When it comes to skincare, there are so many elements to factor in, such as choosing products that work well together, finding products that contain ingredients that will benefit your skin, looking for products that won’t cause irritation, and even more. Another important element is your actual skincare routine. Applying your products in the correct order will ensure your skin reaps the maximum benefits, and will make sure you get the most out of each of your products. We’ve put together a little guide on the most effective order to apply your products in the morning, from cleansing to applying makeup.
Step 1: Cleanse. Cleansing your skin in the morning will remove any sweat, oil, or leftover products that you’ve accumulated overnight. If your skin is combination to oily, try a gentle foaming wash like Dr. Dennis Gross All-In-One Cleansing Foam. If you have drier skin, try Elemis Rehydrating Rosepetal Cleanser.
Step 2: Tone. Use a toner with multiple benefits that works for all skin types, like The Organic Pharmacy Herbal Toner. A quick spritz will revitalize, tone, and add vital nutrients.
Step 3: Eye cream. Using your ring fingers, gently tap on a lightweight eye cream that will hydrate and smooth the eye area without interfering with your makeup. Filorga Optim Eyes Contour is quick acting and will diminish dark circles, puffiness and wrinkles.
Step 4: Lip Balm. Applying lip balm in the middle of your routine will give the balm time to absorb, so that you have soft, flake-free lips by the time you’re ready to apply your makeup. Try REN Vita Mineral, which will repair and replenish dry lips.
Step 5: Moisturize. Using the palms of your hands, gently pat on a day cream with built in sun protection to hydrate and minimize the signs of aging while preventing further damage. Exuviance Multi-Protective Day Cream contains SPF 20 and aids in skin renewal.
After you’ve completed your skincare routine, wait about ten minutes before applying your makeup. This will give your skin time to absorb the products and help your makeup last longer. Here are the steps we’ve found most effective when it comes to long-lasting makeup.
Step 6: Foundation. Apply a light layer of foundation to cover any imperfections and give you a flawless complexion. Try Shiseido Future Solution LX Total Radiance Foundation, an age-defying foundation that also lifts and refines.
Step 7: Conceal. Spot cover any dark circles or blemishes with a little concealer. Jane Iredale Corrective Colours Kit contains four shades to correct and cover any imperfections.
Step 8: Blush. Brighten your complexion and lift your cheekbones with a quick swipe of blush like The Organic Pharmacy Organic Glam Blusher, which also contains beneficial ingredients like Vitamin E.
Step 9: Eye Shadow. Now that your complexion is flawless, it’s time for your eye shadow. Whether you’re going for a natural look or want a little glamour during the day, Jane Iredale PurePressed Eye Shadow Kit – Daytime has everything you need.
Step 10: Finish your look with polished lips. Try Dr. Hauschka Lipstick, which contains nourishing rose and jojoba waxes.