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A dermatologist breaks down the correct order to apply your skincare products.
Skincare routines can get confusing. First, you have to research the appropriate ingredients for your specific skin concerns, then comes factoring in the price of each ingredient and time you have to dedicate to the process. But as it turns out, having an arsenal of acne-fighting, brightening, and calming cleansers, serums, moisturizers, and masks at your disposal are only as crucial as the order in which you apply.
“The order in which products are applied to your skin is critical,” says
Dr. Alicia Zalka
, an East Coast-based dermatologist. “Most of us spend hard-earned dollars and precious time on our skincare routine, so why lose out on the optimization of the effort?”
As a dermatologist, Dr.
Zalka has access to loads of products but finds that if too many layers go on someone’s face, the products dilute and cancel each other out. Before spending an absurd amount of money on any more products, I turned Dr. Alicia Zalka to break it all down.
What is the correct order to apply skincare products?
When performing your skincare routine, Dr. Zalka suggests focusing on products that”protect” your skin—SPF, primers, BB and CC creams—for the morning time, and”correct” your skin in the night, such as heavier moisturizers, retinol products, and hand creams.
Serum or toner or exfoliating pad
Moisturizer or oil (or both)
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