How to Apply Skin Care Products: Get Most Out of Them

You probably learned by now how to layer your skincare products and make them as effective as you can. But did you know that there is actually a specific way on how to apply skin care products? You would be surprised how many changes this can bring to your routines. 


Now that you have figured out the products, morning and evening routine it is time to learn how to apply skin care products like a pro. We have the tips. 


The Best Way to Apply Cleanser

Using your cleanser in a specific way depends on the type of cleanser you prefer. For instance, if you are using gel or foam you should definitely apply it on wet skin and not on a washcloth. Lotion, on the other hand, should be applied to dry skin as it won’t perform well on wet skin. 


Tips to Follow: 

  • Use warm water, it will open the pores so the cleanser can really clean them out.
  • You can use your fingers or some tools for cleansing.
  • Use circular motions for your cheeks.
  • Make semi-circles on your nose, big circles on your forehead. 
  • Rinse off the product well, and try to do it with cold water. 
  • Pat dry your skin, don’t drag it. 

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The Best Way to Apply Toner

Toner should balance the skin pH and add an extra dose of hydration. However, many women decide to skip it, and that is totally okay. If you are looking out for toner, make sure to find those that are alcohol-free. Rather pick toners in a classic bottle, not the ones that come with spray. 


Tips to Follow: 

  • Apply toner after cleansing. 
  • Use a cotton pad(s) and apply it to your face.
  • Start on your forehead and glide outwards. 
  • Toner should be applied with cotton pads, not spritzed on the face. 

The Best Way to Apply Serum

Serums are still underrated, yet their effects on the skin are immeasurable. As they contain a higher concentration of active ingredients, they maximize the benefits of other skincare products that you are applying after. The key step - apply the serum on damp skin. 


Tips to Follow: 

  • Apply serum after toner. 
  • A pea-sized amount of serum will be enough to cover your whole face. 
  • Use your fingertips to pat the serum onto the skin and then spread it around. 
  • Don’t massage your skin, but let it absorb the product on its own. 

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The Best Way to Apply Eye Cream

Eye cream is an important part of the skincare routine. It should only be applied to the orbital bone - under the eyes, up to the bone at the top of the cheek. You should be careful when applying and not do it too close to the lashline. No rubbing or tugging under-eye are either. 


Tips to Follow:

  • Apply after serum.
  • Use your ring fingertips to apply eye cream. 
  • Use gentle patting motions to apply the cream, no tugging.
  • Choose cream formula for the day and gel formula for the night. 

The Best Way to Apply Moisturizer

Applying moisturizer to your skin is the unavoidable step of your skin care routine. Many people don’t even apply moisturizer, especially ones with oily skin since they are convinced it will only make their skin look more greasy. 


Tips to Follow: 

  • Apply after serum or oil (if you are using it).
  • Use your fingers to apply it evenly, on your face throat, and neckline. 
  • Smooth it into your skin, and use firmer pressure than with the serum. 
  • You can also massage your skin a bit. 
  • Put the hands in the prayer position and move from the middle of your face outward.
  • You can use the same movement with the SPF afterward.