Because Who Actually Knows This Stuff??
A few days ago a girlfriend asked me what order she should be applying her skincare products and I looked at her with a blank stare. Seriously. I came up blank. I think I just assumed what the correct order was and have been winging it for the last decade. Honestly, it was a great question.
To me, it seemed logical to just slather things on in the order of thickness… meaning serums and oils first, moisturizers last, etc. But since I had no real evidence of this being true I realized that I would need to actually do a little research.
Well, my research lead me down a rabbit hole of skincare 101s and this is what I’ve officially come up with. So really, this post isn’t for you. It’s for me! I may just print this whole thing out and tape it on my bathroom mirror.
Below is the correct order to apply your skincare and the product I currently use for each step! Fingers crossed this is helpful and hopefully I’m not the only one who’s been just winging it! 😉
Before you get overwhelmed, remember…
This is my ideal skincare routine… I put an asterisk * next to the steps that I’m NEVER willing to skip! If I’m in a hurry or flat out too tired I will 1000% just stick to the basics and be done… So please know that this is not an every day, twice a day situation. It’s my ideal skin-glows-like-a-Disney-Princess-situation!