This Is the Correct Order to Apply Your Skin Care Products

Whether you’re trying a new skin care regimen on for size or you’ve been layering up since Mandy Moore was popular the first time around like I have, knowing which products to apply first can be tricky. And based on what I’ve seen, depending on what you Google or who you talk to, the EXACT order to apply your skin care products might vary slightly, but overall they’re pretty similar. It’s not a perfect science, is what I’ve concluded.

No surprise here but I love BEAUTYCOUNTER’s approach to skin care regimens. They break their regimens down into 4 steps:
1. Cleanse
2. Prep
3. Treat
4. Protect

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This is basically a plug-and-play model, which my overworked brain is all about. Once you know the correct order to apply your skin care products, just customize this 4-step regimen to fit your morning and nighttime routines. Mine looks like this:

AM
Step 1: Cleanse - Rejuvenating Face Cleanser
Step 2: Prep - Brightening Mist
Step 3: Treat - No.1 Brightening Facial Oil
Step 4: Protect - Countermatch Adaptive Moisture Lotion

PM
Step 1: Cleanse - Rejuvenating Face Cleanser
Step 2: Prep - Brightening Mist
Step 3: Treat - Overnight Resurfacing Peel / Countermatch Intense Moisture Serum
Step 4: Protect - Countermatch Sleep Recovery Cream

See? That’s not so hard to remember right?