skin, and prepares it for the absorption of other products. If it does not clean the skin properly or is very harsh on your skin, then this is an indication that there's something wrong.
The cleanser helps remove the dirt, debris, and oil from the face. Make sure to find the right cleanser which does not leave your skin very dry too. Cleansing the skin makes it clean and ready to absorb the other products coming its way.
2. Ideally, the next product that you should apply on your face should be your moisturizer. Moisturizers should be used no matter what your skin type is. Even if you have an oily skin type, your skin needs moisturizing. Try heavier moisturizers if you have dry skin.
The moisturizer helps lock in the moisture and keeps your skin hydrated throughout the day. You can top the moisturizer off with a sunscreen of your choice for extra protection. The SPF cream shields your skin from harmful UV rays, that can damage your skin severely.
3. Next in line, is the serum or your active for your specific issues. These serums are filled with the most active ingredients, and this exactly what your skin needs. This makes sure that the serum is absorbed by the skin easily and does its job effectively.
Applying your serum after the moisturizer is not an ideal choice, as it stops the serum to seep into the skin, leaving the serum's job incomplete. Wait for at least 5 minutes for the serum to get fully absorbed into your skin.
Mainly using a cleanser, moisturizer and serum should do good for your skin. Finding the perfect products and using them in the correct order and notice results in your skin's health.
SkinKraft builds a customized skin care regimen just for your specific skin type and concerns. Use the products provided in the above-mentioned order, and let your skin reap its benefits.