This Is The Right Order To Apply Your Skincare Products

This Is The Right Order To Apply Your Skincare Products

Skin Care
ByWei Yin on 13 Dec 2019 Digital Editor

Skincare is such an important part of our lives as it helps us to achieve better skin, but it's also vital that we apply it in the right order.

If you are unsure about which products to apply first, you have come to the right article. Make your money's worth by using your skincare products correctly so that your skin can absorb all the benefits.

Read on to find out more! 

#1 Cleanse away your makeup 

Taeyeon holding a cleansing balm
Photo from Banila Co.

The first and most important step in your skincare routine is to remove all traces of makeup on your skin at the end of the day.

Use an oil-based remover, cleansing balm or micellar water to completely remove all the makeup, gunk and dust accumulated from your day out.

#2 Double cleanse with your regular facial wash

Girl washing her face
Photo from Pinterest

Use your gentle facial wash for a second cleanse so that your pores are clean and the oils left behind by oil-based removers and cleansing balms are removed.

#3 Apply toner

Pouring toner on a cotton pad
Photo from Pinterest

You should apply toner after washing your face as it will help to prep your skin for the other skincare products you will be applying. Toners also work to remove environmental toxins such as smoke, smog and other chemical residues from your skin.

Regardless of whether you use an exfoliating or hydrating toner, it should still be applied as the third step in your skincare routine.

#4 Put on a sheet mask

Girl with a sheet mask on her face
Photo from Pinterest

On days when you feel like putting on a sheet mask, do it after applying toner. If you read the instructions on the back of your sheet mask packaging, you will see that it's recommended to apply a layer of toner on your skin before putting on the mask.

This is so that the toner soothes your irritated skin while removing any impurities, letting your skin soak up all the goodness from the sheet mask.


#5 Serum 

Dropper with serum
Photo from Pinterest

The next step is to apply your serum and use one that will tackle your skin concerns. Serums usually have a gel-like texture so thinner to thicker is the general rule to apply here.

#6 Facial oil

Facial oil
Photo from Pinterest

If you are one of those who require extra hydration due to dry skin, you can add a drop of facial oil into your moisturiser to boost hydration.

#7 Moisturiser 

Girl applying skincare in front of mirror
Photo from Pinterest

A moisturiser is a must-have in every skincare routine and should be applied last as it has the heaviest consistency.

#8 Sleeping mask

Watermelon Sleeping Mask
Photo from Glow Recipe

If you use a sleeping mask a few times each week, make it the last step in your routine. Like the name suggests, you need to apply it before sleep and wash off the next day.

#9 Lip mask/lip balm

Glossy lips
Photo from Pinterest

End your daily skincare routine with a moisturising lip mask or lip balm. These are life saviours especially if you sleep in an air-conditioned room where the air is extremely dry.

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