Applying Your Skincare Products in the Right Order: Evening Routine

Your evening skin care routine is just as important as your daytime routine. In fact, skin’s prolonged exposure during sleep to anti-aging products can become the most important part of your beauty regiment for healthy, younger looking skin. This quick and simple guide will help build your evening beauty routine. You probably don’t use all the steps listed, so assess your skin care needs and apply your products in this order so they can work to their full potential and achieve desired results.

Evening Routine:

1. Oil-Free Eye Makeup Remover

2. Cleanser

3. Mask

4. Toner/Freshener

5. Microdermabrasion Step One: Refine

6. Microdermabrasion Step Two: Restore

7. Acne Treatment

8. Even Complexion Product

9. Night Solution Product

10. Daily Moisturizer

11. Additional Moisturizing Products

12. Oil Control Product

13. Lip Balms or Other Lip Treatment Product

14. Soothing Eye Treatment

15. Firming or Age-Fighting Eye Product

Cleanser – Choose according to your skin type and use daily. For normal to dry skin choose a light cream cleanser that helps restore skin’s moisture balance as it removes impurities and dry skin. For normal to oily skin try lathering bar cleansers. For oily skin, use lathering, oil-free gel or cream cleansers that deep clean, won’t clog pores and help control oil with continued use. For normal and combination skin use cleansers that condition dry areas while freshening oily areas.

Mask – Use 1-2 times per week. For normal to dry skin use a moisture rich mask that eliminates dead surface cells, hydrates and moisturizes and deep cleans. For combination and oily skin use a refreshing mask that absorbs excess oil, minimizes pores, deep cleans and removes dead skin cells. For acne-prone skin use a clarifying mask that exfoliates removes excess oil from the skin’s surface.

Toner – For dry skin choose a freshener that rehydrates without diminishing the skin’s natural oil. For normal, combination or oily skin, choose a freshener that helps remove and control oily buildup. For acne prone skin choose a toner with Salicylic Acid to help remove and prevent blackheads and acne.

Microdermabrasion Step One: Refine & Step Two: Restore – Most can be used morning and evening 2-3 times per week, leaving two days between uses. Follow all instructions. DO NOT follow with acne treatments. For anyone with fine lines, large pores or dry, flaky skin. Step One energizes and polishes skin with a deep exfoliant. Step Two soothes and softens with anti-irritants and antioxidants.

Acne Treatment – Apply a light coat directly to affected spot. Allow to dry completely before applying other products.

Even Complexion Product – Most are designed to reduce dark spots and skin discoloration to restore skin’s natural even tone.

Night Solutions – Most use vitamins, antioxidants and peptides to enhance collagen and reduce lines and wrinkles.

Daily Moisturizer – Choose according to your skin type and use daily. For normal to dry skin choose a lightweight, oil free lotion that absorbs quickly. For dry skin choose a rich lotion that forms a barrier to decrease moisture evaporation and increase skin’s ability to retain moisture. For oily skin use a lightweight, oil-free lotion that moisturizes while it controls shine and oil breakthrough and leaves a matte finish to help makeup stay fresh.

Additional Moisturizer – Apply as needed to enhance hydration on dry patches or skin with eczema.

Oil Control – Lotion or mattifier that instantly absorbs and controls excess oil breakthrough.

Soothing Eye Treatment – To refresh and moisturize tired eyes.

Firming /Age-Fighting Eye Treatment – Brightens, firms, reduces lines and wrinkles.

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