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Skincare Routine FAQ's

The correct order for a skincare routine typically follows these steps:

  1. Cleanse: Cleanse your face to remove dirt, oil, and impurities accumulated throughout the day or night.
  2. Tone: Use a toner to balance the pH of your skin and remove any remaining traces of dirt or makeup.
  3. Treat: Apply targeted treatments or serums that address skin concerns, such as acne, pigmentation, or signs of aging.
  4. Moisturize: Hydrate your skin with a moisturizer that suits your skin type, whether it's dry, oily, combination, or sensitive.
  5. Protect: Apply sunscreen during the day to protect your skin from harmful UV rays.

Skincare is crucial for maintaining healthy skin and preventing various skin issues. A consistent skincare routine can help to minimize the appearance of aging and keep your skin firm and youthful. Having plump, hydrated, smooth skin prevents irritation, dryness, and flakiness. It also reduces the risk of infections, acne, and other conditions. Bonus? Healthy, glowing skin contributes to overall confidence and self-esteem. Taking care of your skin can boost your mood and make you feel more comfortable and confident in your appearance.

We recommend applying serums before retinol in your skincare routine. Serums typically contain lightweight, water-based formulas with active ingredients. Applying serum first allows these actives to absorb effectively into the skin and address specific concerns.

After allowing the serum to absorb fully, you can then apply retinol to promote cell turnover and collagen production. However, if you're new to retinol or have sensitive skin, it's advisable to start with a lower concentration and gradually introduce it into your routine.

We recommend applying serum before moisturizer. Serums are designed to penetrate deeply into the skin and target specific concerns like hydration, brightening, or firming.

Applying serum first allows these active ingredients to penetrate the skin effectively and deliver their benefits. Once the serum has absorbed fully, you can then apply moisturizer to lock in hydration, provide a protective barrier, and seal in the benefits of the serum.

A general rule of thumb with skincare layering is to start with the thinnest, most lightweight products and gradually move to thicker, heavier ones. Here's a basic guide:

  1. Cleanser: Begin your routine by cleansing your face to remove any dirt, oil, and impurities.
  2. Toner: Apply a toner to balance the skin's pH levels and prepare it for the subsequent products.
  3. Serums & Treatments: Next, apply serums or treatments with actives like antioxidants, hyaluronic acid, or retinol.
  4. Moisturizer: Apply moisturizer to lock in hydration. Choose a moisturizer formulated for your particular skin type and concerns.
  5. Sunscreen (Morning): If it's your morning routine, finish with sunscreen to protect your skin from harmful UV rays.

Remember to wait a few minutes between each step to allow the products to absorb fully into the skin.