Little-known fact: The order in which you apply your skincare products can make a huge difference in how effective they are. Cleansers, moisturizers and serums can either complement or compete with each other depending on when you apply them.
Using beauty products in the following order boosts their effectiveness and delivers better results – leaving you with gorgeous, smooth and glowing skin. Read on for our recommended regimen.
Step 1: Cleanse
Wash your face to remove oil or dirt and prime your skin for products. We love Olay Daily Facials Cleansing Cloths, a dual-sided, water-activated exfoliating cloth that gently removes makeup, dirt, oil and mascara. If you use a toner, apply it now before layering on face creams and serums.
Step 2: Apply Eye Cream
Because the skin is thinner and more delicate around the eyes, eye cream tends to be thinner, so apply it first. Try Olay Eyes Ultimate Eye Cream, which fights dark circles, wrinkles and puffy eyes to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles – plus it acts as a touch of concealer – or Olay Eyes Deep Hydrating Eye Gel, a cooling under-eye treatment that hydrates tired eyes for a wide-awake, refreshed look.
Step 3: Apply Serum
Apply a pea-sized amount of a moisturizing or anti-aging serum all over your face. Like eye creams, serums are thinner so they can penetrate the skin’s surface more deeply, so applying them earlier in your skincare routine is key.
Step 4: Moisturize
Finish your skincare routine by applying a moisturizer on your face and neck. Look for one with SPF 30, like Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream. Wait 10 minutes before applying makeup to give it time to sink in.
In the Evening
First, remove makeup with Olay Luminous Advanced Tone Perfecting Micellar Water and a cotton ball, and then use a cleanser. Use an exfoliating brush, like the ProX by Olay Advanced Cleansing System, two to three times a week to deep-clean your pores.
What’s your go-to skincare regimen? Share your secrets with us in the comments section below.