Skin care products tip: Order matters

A woman's hands are shown squeezing out face lotion at a bathroom sink with other skin care products in the background.

Thanks to advanced research, it’s easy for us to identify several skin concerns and seek out individual products to address each one.

Before we know it, our skin care routine is a many-layered complex concoction of multiple lotions, creams, serums and ointments. But there is such a thing as having too much of a good thing.

Not everyone has the time and money to invest in such a routine, and sometimes the products aren’t designed to work together, causing more skin concerns.

The answer is to simplify by looking for multipurpose products. When applied in the correct order, you can have an effective skin care routine in four simple steps.

A young woman bends over a bathroom sink to rinse off her face.

Cleanse: Wash your face

This one is pretty straightforward. In order for skin to absorb products correctly, it needs to be clean. It’s especially important to remove makeup and any remnants of the day before you go to bed.

Start with a makeup remover, such as essentials by Artistry™ Makeup Removing Wipes. Then select a cleanser that is correct for your skin type. Artistry™ Advanced Creamy Foam Cleanser is perfect for dry skin because of its creamy formula. Plus, the addition of oat extract helps calm irritation.

If you have oily skin, aim for a gel, like essentials by Artistry ™ Gel Cleanser, which removes any remaining makeup and oil without stripping skin of its moisture.

Hands are shown holding a bottle of Artistry Hydra-V Fresh Toner.

Tone: Prepping your skin

After cleansing, apply toner to rebalance and prepare your skin for the remaining products. Different toners have different purposes, so choose one for your skin’s needs.

Old school toners used to strip skin of moisture with harsh alcohols, but today’s versions condition and nourish. Artistry Hydra-V™ Fresh Toner, for example, is alcohol-free and gentle on your skin. It uses a red algae extract to help seal in your skin’s own moisture.

Artistry Signature Select Personalized Serum with Anti-Spot, Anti-Wrinkle and Firming amplifiers.

Treat: Focus on your skin care concerns

Now that you’ve cleansed and prepped your skin, it’s time to address any skin concerns with treatments and serums. Products in this step are typically concentrated formulas meant to treat acne, wrinkles, fine lines, discoloration, etc.

The Artistry Signature Select™ Personalized Serum line allows you to choose up to three serums in one when you select the specific amplifiers designed for your skin concerns: hydration, anti-wrinkle, firming, anti-spot, brightening.

Do you have clogged pores? Consider Artistry™ Intensive Skincare Renewing Peel. By breaking down the protein bonds that hold dead cells at the skin’s surface, this innovative technology helps skin improve its natural skin cell turnover.

An open container of Artistry Supreme LX™ Regenerating Cream is shown from above with its lid right next to it.

 

Moisturize: Lock it in

For the final step, it’s time to lock in all those earlier products with a moisturizer. Not only does a moisturizer provide, well, moisture, it seals in your toners and treatments to make those products even more effective.

A product like Artistry Hydra-V™ Refreshing Gel hydrates skin without leaving it feeling greasy, which makes it great for daytime. Artistry Youth Xtend™ Protecting Lotion is also great for daytime use, plus it has SPF 15 to help prevent the look of fine lines or wrinkles.

You can opt to use a heavier moisturizer at night for even more hydration. Some, like Artistry Supreme LX™ Regenerating Cream, provide additional benefits, like helping to repair the appearance of existing damage and reducing the look of fine lines and wrinkles.

You’re done!

That’s it, just four simple steps. Despite the complicated routines floating around, you don’t need 12-plus products in your skin care arsenal for it to work. Simply choose your products wisely, follow the above order to maximize effectiveness, and you’re good to go.

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