Ideal Skin Care Routine Order: Cleanser, Toner, Moisturizer

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Ideal Skin Care Routine Order: Cleanser, Toner, Moisturizer

Wonder what is the correct method and perfect time to use cleanser, toner and moisturizer?

We have all heard about cleansing, toning and moisturizing but what most people don’t realize is that this routine is the most crucial one for maintaining healthy, clear and glowing skin as you age.

Let’s go through each step and the right method of application. To get the best results you need to understand your skin, your products,  and their proper use.

Steps to figuring out your ideal skin care regimen order:

People often confuse cleansers and face-wash. Although both products have the same goal of cleaning the skin, cleansers are far more effective. They clean more deeply and are more moisturizing and gentler on the skin. Your skin type will help determine which one will be most effective for you. If your skin is dry, you will most likely want to use a cleanser only. If you have oily skin or are exposed to high levels of dust and pollutants, you may need both a face-wash and a cleanser to fully clean and protect your skin.

Choose your cleanser carefully. If it is acidic it can lower your pH, leaving your skin dull. Your best bet is to go for organic products that are properly balanced and contain special ingredients to avoid dehydration.  Refresh Botanicals cleaner is enriched with coconut oil to gently foam away unwanted residue and impurities leaving a smooth, moisturized effect.

Toner is an important step in your skincare routine. You may think toner is only for acne prone or oily skin as the chemicals in many toners can be very drying, but toners are for every skin type. Unless your skin is naturally oily, avoid toners that have alcohol in them and buy only those formulated for hydration. Toners are important as they help shrink pores, refresh skin, and restore pH balance.

How to use – Put a small amount of the toner on a cotton pad and pat your face with it. Pay extra attention to your T-zone (forehead, nose and chin) as these areas are more frequently oily and avoid your mouth and eye areas. Choose a mild, alcohol-free toner that is suitable for all skin types.

Moisturizer improves the texture of your skin. It keeps your skin hydrated, soft and supple. Many people with excess oil production (sebum) mistakenly fear that using moisturizer on their faces will make their problem worse. In reality, natural oils such as jojoba can mimic human sebum and trick the skin into thinking that it is sufficiently lubricated, leading to lower oil production overall.

Regular use of moisturizer containing natural oils helps balance combination skin. Oily areas stop producing oil while dry skin areas become hydrated. Refresh Botanicals™ uses only natural oils to cleanse and lubricate your skin. Refresh Botanicals™ Daily Facial Moisturizer is enriched with sweet almond, Jojoba and coconut oils to provide immediate and long term balanced hydration.

Order to apply skin care products: cleanser, toner, and moisturizer

Your skin-care routine will only be effective when it is done with consistency, patience, and an understanding of which products work well together. Understanding the order in which they need to be used is also important to achieve maximum results.

The order in which you apply your products depends on the time it takes for your skin to absorb them. The incorrect layering of different active ingredients can dilute their effectiveness.

The first things you use on the surface of the skin should be the product with the lightest texture. Then, work your way up from there to the thickest products, which should be applied last. Toners, spot treatments, and serums should always come before lotions and moisturizers.

Here’s a typical sequence:

  1. Cleanser
  2. Toner
  3. Anti wrinkle cream- serum (thin)
  4. Moisturizer or Night Cream.

This information will help give you the healthiest glowing skin in an all-natural way.

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