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Which one comes first? Serum or Moisturizer First?

by MEiiYO Beauty 17 Jan 2023
serum or moisturizer first

We are here to answer a commonly asked question by those who are building their skincare routine. Which one comes first? Serum or Moisturizer First?

The Proper Way To Layer Your Skincare Products

When it comes to applying skincare products you want to apply your products from lightest to heaviest. Why? Because the weight of the product determines how well your skin will absorb it.


Having a skincare routine that follows this layering will ensure that your skin will receive the most benefits from your products,


Working Backwards with Your Skincare Routine

Sunscreen Goes Last

Sunscreen should be the last step in your skincare routine and shouldn't be skipped whether you are going out or not. Sunscreens are the last step and ensure that your skin is protected from free radicals in the environment as well as harmful UV rays.

Eye Cream 2x a day keeps the Bags Away

Unfortunately a step that lots of people tend to skip in their skincare routine; eye cream helps to moisturize the most sensitive areas of your face. The skin around your eyes are the thinnest areas and need a little extra TLC to make sure the thin surface maintains moisture. 

Sealing It In With Moisturizer

Moisturizer is an important step of your skincare routine because it helps to keep your skin moisturized. Whether you have dry, oily, or combination skin using moisturizer will ensure that your skin stays supple and smooth.

Serum Goes Before Your Moisturizer

Yes; your serum does go before your moisturizer. Serums are lighter than moisturizers and therefore will be absorbed more quickly into your skin. If you apply serum after your moisturizer - the serum will be ineffective as it's too light to pass through the heavier layer of product.


Essences Can Be Your Friend

Essences are entirely optional and some opt out of incorporating an essence to their skincare routine and just going straight to serum. If you do decide to use an essence - find one that contains ingredients targeting problems you may have. 

Tone it Up

Toners are great ways to reset the skin after you've cleansed your face. Depending on the type of skin you have you may want to focus on a gentle toner or one that isn't harsh on your skin. 

Cleanse and Start with a Fresh Slate

The first step i n your skincare routine should be cleansing the skin. There are many different types of cleansers that exist in the market so you want to make sure you find a cleanse that won't strip your skin of it's natural oils. Finding a cleanser that removes any impurities you may have without leaving your skin feeling tight will insure you have the best base for the rest of your skincare routine. Double cleansing, which is when you use an oil based cleanser prior to a water-based cleanser is perfect for when you have a face full of makeup. Double cleaning will remove not only all the makeup

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