The Exact Order You Should Apply Your Skincare Products — Before Makeup | The Real Deal | InStyle

The Exact Order You Should Apply Your Skincare Products — Before Makeup | The Real Deal | InStyle

As it turns out, the order you apply your skincare products matters — a lot. For each product to be effective, you need to follow a lineup that doesn’t cancel out the previous products benefits. Think about it: Why would you slather on that expensive anti-aging moisturizer you splurged on and then wipe it away with cleanser?

Another factor to throw into the equation is the time of day you find yourself standing in front of your medicine cabinet. Yep, your skin has different needs in the morning than it does at night.

Figuring out what skincare steps are essential, and the sequence you should do them in can seem confusing, but spare yourself the flow chart diagram. To make your daytime skincare routine a little clearer, we turned to beauty expert Marsha Page to find out the correct order in which you should be applying your skincare products. Take a look!

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