Step 1: Cleanser
Skip the makeup wipes and opt for a cleansing oil, which dissolves all makeup without stripping your skin. Then follow up with a gentle, creamy cleanser to wash away dirt and bacteria from the day.
Step 2: Toner
Look for a toner that will work to unclog pores, prevent breakouts, and dissolve blackheads over time. If you are prone to getting super dry skin, try water soluble formulas, and if you are prone to getting super oily skin, it is best to stick with an oil soluble formula to control the amount of oil your skin retains.
Step 3: Serum
Opt for a serum filled with hyaluronic acid which pulls water from the air into your skin to plump it up and keep it hydrated while you sleep at night so that your skin will wake the next morning feeling extra fresh and clean.
Do this step twice a day, daily, once in the morning when you wake up and right before heading to bed at night.
Step 4: Eye Cream
Eye creams tend to be lighter and thinner than face moisturizers so make sure to apply them before you slather on your creams and oils.
Step 5: Spot Treatment
Try spot-treating in the morning instead so you don’t irritate your skin. Regardless of when you apply them, make sure to tap them on before your moisturizer so they can really penetrate your skin and do their thang without having another barrier to penetrate.
Step 6: Moisturizer
Look for a light and gentle hyaluronic-based moisturizer which will keep skin hydrated without feeling heavy or greasy.
Step 7: Oils
Certain oils, like rose-hip and jojoba, can decrease excess oil in acne-prone skin, while marula and aloe oils can soothe sensitive, easily irritated skin.
Step 8: Sunscreen
Sunscreen is there to protect your face and act as armor against the outside world. Basically, it's not additive like oils are, it's protective.