7 Skincare Products and Application Guide

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7 Skincare Products and Application Guide

Applying a healthy skin care product is one of the best things you can do for your skin. Some skincare products like AE organics Age-Defying range, help prevent premature aging of the skin.

80% of people out there aren’t giving their best effort to protecting their skin or using the correct method of application while applying their skincare products. Skincare products are out there to help us keep our skin smooth and fresh but often, we cannot see the expected results even after spending a fortune on these products.

Failing to see our desired results doesn’t always mean the products are sham; the method of application can also get in the way.

How and when you apply your skincare products really matters.

There is plenty of misinformation out there about how to use your skincare products effectively. To help you learn everything you need to know, we created this ultimate skincare guide.

Applying your skincare products in the proper order ensures that your skin receives the full benefits of each product. The skin’s job is to keep things out, but many of the skincare products we use have ingredients we want to get in.

Only a minimal amount of these key ingredients can penetrate the skin, even when perfectly formulated and properly applied. If you don’t apply products in the correct order, you will not see the best results from your skincare regimen.

It can be quite confusing figuring out the correct order of your skincare routine. Actually, no, skincare itself is just massively confusing. Picking the wrong formulas for your skin type could render them totally ineffective or just hard-core irritate your face.

Here are the steps you can use when applying your skincare products, and the best products for your exact skin type

The first step is to keep it simple: cleanser, moisturizer, sunscreen, and even a hydrating serum (if you have dry skin) will do. You can as well add an acne toner if you’re having a breakout.

You don’t really don’t need an entire seven-step skincare routine to achieve your dream skin.

Here is our guide for applying your skincare products

CLEANSER

Begin with a cleanser. Wash your face with warm water or a face cleanser that’s best for your skin.

You need clean oil-free skin for your products to absorb properly; that’s why washing your face before applying the product is necessary.

At night, first take off your makeup with water-based makeup remover or wipes, before cleansing your face before bedtime. We highly recommend not sleeping with makeup on.

TONER

Toners are made with hydrating ingredients or exfoliants to treat acne and meet other skin needs. To get the best type for your skin, it’s important you look out for toners that work to unclog pores, dissolve blackheads and prevent breakouts, especially if you have oily or acne-prone skin. For dry skin, look for hydrating options.

BHAs are for oily skin, while AHAs are for dry skin, so it’s best to go with the best fit for your skin.

Users formerly considered most toners to be harsh and irritating to the skin, but that’s no more the case now. In more recent times, toners act as a delivery system for antioxidants, vitamin-B derivatives and even toning acids.

How to Apply Toners

Apply morning and at night, right after cleansing, to hydrate and nourish the skin.

SERUM

Serums are highly concentrated skin nutrients, hydrators, and antioxidants that amp up your skin health when applied.

Keeping a skin-appropriate serum close to your face is necessary, especially antioxidant serums that will benefit your skin through blunting your skin’s inflammatory response to neutralizing damage from UV rays and environmental pollutants.

How to Apply Serums

For bedtime prep, choose your skin treatments based on your skin needs, not just about what’s available in your cabinet. Applying a serum at night isn’t necessary, as the skin naturally repairs, restores, and regenerates itself overnight as we sleep; you may want to think twice about using one at night.

EYE CREAM

With skincare, it’s recommended to apply the lightest first, and the heaviest last, because of the inability of the lighter products to penetrate the thicker ones.

You may just skip this and instead, apply your moisturizer and sunscreen. Most moisturizers and sunscreens can still supply your eye area with the TLC it needs.

Improving the skin quality early on ensures that the eyelid skin doesn’t lose its elasticity easily.

Choosing an eye cream with SPF can also help protect the delicate skin around the eye from the harsh effects of sun exposure.

 

How to Apply Eye Creams

Apply morning and night – or as recommended on the product label – before other products to protect your eye area against potent ingredients that could cause irritation.

FACE OIL

Oils can penetrate moisturizers and serums easily. You may either use them alone or alongside other products.

To use as sole moisturiser, or to help skin absorb all its goodness, apply face oils on moist skin. This also helps lock in moisture. Using face oils alongside other products helps increase your routine’s efficacy while leaving your skin soft and smooth.

 

How to Apply Face Oils

Apply on damp skin. Wait for about 2 minutes after your eye cream before applying your face oil. This gives the eye cream time to absorb.

Asides using as moisturiser, face oils may also be used as cleansers. It’s good for all skin types, especially oily or acne-prone skin. Yes, you read right. Simply apply on dry skin and massage in circular motions for 3 – 5 minutes, to unclog pores. Follow up with your cleanser. This helps your skin absorb the benefits of the oil, without weighing down the skin. This is best applied at night.

MOISTURISER

Moisturisers are a necessity for all skin types. Research well before settling on one, and go for what’s most appropriate to your skin type.

 

How to Apply Moisturisers

Best applied on damp skin to lock in moisture. Moisturizers (especially when applied at night) create a protective coating on the skin to prevent moisture loss overnight. This should be your second to last step because hardly any product penetrates through it. Also, consider giving time between applications, so your skin can absorb every product before slathering on your moisturizer.

SUNSCREEN

Sunscreen works by blocking out UV rays. A few of them offer an extra promise of moisturizer or makeup (like foundations, bb, or cc creams), while most only offer protection, with no extra promise. Whichever you settle on, best to look for a formula that offers moderate protection. SPF 30 is recommended, depending on your climate, age, and skin type. Others may need as high as 40, 50+.

Remember to always give each product enough time to absorb properly before applying another; about 1 – 2 minutes. Apply in light circular motions, and most importantly, always always always listen to your skin needs and be kind to them.

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