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Skincare Order; The Ultimate Guide To Skincare Layering

Skincare Order

Not sure how to layer your skincare products? I can help! This ultimate guide to skincare layering will tell you everything you need to know, from what products to use to how to apply them. Start your journey towards healthy, beautiful skin today! But wait a minute, if you follow a vegan skincare routine, here’s a little token of love for you.

How To Layer Your Skincare Products?

You must have heard about skin showing adverse reactions to products from the same skincare range. Maybe you have had it yourself. Well, what is causing this? Is it the product or the way that you are using it?

This blog will show you how to layer your skincare products to prevent bad reactions. It can help you find the right combination of products that work for you. Here I have mentioned the proper skincare order for morning and night skincare routines, so there is no confusion left. 

Morning Skincare Routine

Skincare is one of the hardest things to stick to, especially when you are a teen. Finding a routine that will work with your schedule and provide a solution for your skin is challenging. 

Here is the routine you should follow for your AM skincare.

Step 1: Cleanser

Cleaning your skin is the first step in any skincare process. All of the grime, oil, and makeup that have accumulated on your face throughout the day are removed by it. Utilizing a gentle cleanser that will not remove your skin’s natural oils is crucial.

Though using a cleanser is a no-brainer, people think they can skip it or replace it with a facewash.

As no makeup or dirt is in contact with the skin during sleep, they just wash their faces with water. It is a misconception because your skin can still produce oil and be exposed to pollutants overnight.

Step 2: Toner

A common misconception is that toners are harsh and irritate the skin, which contributes to the fact that most individuals opt to forego using them. Fortunately, that is no longer the case. 

The new generation of toners can operate as a vehicle for antioxidants, vitamin-B derivatives, toning acids, and other ingredients while not really “shrinking” pores. 

Additionally, each toner addresses a particular skin problem, so applying the appropriate one for your skin issue is crucial.

Toners and astringents help reduce the appearance of pores and impurities left behind after cleansing. However, overusing alcohol-based toners can irritate the skin. So, be careful about what you choose. 

Step 3: Antioxidant Serum

One essential ingredient that every skin type requires is vitamin C. Never skip serums from your skincare routine, as they are highly concentrated, nutrient-dense therapies that target specific issues. 

Although many serums are on the market today, using antioxidant serums during the day imparts several advantages, including reducing skin inflammation and repairing damage from UV radiation and environmental toxins.

Avoid combining it with toner or moisturizers that include alpha hydroxyl acids (like glycolic), as they weaken vitamin C. If you must use an acid, choose resveratrol or green tea as an antioxidant.

Step 4: Eye Cream

Regardless of your age group, it is imperative to use an eye cream at the very least every night, if not twice a day. 

If you start taking care of your eyes early, the eyelid skin will not show signs of aging, such as suppleness and smooth appearance, anytime soon. 

Never forget skincare is no magic trick. It takes time to see results. By picking an eye cream with SPF or regularly applying sunscreen, you can further safeguard the delicate skin around your eyes.

Step 5: Moisturizers

Your skin needs hydration. Additionally, your sunscreen can never replace your regular face moisturizer. So, make sure you don’t skip this step.

This step seals in all the nutrients you applied earlier while also hydrating your skin for the day. Your moisturizer should be suitable for the season and keep your skin hydrated.

Step 6: Sunscreen

Using a physical or mineral sunscreen, which physically blocks UV rays, will be the last step in your daytime skin-care routine. Using a chemical sunscreen might not suit everyone, so if you use it, ensure it is compatible with your skin. 

Try to find a solution with miniaturization so you can meet your daily demands for hydration while doing your skincare routine.

Night Time Skincare Routine


Skincare Order


Your PM skincare routine should focus on treating and providing your skin with the nutrients it needs because it naturally heals itself during the night.

Step 1: Makeup Remover

Your skin can suffer if you sleep with your makeup on, and most of the time, a facial cleanser is insufficient to remove it altogether. You should use micellar water or another makeup remover to remove your makeup before starting your nighttime routine.

Step 2: Cleanser

You must cleanse once more to remove the day’s grime, dirt, oil, and makeup. A gentle cleanser balances your skin’s natural oils regardless of skin type.

Your skin will be revitalized and prepared to absorb the remaining elements in your products for the evening after this. Any residue from your oil cleanser or makeup remover can be removed by double cleansing.

Step 3: Toners, Essence, And Boosters

Apply a toner similar to the one in your morning skincare routine. You can also change the toner as per your requirements. 

Some people also love to layer different skin care boosters at night; these boosters may include hydrating (hyaluronic acid) serums, essences, mists, or beauty waters.

If you are using numerous boosters, use them in order of thickness. It’s necessary to maintain a healthy pH balance and prepare your skin for the next products in your skincare routine. 

Step 3: Eye Cream

Eye creams help protect your delicate eye area from other skin care products and treat dark circles. In general, you should apply eye cream before treatments to shield the delicate eye area from potent substances that could irritate it.

Eye creams are a fantastic form of defense against aging. Choose an eye cream with peptides to increase hydration and aid in firming the delicate skin around your eyes.

Step 4: Treatments, Serums, And Peels

Like the rest of the body, the majority of skin’s mending, restoring, and regenerating occurs while we sleep. Because of this, it is recommended to use most skincare products at night.

Instead of choosing your nighttime treatment based on what is in your medical cabinet, consider what your face needs that night.

Step 5: Moisturizer And Night Cream 

For both day and night, some people use the same moisturizer. Night moisturizers, often known as night creams, are made to be absorbed over several hours and are typically heavier and thicker.

Not everything will go through it if you use the proper moisturizer. Therefore you should use it as your final step. Applying a face oil before your night cream may be a good idea if your skin tends to be dry.

Moisturizers form a protective layer on the skin, especially the heavier types applied at night to stop water loss while you sleep.


Including every step in the preceding list is unnecessary because not everyone enjoys an extended skincare routine. As far as the skincare order is concerned, when performing skin care procedures, many people find it helpful to apply their products in order of thickness, no matter how many there may be.

Finally, finding a skincare regimen you like and will stick to is the most crucial step. Have fun experimenting and finding what works best for you. 

Habiba Fatima is an English literature and linguistics student and a writer with extensive experience in writing eye-catching content. She has spent many years of her life reading novels and many books. She has made a goal of her life to help others with her wisdom, her skills, and empathy. She is excited and down to earth, and works hard to help everybody. She spends her spare time reading books and cooking for her family.

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