What order should your skincare routine go?

What comes first serum or moisturizer?

Serums go before your moisturizer because they’re normally lighter than a face cream, balm, oil, or lotion. “Serums are formulated with small molecular weight actives so they penetrate into deeper skin layers,” says Dr. Loretta Ciraldo, M.D., FAAD, a board-certified dermatologist and founder of Dr. Loretta skin care.

How do you make a good skin care routine?

Here are the steps for a good skincare regimen:

  1. Wash your face. Morning and night, rinse your face water and rub a small amount of gentle cleanser between clean palms. …
  2. Apply toner. …
  3. Apply serum. …
  4. Apply eye cream. …
  5. Use spot treatment. …
  6. Moisturize. …
  7. Apply retinoid. …
  8. Apply face oil.

Does the order of your serums matter?

The golden rule is to always apply your serums based on their viscosity ie. from lightest to heaviest. … So, start with your most fluid, watery serum and work your way up to the most gloopy and tacky for optimum results.

Do I need both serum and moisturizer?

Ultimately, face serum and moisturizer are both necessary for a holistic skin care routine and to ensure that your skin doesn’t dry out during the day. Face serum can’t replace moisturizer, and moisturizer doesn’t give your skin the extra vitamins and nutrients it needs to succeed and look great for years to come.

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