When it comes to layering skin care, are you confused about when to put on what? New York City dermatologist Jennifer MacGregor, M.D., clears it up.
Start with a serum:
“For these liquids, gels, and milky treatments to be fully absorbed, they must be applied to clean, dry skin,” says Dr. MacGregor.
Next up, your sunscreen:
A chemical-based sunscreen should go on before lotion to do its thing. If you’re using zinc-oxide- or titanium- dioxide-based blocks as a UV shield, apply after your moisturizer.
Time for moisturizer:
Wait a few minutes after applying your serum and sunscreen (get dressed or brush your hair while you wait) before reaching for your favorite hydrator.
And now, eye cream:
Tap on eye cream (don’t rub!) with your ring finger in a circle around the eye, avoiding the lid. Once you’re fully layered, you can apply makeup.