Knowing which order to apply skin care products can be confusing, but it can be essential in getting the most of your skin care products. When layering skin care products an easy way to think of how to layer is to start with the lightest or thinnest product and work your way through to the heavier or thicker consistency products. Because we want to see you achieve glowing, healthy skin, here’s the breakdown of the skin care routine order to get the best results from your products.
STEP 1: CLEANSE
Cleansing is skincare 101. The first step of your skin care routine order should always be to cleanse. It’s one of the most important things to do in your skincare routine. Not cleansing will impact the effectiveness of your entire routine.
Overnight your skin undergoes repair and regeneration, with sweat and bacteria coming into play. Cleanse in the morning to start the day with a clean canvas.
Cleansing before bed is a must. Cleansing at night removes any sunscreen, makeup, dirt or environmental pollution that has built up over the day. Double cleanse if you’ve had heavy makeup on.
STEP 2: MASKS / EXFOLIATORS
+ / or
STEP 3: MIST
STEP 4: TREATMENTS
☀️ + / or 🌛
Like juice shots for your skin. Serums are lightweight and contain a high concentration of active ingredients to target specific skin concerns. Serums are best applied after toners, as toners help the highly active ingredients found in serums to absorb deep into the skin. Serums also tend to have common water base. Water-based products are attracted to each other and penetrate the skin best.
STEP 5: MOISTURIZE
Glowing skin is hydrated skin. Dehydration often leads to the skin aging quicker, developing more wrinkles and leaving your complexion looking dull and lifeless. Moisturizers help to replenish lost moisture, nourish, provide barrier protection and seal in all the certified organic goodness that you’ve applied so far. Morning and night application is necessary.
STEP 6: OIL
+ / or
It’s time to oil up! Oils mimic our natural sebum production, making them ideal in providing essential nutrients that help to nourish and repair damaged skin while protecting the skin’s barrier. Oils have a larger molecule and the general rule is oils can penetrate moisturisers and serums, but not vice versa. However, our blends work in synergy so you can use our Noni Glow Face Oil or Noni Radiant Eye Oil before or after you moisturise! If your skin is extremely dry, damaged or rough texture, then we recommend applying a few drops after moisturising.
TIP: Miranda likes to mix a few drops of Noni Glow Face Oil with her KORA Organics Moisturizer and apply in one application.
DON'T OVERTHINK IT
Although we’ve given you the skincare steps in order, you don’t need overthink or be as strict. Our products do not contain any silicones and therefore will absorb into your skin and work no matter what order you apply them.
A MORNING MUST
In the morning always apply an SPF sun protection or sun protection clothing and accessories to help combat harmful UV rays.
AN IMPORTANT NOTE
Often overlooked, it’s important to extend your skincare steps in order to your neck and décolletage. The skin of your neck and décolletage is thinner, has less oil glands, loses elasticity faster and is often exposed to environmental elements such as sun damage, pollution and makeup. Neglecting to nourish your neck and décolletage can result in premature aging. Your neck and décolletage deserve just as much attention as your face.
LET YOUR PRODUCTS ABSORB
Between each step, wait until the product has absorbed to then move onto your next step. While you’re waiting you can brush and floss your teeth, drink some water, make your morning tea or coffee, use our Rose Quartz Heart Facial Sculptor to massage the product in, or pick out your outfit for today or tomorrow.
Remember healthy skin is the most beautiful skin!