Look — we know that skincare can be complicated, what with the popularity of serums and essences, the benefits of retinol and squalane, and the seeming ubiquity of face oils. It’s complicated — or so it seems. With many products to use, it can be quite confusing to know which one goes after what. So here's a nifty guide you can refer to learn how to layer skincare products properly.
There are two cardinal rules in skincare: always remove your makeup and always wash your face. Let’s start with the AM routine — do absolutely nothing. Your skin does not produce as much oil while you’re sleeping so unless you have oily skin, rinsing with water is enough to start the day. For oily skinned gals, choose a gentle cleanser like the Shiseido Refreshing Cleansing Water for a few quick swipes in the morning with a cotton pad for a fresh face.