Your morning skin care routine:

There are so many skin care products out there to choose from. How do you decide which ones are best for your skin? And in what order should you apply them? It’s a lot to try to figure out on your own. The order in which you apply each product dictates your skin’s ability to soak it up, so you want to apply them based on the weight of each product on your skin - generally, you want to go lightest to heaviest.

Your morning skin care routine:

Rise and shine! As you and your fresh face start the day, a simple, straightforward skin care routine is best.

Step 1: Cleanser

Sorry to break it to you, but no, those cleansing wipes don’t count as washing your face. If you’re traveling or otherwise in a pinch, they’re better than nothing — but as a rule, cleansing should involve a cream based cleanser.

Step 2: Any topical medications

If you happen to be using any topical prescriptions for acne, rosacea, or another skin condition, now is the time to do so.

Step 3: Serum

Serums are typically one of the more confusing categories in skincare, mostly because they contain such a wide range of products.

Step 4: Eye Cream

The skin surrounding eyes is extremely delicate, and as such, it’s often one of the first areas to show fine lines and wrinkle, so an eye cream should hydrate the under-eye area and address signs of aging.

Step 5: Moisturiser

Whether your skin is oily and acne-prone or dry and flaky, moisturiser is simply a must. It’ll keep your skin hydrated and plump, it’ll help fend off wrinkles, and most importantly, it’ll keep your moisture barrier healthy and intact, as well as lock in all of the ingredients beneath it to make them even more effective.

Step 6: Sunscreen

Your most important skincare product of all will always be your sunscreen. We know you’ve heard it all before, but it’s impossible to stress just how critical SPF is. Regardless of age, skin type, or lifestyle, everyone everywhere should be wearing sunscreen every single day, and because mineral sunscreen sits atop skin rather than penetrating it, it should be the last step of your morning routine.