In what order should you apply your cosmetics?
Applying cosmetic products may seem simple, but in reality the order in which you apply them can have a significant impact on their effectiveness. If you apply the products in the wrong order, you risk compromising their effectiveness and not achieving the results you expected. In this article, we'll look at the order in which you should apply your cosmetic products to maximize their effectiveness and achieve glowing, healthy skin .
1. Deeply cleanse your skin
The first and most important step in your skincare routine is cleansing. Before applying any other cosmetic product, you must ensure that your skin is clean and free of any impurities or residue. Use a gentle facial cleanser to remove excess oil , dead skin cells , and impurities that can clog pores and cause breakouts .
For this first step, use our Makeup Remover Cleansing Balm which allows you to remove makeup and dry clean without damaging the skin.
2. Exfoliate to remove dead skin cellsExfoliation is an important step in your skincare routine that helps remove dead skin cells and reveal smoother, more radiant skin. Use a gentle facial exfoliant once or twice a week to remove dead skin cells, reduce the appearance of pores , and improve skin texture.
Use our hydrating exfoliating mask , which gently exfoliates with walnut shell powder
2. Apply a toner to rebalance your skin's pH
Toner is an often overlooked step in the skincare routine, but it's essential for rebalancing your skin's pH. After cleansing and exfoliating, your skin may be out of balance and have a pH that is too acidic or alkaline. A toner helps restore your skin's natural pH , prepares your skin to absorb other skin care products, and helps reduce redness and inflammation.
3. Apply a serum to target specific skin concerns
Serums are products concentrated in active ingredients that can help target specific skin concerns, such as wrinkles , dark spots , or acne . Apply your serum after toner to maximize its effectiveness. Use serums with ingredients like vitamin C , hyaluronic acid , or retinol to nourish and firm your skin.
4. Apply your moisturizer to nourish and protect your skin
Moisturizing is an essential step in your skincare routine to nourish and protect your skin. Apply your moisturizer after your serum to seal in hydration and protect your skin from external aggressions. Apply a small amount of our Moisturizing Day Cream to your entire face, not forgetting your neck and décolleté. You can also include 2 to 3 drops of our Joli Minoix Oil if you are prone to dry skin.
This order may vary depending on the number of cosmetics you include in your routine. However, it is advisable to follow it and wait approximately 30 seconds to 1 minute between each application to allow the skin to absorb the treatment.