How many skincare products should I use?
The best skincare products and their amount depends largely on your skin type and skincare needs. For example, products for dry skin can replenish moisture by using a hydrating cleanser, and finishing with serums and moisturizers. Using a toner for dry skin may strip away moisture. On the other hand, oily skin care may benefit more from using toner to remove excess sebum.
Sensitive skin care doesn't have to be complicated. Avoid changing your skincare routine often, as it may irritate your skin. It’s best to have a go-to routine, and if you want to add a new product, make sure it is fragrance free skin care, and patch test it before applying to your face.
Overall, it’s best to have a few staple products for your everyday routine, like cleanser, serum, and moisturizer. Then add products according to your skin concerns, like skincare for dark spots or wrinkles.
In what order should I apply my skincare products?
The best rule of thumb is to start with thinner formulas so the best skincare ingredients have time to settle in your skin. Make sure that you wait a few minutes before each of your skincare steps that your skin can absorb each layer. Gently patting your skin with your fingertips between layers can also help.
Before bed, use a cleanser to remove impurities, and then use a cotton pad to apply your toner. If your skin gets irritated easily, try sensitive skin products for more gentle formulas. Serum formulas are usually thin in consistency, so they should be used before your moisturizer.
For the daytime, always apply sunscreen first so that the SPF has time to absorb, which takes around 15 minutes. If you wear makeup, you can apply primer afterwards if you want to prep your skin. BB and CC cream can be applied as the final layer.