It seems arbitrary, but the order in which we use cosmetics has a direct influence on the results we obtain. The timing and dosage also matter: there are products that are applied in the morning, others at night and others for which once a week is enough. It seems complicated: it is not.
In a few lines we will show you the exact order, which products are essential (and which are not) and what is the best way to see safe results.
Step 1: cleanse the skin. All formats (gel, cream, milk or foam) are good, choose the one that you are sure to use daily. A good cleaner is unavoidable. It is the key step so that your skin can take better advantage of the products you apply afterwards. In the morning, to apply your moisturizer and sun protection; at night, to remove makeup and sun protection and apply your night treatment.
Step 2: tonic. It balances the Ph of the skin after cleaning, since the cleanser tends to decompensate it slightly, especially if they contain enzymes, AHAs or vitamin C. Apply it with a cotton ball, gently spreading it over the skin without dragging. You will notice that your skin breathes.
Third step: serum. It is a fast absorbing face (and neck) treatment product, formulated with few ingredients but in high concentration. They have different textures (watery or oily) and solve specific problems. They are not mandatory, but they are highly recommended to meet specific needs such as lack of firmness, luminosity or hydration.
Step 4: eye contour. The eye contour is the thinnest and most sensitive area, and the one most prone to showing signs of age and fatigue. The next-generation eye contours combat dark circles, bags and fine lines for a more rested and luminous look. It does not matter if you use it morning or night, what matters is that you are constant in its daily use.
Step 5: hydration. Along with cleaning it is the most important and necessary step for the health of the skin. Whatever your need, remember two fundamental rules: 1) Use sun protection (only) in the morning and 2) apply active ingredients such as retinol only at night. You can find them in different textures (gel, creamy or light), they are applied morning and night on the face and neck and never on the eye contour unless otherwise specified.
Weekly application: exfoliation and mask. Once a week, spend some time exfoliating and deeply hydrating your skin. You will notice the rest of the week.
Scrubs are used to increase the radiance of the skin. There are two types, the physical scrubs, which contain salt, grains or seeds to "polish" dead skin cells; and the chemical exfoliants, which contain acids such as glycolic and salicylic, as well as enzymes from fruits such as pumpkin and pineapple.
The masks They are the perfect complement to exfoliation, since they not only act on the superficial layer of the skin, but also on the deeper layers of the epidermis.
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