What Order to Put On Skincare Products

Posted on December 15 2022

What Order to Put On Skincare Products

What Order To Put On Skincare


Skincare is a very personal part of your routine and it's completely fine to mix, match, experiment and find what works for you. However, I have found that there is a certain order in which all skincare products should be applied to maximize their effectiveness. In this post we'll go through each step in detail.


Cleansers are the first step in skincare because they remove makeup, dirt, and other impurities so that other products can work more effectively. A good cleanser will be gentle but still deep-clean your skin.

There are three types of cleansers: foam (or gel), milky and oil-based cleansers. Some people like to use a foam or gel cleanser to get off their makeup at night and then follow up with a milky cleanser in the morning. These products contain ingredients like glycerin which help hydrate the skin while they cleanse away dirt and makeup without stripping natural oils from your face.

Milky or oil-based formulas work by emulsifying with water so that you can wash away all traces of foundation, sunscreen or any other residue left over on your face after using other products such as serums/moisturizers etc..


Exfoliating is a great way to remove dead skin cells and reveal the beautiful, healthy new skin underneath. It's important to note that exfoliation isn't the same as cleansing—you don't want to use an exfoliator every day. In fact, you should only use it once or twice per week (and even less if your skin is sensitive).

You can use either a scrub or an exfoliating toner; both will effectively remove dead cells without leaving behind any irritation. When choosing between the two, consider what works best for your specific needs: Scrubs tend to be more abrasive than toners and are therefore good for targeting problematic areas like acne scars and rough patches on your face while toners offer gentler results but still have plenty of benefits when used regularly.


A serum is a concentrated form of a skincare product that delivers active ingredients to the skin. It's usually applied after toners and before moisturizer, but it can be used in different ways depending on your skin's needs. Serums are often targeted towards specific problems like wrinkles or scars, and can be more effective than creams because they're more concentrated. Be sure to check out Restoor Skin Essentials line of Hyaluronic-Acid Serums.

Eye Cream

Eye cream should be applied after serum, but before moisturizer. It is important to apply eye cream around the orbital bone and under your eyelids as well. This will help with puffiness and dark circles under the eyes caused by lack of hydration or dehydration.


Applying moisturizer last is the best way to make sure your skin gets the hydration it needs.

First, apply a thin layer of your favorite hydrating serum or oil to dry areas like around your nose and cheeks. Then, follow up with a heavier cream or gel-based moisturizer that will sink into your skin but still leave it feeling soft and supple.

You should be able to tell if you’ve applied too much by looking for white streaks—if you see those, wipe off some of the product with a cotton pad.

Your skincare products should go from the thinnest to the thickest.

When you're putting on your skincare products, the order in which you apply them matters.

You should start with the thinnest product and end with the thickest one. This helps to ensure that everything gets absorbed into your skin as quickly and easily as possible. In general, this means:

  • Cleansers go first (thinner in consistency than moisturizers)

  • Hydrating serums or toners come next (also thin)

  • Then a thicker serum or oil if you're using one (the most water-like substance on your face!)

Finally, moisturize like crazy!

I hope you found this post helpful, and I really hope I’ve helped dispel some of the mystery around skincare. You don’t have to be an expert, but if you can follow a few simple rules, you can have beautiful skin!

More Posts