Taking proper care of your skin is an essential part of your daily grooming activity. This process requires you to not only use the right set of skincare products but also apply this skin care product in their right order to achieve maximum effect on your skin.
To prevent any skin irritations or reactions with the use of your skincare products, you need to apply it the correct way.
Following the steps below will help you to achieve a beautiful and healthy-looking skin that is free from rashes, eczema, redness or blemishes.
If you follow our simple guide on how to apply your skincare products and still experience any of the skin problems mentioned above, then it must be as a result of the product itself and not how you apply them.
You will have to talk to your dermatologist to determine properly which product you may be reacting to and advise you on what to do afterward.
Correct Manner To Apply Your Skin Products.
Note: the steps mentioned in this article covers a wide routine and products involved in skincare. This does not mean that you must be using each and every product mentioned in the steps. You can always remove or skip a product or step that you do not like.
Let’s get started with the steps. There are some basic steps that are crucial to any skincare routine, and they are broken down into;
Using a face cleanser, makeup wipes or cleansing balm to clean and remove any leftover makeup, impurities, dirt, and bacteria that have built up during the day or overnight is the first step in every skincare routine.
Tip: gently rub in your preferred face cleanser for 1 to 2 minutes to allow it to enter your skin pores and soak up any key ingredients.
Exfoliating your skin one to three times a week using either a chemical or mechanical(physical) exfoliant has some key benefits which include;
— It helps to remove any dead skin cells from the surface of your skin.
— It helps to prepare your skin for other products you are going to be applying later on.
— It allows for the complete absorption of skin products into new healthy skin cells.
— It helps to slow down the aging process.
— It helps to minimize the build-up of impurities in your skin pores which can lead to breakouts.
You can either use a toner or lotion with a thin liquid consistency.
Applying a skin toner or lotion to your face after exfoliation helps you to obtain three key things:
— A balanced skin PH. The right PH for perfect skin is 5.5.
— Elimination of leftover impurities or dirt from exfoliating.
— Prepare your skin for hydration.
- HYDRATION & TREATMENT
You are to use the type of facemask that is suitable for your skin type at least once or thrice a week. Some facemasks help to stimulate blood flow to your face, hydrate your face or soften your face.
- Facial Essences
Essences are made of Glycerin and Hyaluronic acid that help to improve your skin texture/tone, hydrate and make your skin look fresh and plump.
- Facial serums, boosters or ampoules.
Serums are made of tiny molecules that contain rich and active ingredients that are able to enter into the skin faster and prevent certain skin issues.
- Beauty Oil or Retinoids
You can apply any beauty oil, retinoid or retinol oil of your choice that is compatible with your skin type or manufacturers instructions.
Note: Retinoids should be applied only at night because it can make your skin to be very sensitive to sunlight and prone to skin damage.
Moisturizers should be used after your serums because they are made up of larger molecules. Therefore using a serum that contains tiny molecules will allow them to get into the skin easier, than when you use a moisturizer with larger molecules that can block their proper entry into the skin pores.
Moisturizers also help to add moisture to your skin and form a protective layer to lock in all the hydration from other products.
- Eye cream
Eye creams should not be applied directly under your eyes or lids because they are thin and delicate. Instead, you need to use your finger to locate your eye socket or orbital bone and apply some eye cream around that area.
Using a sunscreen is a very important day time step to protect your skin from the sun’s UV rays which can cause sunburn and have been linked to skin cancer.