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When to Apply Skin Care, Does it Matter?

Skin care is our bread and butter at Elase! We love helping our customers create the perfect skin care routine that is custom to their skin’s needs. When dealing with skin care, one frequently asked question we get is, “When should I be applying this cream?”. If you’ve ever wondered this, you’re not alone. Whether you’re new to the skin care game or you’re looking to perfect your regimen, it can be tricky to figure out the best routine.

We typically recommend applying your skin care products twice a day (morning and nightime). Morning skin care is about prep and protection for your skin. In the mornings we are working to prevent clogged pores, acne, and damage from the sun and pollution. Nighttime skincare focuses on repairing, replenishing, and cleansing the day away. 

With so many different options to choose from, it can be intimidating to know which product goes on first. Does the order in which you apply your skincare actually matter? Our answer is: YES! If you don’t apply your products in the correct order, you could be wasting time, money, and product which would result in minimal results. So what is the best order to apply the products in? A general rule of thumb is to apply your products from thinnest to thickest. Skin care will look different for each individual depending on your skin type, but here’s our simple outline to the perfect routine: 

Step 1: Cleanser

Step 2: Toner 

Step 3. Antioxidants 

Step 4. Serums

Step 6. Moisturizer

Step 7. Sunscreen

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