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Order Of Skincare Routine: Your Path To Perfection!

Regardless of age and gender people are now more aware of the importance of skincare in daily life.  It helps to maintain the skin in ...

by Kathy Brisbane

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Regardless of age and gender people are now more aware of the importance of skincare in daily life.  It helps to maintain the skin in good condition and gives the appearance of youthfulness. Following a good skincare routine is an effective way to prevent skin problems and infections.

Even though a fair majority of the population is well-informed about the importance and benefits of skincare, many lack the proper knowledge or have misinformation about the perfect order of skincare routine.

If you don’t follow the right order of skincare routine, you are wasting your precious time, effort, and money. If you want to regain control of your skincare journey, keep reading to find out the accurate order of morning and evening skincare routine. 

The Order Of Morning Routine

A morning skincare routine prepares the skin for the rest of the day. The purpose of a good morning routine is to protect the skin from dust, elements, sunlight, and damage. Besides, always choose skincare products that suit your skin type. For instance, if you have oily skin include products that address the issues of oily skin. When it comes to the fundamentals of your morning skincare routine, you have to follow this general order. 

The Order Of Skincare Routine

1. Cleansing

Start your morning routine by cleansing your face. Proper cleansing will remove the oil accumulated on the face during the night and unclog the pores by removing dirt. You should avoid overdoing this step since cleansing can dry out your skin by removing too much oil from the face. Using lukewarm water to cleanse your face will help to open up the pores and make it easier for cleansers to work on your face. After cleansing remember to splash cold water. Using a gentle cleanser with hydrating properties will help to reduce acne and keep the skin hydrated throughout the day. 

2. Toning

Toning hydrates the skin and preps your face for the next step. Using a toner will balance your skin’s PH levels and remove any leftover oil. If you don’t have an acne-prone or dry skin you can skip the toning. This step will most likely benefit people dealing with acne and dry skin issues. 

3. Serum

Based on your skin types and concerns, invest in a good serum. Applying serum will help protect the skin by providing adequate hydration and antioxidant properties. Serum nourishes your skin with skin-friendly nutrients and vitamins. 

4. Moisturizer

Never skip the moisturizing part, use a lightweight moisturizer that suits your skin. Moisturization provides enough hydration and nourishment throughout the day. It seals the water content in your skin and traps moisture. It protects your skin from damage by adding an extra layer. 

5. Sunscreen

The morning routine ends with the application of sunscreen. There are various types of sunscreens, choose them wisely. Applying sunscreen will reduce the risk of skin cancer, sunburn, and wrinkles. Your sunscreen should have an SPF 30 or higher to shield the skin from sunlight and harmful UV rays. 

The Order of Night Routine

The night skincare routine is as important as the morning skincare routine. Night routine makes your skin sleep-ready by removing all the gunk and oils. You should go to bed with clean skin, following a perfect night routine helps to achieve it. 

1. Makeup Removal

If you are wearing makeup start your routine by removing it. Use a gentle makeup remover to get rid of all the makeup. Using a cleansing oil is another way to remove makeup. After removing makeup use a cleanser to get rid of other impurities. Make sure there are no elements of makeup left on your face. Even though it is an optional step, opting for double cleansing will thoroughly cleanse your face. 

2. Exfoliation

You don’t need to exfoliate your skin all day, however, exfoliating the skin once or twice a week will remove dead skin cells. Use a gentle exfoliator after makeup removal if it is an exfoliation night. Apply it gently and never over-exfoliate your skin. 

3. Toner

Toning helps to balance the pH levels and remove remaining dirt or oil. It hydrates the skin and makes it supple. Use a toner suitable for nighttime, toners that contain hyaluronic acid and rose water are perfect for nighttime. 

4. Treatment

Step 4 consists of applying a night serum and skin treatments. If you have acne or other skin conditions, use the products after toning your skin. It improves the absorption of products. Do not use any serum that contains chemical exfoliators. 

5. Night Cream

Finish off your night routine with the application of moisturizer or night cream. Avoid heavy moisturizers and creams at night because they may clog the pores and cause severe acne. This step promotes your skin’s hydration throughout the night and restores moisture. 


Following a morning and night routine is crucial for reducing skin damage. Always use products that address your skin issues. Be consistent with your routine to achieve healthy and youthful skin. If some products don’t deliver the results or worsen the condition, do not hesitate to replace them. 

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