Toner, Serum or Cream?
TONER, SERUM OR CREAM?
If you’re not sure which products to use and in what order,
Toronto dermatologist Dr. Lisa Kellett helps you sort out your skincare
Step1: Use a cleanser
with exfoliating beads to get a better cleanse. If you use eye makeup
remover, use it after you cleanse, as most of the time a cleanser will
remove makeup as well.
Step 2: Use your
treatment cream or serum next. This can be an acne treatment,
anti-aging product or a vitamin-based treatment such as A or C. “You
want the active product to be on clean skin so it can penetrate
easier,” says Dr. Kellett
Step 3: If you’re not
going to use a treatment cream, use a toner after cleansing. But
refrain from using a toner after a treatment cream.
Step 4: In the morning, apply a sunblock after the treatment. You may want to use a moisturizer underneath your skin feels dry.
Step 5: In the evening, skip the sunblock and apply a moisturizer.
From Weekly Scoop Magazine, January 9, 2006