The serum before or after the cream? When is the lotion? Many women do not know in which order to apply the products in order to preserve beautiful skin. Discover the different stages of a good face routine with the advice of Marie-Noëlle, training manager at Mary Cohr.
The skincare routine includes both make-up removal and cleansing of the skin, there is also daily care, which are day cream, night cream, serum, as well as ancillary products for the contour of the eye or lips, finally it will also be necessary to think about using a scrub and a mask once or twice a week.
The skincare routine therefore requires careful selection of a range of product that is suited to your skin type: dry, oily, combination, mature, sensitive.
Adopting a good beauty routine is essential to maintain beautiful skin. Every day, the skin is confronted with external aggressions such as pollution or perspiration. These two elements can cause the appearance of pimples if the skin is not cleansed well or if the wrong products are applied.
Step 1: Make-up removal
There are several methods to remove makeup, to choose according to your preferences and the needs of your skin. You can use micellar water (always rinse), cleansing milk, foam, cleansing oil or even vegetable oil. Be careful, however, with vegetable oil: it is necessary to take a non-comedogenic one ( jojoba or avocado for example) in order not to cause pimples. The cleansing is always done at night so as not to clog the pores overnight because clogged pores are one of the main reasons for the appearance of blackheads. When you wake up, apply a lotion to remove any makeup residue and follow the rest of the steps.
Step 2: Cleaning
After removing your makeup properly, it is recommended to clean your skin with a facial soap to be chosen according to your skin type. Prefer a surgeries soap for dry and acne-prone skin, a dermatological bar that respects the pH of the epidermis for sensitive skin and natural soap for all skin types. ” To complete this ritual, do not hesitate to use a lotion that will eliminate makeup remover residues and neutralize the limescale in the water “ advises Marie-Noëlle, training manager at Mary Cohr.
Step 3: Applying the serum
Now it’s time for the serum! This step is often forgotten when it constitutes an important moment in the routine. The serum is used to prepare the skin before receiving its usual care. Its texture is fine and penetrates quickly into the epidermis in order to diffuse all its active ingredients and to avoid a too oily finish with the day cream. A real booster for the skin, it is to be used every day, especially for mature skin for which it is recommended to use anti-wrinkle or anti-stain serums.
Step 4: The eye area
Far too neglected, the eye area is an area to moisturize daily. ” The skin around the eyes is thinner, more fragile, it dehydrates faster because it has fewer sebaceous glands and it marks more quickly. It therefore requires a specific care product. It is recommended to apply the contour of the eyes. eyes before the face cream so as not to “saturate” the skin around the eyes with an unsuitable face cream “, explains Marie-Noëlle.
Step 5: Specific Care
Last step and not least, the application of the face cream. This step is essential before beauty treatment. It provides the skin with real care and acts as a protective barrier before making up the complexion. The choice of cream is made according to the needs of the skin and your beauty goals. Some skin care creams provide a matte finish to prevent the shine of the T zone during the day, ideal for oily and combination skin. There are also nourishing and moisturizing treatments that are perfect to put on before sleep so that the skin absorbs all the active ingredients it needs.
A routine is made to be followed rigorously in order to see the desired effects quickly. The training manager, Marie-Noëlle also recommends exfoliation of the face. Through this process, all dead skin is removed and the skin is ready to receive a face mask. This step should only be done once or twice a week depending on your skin type so as not to attack it.