skin care routine order

For optimal skincare, we recommend that everyone have a personalized skin care routine. Below are guidelines that I commonly recommend to my clients. The first is a basic, or essential regimen. The additional regimens supplement the basics, and will lead to superior results.

Skin Care Regimen

Cleanser: used for morning and evening cleansing, detoxifying and make-up removal.

Treating Mist/Toner: used morning and evening to treat, hydrate, deliver active ingredients, and enhance absorption of subsequently applied products.

Moisturizer: applied morning and/or evening to hydrate, soothe, protect, and balance skin.

Sunscreen: used each morning and re-applied every two hours when outdoors, to prevent collagen and elastin breakdown, photo-aging, pigmentation and skin cancer.

Begin with the Essential Skincare Regimen and add:

Exfoliant: used one to three times per week to refine skin texture, remove dead skin cells, encourage cell rejuvenation, diminish the appearance of fine lines, detoxify, reduce the occurrence of blemishes, and allow subsequently applied products to penetrate further.

Begin with the Enhanced Skincare Regimen and add:

Serum: applied morning and/or evening, these corrective products contain the highest percentage of active ingredients. They are designed to address specific skin issues such as pigmentation, fine lines and wrinkles, acne or redness.

Eye Cream: specific to the eye contour, eye creams contain ingredients to address dark circles, crow’s feet, puffiness and skin laxity.

Mask: formulated for specific skin needs, masks aid in reducing oil, healing acne, diminishing redness, reducing pore size, and increasing hydration, as well as delivering anti-aging ingredients.