When it comes to skincare, there are many products on the market that claim they will change your life, but they don’t.
The order in which you apply The Ordinary products is important. We’ve put together this simple skincare routine to help make it easy.
Skincare is not like makeup, where you can just throw some foundation on and be done.
Skincare is more essential than makeup because it helps keep your skin looking young and healthy.
In this article, we’ll go over an ordinary skincare routine that will help you maintain your skin’s health for years to come
Get to know your skin.
The first step in creating a skincare routine is to get to know your skin. Once you know what type of skin you have, it will be so much easier to find the right products for your specific needs.
To start, it’s important that you know how often you should wash your face and how often you should moisturize it. For example, if your skin is naturally oily and prone to breakouts, then washing it every day could be too much—you may want to opt for washing only two or three times per week instead. On the other hand, if any amount of time goes by without cleansing your complexion (whether by soap, water or even makeup removal wipes), then clogged pores will start forming around blemishes on the surface as well as underneath new ones. This can lead to more serious issues like blackheads or cystic acne—which are both caused by bacteria getting trapped inside enlarged follicles under pressure from sebum production within those pores; so keeping them clean is key!
As far as moisturizing goes: there are several different types of ingredients used in skincare products such as creams and lotions which help restore hydration levels back into balance again after being stripped away during cleansing processes; these include glycerin (which attracts moisture) alcohols (which evaporate quickly off into thin air when applied onto dampened skin prior application) hyaluronic acid (a natural substance found within our bodies’ connective tissues/ligaments such as cartilage) vegetable oils etcetera… One thing I would recommend avoiding though? Parabens.
Cleansing is the first step of your skincare routine and it’s important to get right. This will set your skin up for a good base going forward, as well as removing any leftover makeup or sunscreen that might be clogging your pores.
There are two different ways to cleanse: with a cleansing oil or balm, or using an emollient cleanser. Cleansing oils/balms remove makeup and grime extremely well but can be difficult to remove without rinsing afterwards; emollient cleansers are more gentle but don’t always do a great job at removing everything. It depends on what kind of day you had (i.e., if you wore lots of foundation), so just choose according to your needs!
Cleansing should happen at least once per day (preferably twice) after washing your face with toner and before applying any serums or moisturizers—but no more than three times per day since it will dry out your skin if used too often.
It’s time to get rid of the dead skin cells that are blocking the absorption of your skincare products. You’re going to remove these dead cells with an exfoliant!
An exfoliant is a product that contains abrasives (like salt, sugar or jojoba beads), acids (like glycolic or salicylic acids) or enzymes (like papain) that helps remove dead skin cells by breaking down the bonds between them. This will also improve circulation and pores, prevent clogged pores from developing acne and fine lines/wrinkles from forming as well as make your makeup look smoother.
Toning is a step that many people skip, but it’s incredibly important. It helps remove any residue left over from your cleanser and can also be used to refresh your skin throughout the day. The toner should be applied with a cotton pad and rubbed over the face in upward motions.
The Ordinary serums are great for targeting specific skin issues and can be used in conjunction with other products or on their own. Serums should be applied after cleansing and toning the skin.
The most basic of The Ordinary serums is the Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5. This serum contains hyaluronic acid, which is a natural substance found in your body that helps to keep skin hydrated. It is also used as an anti-aging agent, as it helps to fill out fine lines and wrinkles while keeping moisture in your skin’s outer layer.
Next up is The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% which is an excellent choice if you have oily or acne-prone skin (it will help prevent breakouts). Additionally, niacinamide has been shown to improve hyperpigmentation (dark spots) over time by encouraging even pigment distribution throughout the face.”
Moisturize and Protect.
Moisturize and protect. Your skin needs moisture to stay healthy, but you may be surprised to learn that applying a moisturizer is not enough. You should also be applying a sunscreen if you want to avoid sun damage and premature aging of your skin. In order for your moisturizer and sunscreen to work together, it’s important that they are applied in the correct order:
- Moisturize first
- Apply sunscreen last
Skin care is an important part of life, and does not have to be complicated or expensive.
The Ordinary Skincare Routine
Skin care can be an important part of your life, and it does not have to be complicated or expensive. Skin care is as simple as using a cleanser, toner and moisturizer every morning and night. It’s important to take care of your skin because it helps you look and feel your best!
The ordinary skincare routine for beginners
To get started with your own skincare routine, you should purchase all of the following products:
- A cleanser that works for your skin type.
- A toner that doesn’t make your skin feel tight.
- A serum to help smooth fine lines and wrinkles and restore elasticity to skin.
- Moisturizer that works on dry or oily areas of the face and neck and doesn’t leave behind a greasy residue.
- Sun protection products that provide broad-spectrum coverage against UVA/UVB rays without being too heavy or pore-clogging, as well as makeup primers to protect against environmental damage while smoothing out imperfections in the skin’s surface (especially around eyes).
Additionally, it’s important not to forget about exfoliation! If you don’t already have one in place, we recommend trying The Ordinary’s Granactive Retinoid 5% + HA liquid formula or Alpha Lipoic Acid 5% + Ester for gentle chemical exfoliation methods before moving on up into stronger ingredients like retinol creams or glycolic acid serums.
The ordinary skincare routine for over 50
If you’re over 50, you may be wondering whether or not to continue your skin care routine from your younger years. The answer is yes! While some things in life do change as we age, our skin still needs care and attention. If you are using a good quality skincare routine and sticking to it, there is no reason why this should stop just because of an age change.
Similarly if you’re over 60 or under 40, there are still plenty of benefits to be had by continuing with the right kind of skincare regime – whatever that may be for your current situation and needs.
The ordinary skincare routine order
The order of your skincare routine matters. Here’s why:
- Cleansing—you want to start with this because it removes dirt, grime, makeup and sunscreen from your face. Think of it as wiping everything away so that the next products can actually penetrate into the skin.
- Toning—this step helps balance pH levels and prepare for serums, which have a higher acidity than cleansers do and can cause irritation if used right after cleansing.
- Serums—serums are concentrated formulas that target specific issues such as wrinkles or dark spots; they’re usually applied after toner but before moisturizer because oils in moisturizers interfere with the absorption of their ingredients (this is why you’re told to wait 15 minutes after applying a serum before applying another product). When choosing between serums, consider what you want them to do (e.g., brighten dullness or help fade scars) so that you know how much active ingredient they need per application (more active ingredients = more expensive product). If there are too many layers on top of one another at this point in your routine then nothing will get absorbed into the skin correctly!
It can be overwhelming to think about basic skin care, but it really doesn’t have to be. There are a lot of products out there that promise results with long lists of ingredients and scientific claims from labs. But remember: skin care is an important part of life, and does not have to be complicated or expensive! This routine will help your skin stay healthy without breaking the bank or taking up hours of your time every day.