Monday, October 24, 2016

The order to apply your skin care products

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Q.  I am getting confused with all the skin care creams, serums and treatments out there. I don't even know what goes on after I cleanse my face. Do I apply my moisturizer then the serum or serum then moisturizer? And what about all the other skin care products?

A.  Don't feel bad. Lots of people are confused with the wide variety of skin care products and their various purposes. You don't have to use all the different kinds of products I list below to take good care of your skin but, the basic routine, of cleanser, toner, moisturizer with SPF, is a must for good skin care. Here's a step by step guide for you.

Morning Routine:

1. Cleanser

Cleanse your face with a facial cleanser formulated for your skin type, rinse and pat dry. Then, start applying the rest of your skin care products within 3 minutes after patting dry.

2. Toner 
A toner will remove any excess cleanser from your skin. A toner can also treat skin conditions and balance the pH of the skin. Spray it on or use a cotton pad for application.

3. Eye Cream

Apply your eye cream next. Gently pat on the eye cream. An eye cream is designed for the delicate eye area and will help reduce white bumps (milia) under the eyes.

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4. Treatment Cream
A treatment cream is a cream that treats a specific skin problem such as redness. An example is YonKa Creme 11. It usually is not a moisturizer but a treatment. If you are using one, it goes on before a daytime moisturizer.

5. Moisturizer with sunscreen 

Apply a daytime moisturizer. A good daytime moisturizer will contain a sunscreen. Moisturizers are available in a variety of formulas for different skin types, for instance, dry, sensitive, combination and oily. 

Pick the formula that suits your skin at the moment. Some people may be oily in the summer and combination or dry in the winter. Allow the creams to absorb for 3-5 minutes before applying makeup. Otherwise, your foundation and concealer will slide around during application and look streaky.


Nighttime Routine:

1. Cleanser

Cleanse your face with a facial cleanser formulated for your skin type, rinse and pat dry. Then, start applying the rest of your skin care products within 3 minutes after patting dry.

2. Toner 

A toner will remove any excess cleanser from your skin. A toner can also treat skin conditions and balance the pH of the skin. Spray it on or use a cotton pad for application.

3. Acne Spot Treatment

Apply an acne spot treatment where needed.

4. Serum

Now is the time to apply an anti aging serum. Lightly massage the anti-aging serum over your face. Allow it to absorb a minute. 

5. Eye Cream
Apply your eye cream next. Gently pat on the eye cream.  An eye cream is designed for the delicate eye area and will help reduce white bumps (milia) under the eyes.

6. Treatment Cream
A treatment cream is a cream that treats a specific skin problem such as redness. An example is YonKa Creme 11. It usually is not a moisturizer but a treatment. If you are using one, it goes on before a nighttime moisturizer.

7. Nighttime Moisturizer
Finally, apply your night cream.  A night cream has no SPF, it is usually heavier than a day cream and it is not only a moisturizer, it's a treatment cream too.

Different night creams are designed treat different conditions such as acne, oily skin, redness or aging skin. They are available in a wide variety of formulas for different skin types.

It's okay to use a daytime moisturizer at night, but a night cream should not be used during the day. The night cream offers no sun protection plus, night cream can be too heavy under makeup.

Extras
Exfoliators, scrubs and masks are other skin care products to use once or twice a week depending on your skin type.... just to complicated things a little more. These products generally are used at the nighttime routine to give the skin a super cleansing. Here we go!

Once a week Deep Cleansing Routine:

1. Cleanser
2.Toner
3. Exfoliator or scrub
Follow the instructions on your particular product
4. Mask
Follow the instructions on your particular product
5. Toner Again
6. Acne treatment
7. Serum
8. Eye Cream
9. Treatment Cream
10. Nighttime Moisturizer 

I know that's a lot! I hope I've covered all the products you're thinking of and that this helps you get all them all in the right order.
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Jill
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