This is an article from the Huffington Post that discusses the importance of applying the right skincare products in the right order, whether that be in the morning or night.

The Right Order To Apply Your Skin Care Products. It Matters!

You need to layer products to suit everyone’s skin type and target specific concerns, Kate Kerr, clinical aesthetician and founder of Kate Kerr London, told HuffPost. “In the morning we layer products that will prevent damage and protect skin from the environment and pollution,” she said. “In the evening … we layer on more. For acne sufferers or those with pigmentation, however, we do need to be targeting those things in the morning and throughout the day to help with [skin] correction. Prevention, protection and correction is what I prescribe to my clients.”

Here is what your routine should look like.

A typical morning routine

  • Cleanser
  • Spray/mist
  • Serum
  • Moisturizer
  • SPF

A typical nighttime routine

  • Cleanser (double cleanse at night)
  • Spray/mist
  • Acid pad, toner or chemical exfoliant
  • Retinol, if using (but not on the same night as an acid)
  • Serum
  • Moisturizer or oil