Caring for your skin is the number one most important step of your makeup routine. Without a healthy base for your makeup products, they won’t do their best work on your skin.
Words like “serum,” “moisturize,” “exfoliate,” and “cleanse” are thrown around in the realm of skincare. Understanding the right products to use and how they affect your skin is crucial. Did you know that even the order you put skincare products on your face can determine how well they work?
According to Cosmopolitan, your nighttime skincare routine should go in the the following order:
- Eye Cream
- Spot Treatment
- Face Oil
If you choose to do a face mask, that should come after cleansing your skin of makeup but then you’ll have to follow up with another cleanse to remove the mask.
If your current skincare routine is lacking some of these products, here are a few that give you a great starting point (even if you don’t want to dive into a full skin care regimen right away.)
Mask: The Charcoal & Clay Deep Cleansing Mud Mask is great for any skin type. Activated charcoal helps pull out toxins from deep in your pores and can eliminate acne, blackheads and other skin issues. There’s no need to use this mask daily! Approximately once a week is great.
Moisturizer: This Vegan Facial Moisturizer is a lightweight formula that won’t clog your pores or feel heavy underneath other products or makeup.
Eye Cream: Ageless Eye Cream helps your skin stay radiant, moisturized and youthful. Several high-quality oils give your skin a glow and hyaluronic acid provides tissue repair. Use eye cream under your eyes every night for the best results.
Serum: This oil-based serum is intended for overnight use, so your skin can fully absorb all the benefits. Made with only natural ingredients, this product is gentle and perfect for even the most sensitive skin types.
When applying any of your skin products, make sure you also carry them down onto your neck and decolletage. Just like your face, the skin below it also ages. You’ll be doing your 80-year-old self a huge favor by carefully caring for your neck and face together at a younger age.
The better you care for your skin, the better you’ll feel and the better it will look. That healthy glow you’ve always dreamed of having is just a skincare routine away!
Article Written By: Alexis Crowe