The Best Order To Apply Your Skincare Products.

Lock down has been a blessing for many in terms of letting the skin breathe and it’s definitely doing your face some good. However, you could do more. For those of you who have still been applying makeup for whatever reason that may be (guilty as charged) you may need to take a little extra care by ensuring you that you are following all necessary steps when it comes to your skincare regime. This can be daunting but be assured that it’s not as complicated as it seems. Here’s all you need to know:

Cleanser

Cleansing your face properly is crucial for obvious reasons. A lack of cleansing your face can cause all sorts of skin problems one of those being spots. What you may not know though, is that it’s important that you have a clean face for when you apply beauty products in order for your skin to be able to fully soak in the goodness of the products you are using.

Recommended For Oily Skin:

CeraVe Foaming Facial Cleanser For Normal to Oily Skin

Recommended For Dry Skin:

Avene Gentle Milk Cleanser

Recommended For Combination Skin:

La Roche-Posay Effaclar Purifying Foaming Gel Cleanser

Recommended For Sensitive Skin:

DefenAge 1-Step Multi-Cleanse

Toner

Toner helps to remove excess dirt, traces of oil and makeup, correct and balance the pH of your skin, and helps control acne. It also primes your face for ingredients to be better absorbed later on.

Recommended For Oily Skin:

Pixi Glow Tonic Exfoliating Toner

Recommended For Dry Skin:

Dermalogica Multi-Active Toner

Recommended For Combination Skin:


Neutrogena Alcohol Free Toner

Recommended For Sensitive Skin:

Kiehl’s Calendula Herbal Extract Alcohol Free Toner

Serums

Serums aren’t what I would class as a skincare basic but they are definitely a necessity. Serums provide you with a shot of very beneficial, concentrated nutrients for your skin.

Recommended For Oily Skin:

The Body Shop Vitamin C Skin Booster Instant Smoother

Recommended For Dry Skin:

Neutrogena Hydro Boost Hydrating Serum

Recommended For Combination Skin:

Mario Badescu Anti Acne Serum

Recommended For Sensitive Skin:

Simple Water Boost Hydrating Booster 

Eye Cream

The need for eye creams is very obvious but to explain, they are to prevent crows feet wrinkles and other wrinkles that appear round the eye area as you age.

Recommended For Oily Skin:

Clinique All About Eye Rich Eye Cream

Recommended For Dry Skin:

Cetaphil Hydrating Eye Gel-Cream

Recommended For Combination Skin:

Any high rated eye cream.

Recommended For Sensitive Skin:

Burt’s Bees Sensitive Eye Cream

Spot Treatment

Spot treatments can be used for spots, scars or just dark spots. You should only apply spot treatments either in the morning or at night, not twice a day. It is better to apply spot treatments during your night time skin care routine as this is when your body is really working to repair. However, can be used in the morning if you’ve already used an acne-fighting toner, and/or you’re planning to layer on a retinol.

Recommended For Oily Skin:

Mario Badescu Drying Lotion

Recommended For Dry Skin:

Mandelic Acid 5% Skin Prep Water

Recommended For Combination Skin:

Any high rated spot treatment.

Recommended For Sensitive Skin:

Origins Super Spot Acne Remover

Moisturiser

You need to use moisturiser even if you have oily skin as it’s the only thing that helps to keep the skin barrier healthy.

Recommended For Oily Skin:

Olay CC Cream Tome Correcting Moisturiser

Recommended For Dry Skin:

NIVEA Face Cream Rich Moisturise

Recommended For Combination Skin:

NUXE Crème Fraîche de Beauté Moisturiser

Recommended For Sensitive Skin:

Cetaphil Moisturising Lotion

Oils

Face oils seal in all of the ingredients and moisture you just applied to your face to keep them from evaporating as quickly.

Recommended For Oily Skin:

Trilogy Certified Organic Rosehip Oil

Recommended For Dry Skin:

Now Foods Sweet Almond Oil

Recommended For Combination Skin:

Physicians Formula Wear Ultra-Nourishing Oil Argan Oil

Recommended For Sensitive Skin:

Piping Block Aloe Vera Oil 100% Pure Beauty Oil

Sunscreen

The absolute bare-minimum SPF you need on your face is SPF 30. Sunscreen is crucial as sun exposure can cause premature ageing, worsened acne scars, and an increased cancer risk.

Neutrogena Hydro Boost Gel Lotion Sunscreen SPF 30

Recommended For Dry Skin:

Lakme Sun Expert with SPF 30

Recommended For Combination Skin:

Any high rated sunscreen.

Recommended For Sensitive Skin:

La Roche-Posay Anthelios Hydrating Facial SPF30 Sun Cream 50ml

Retinol

Retinol sinks into your skin to help speed up cell turnover. It also triggers collagen production and cellular exfoliation and can smooth out wrinkles as a result.

Recommended For Oily Skin:

Revision Retinol Complete

Recommended For Dry Skin:

Sunday Riley Luna Sleeping Night Oil

Recommended For Combination Skin:

Dr Roebuck’s Boost & Tighten Serum

Recommended For Sensitive Skin:

Ren Bio Retinoid Anti-Aging Concentrate