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.
Step 3: Serum
Opt for a facial 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 following day feeling extra fresh and clean.
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 lotions and oils. For best results, consistency is critical. Regular use of eye cream over time will keep the eyelid skin elastic and will significantly improve fine lines or collagen loss in your skin.
Step 5: Spot Treatment
Try spot-treating in the morning instead so you don't irritate your skin, and make sure to tap them on before your moisturizer to penetrate your skin without having another barrier to breakthrough thoroughly. Acne spot treatments differ inactive ingredients, so be sure to check your product packaging or consult your dermatologist for the best way to apply it.
Step 6: Moisturizer
Look for a light and gentle hyaluronic-based moisturizer which will keep skin hydrated without feeling heavy or greasy. You want to keep your skin moisturized and hydrated daily to avoid getting dry skin or breakouts. Many beauty experts recommend that the best time to apply a moisturizer is while the skin is still damp rather than dry.
Step 7: Sunscreen
Sunscreen is there to protect your face and act as armor against the outside world. It’s not like oils are; it is protective.