It's been a minute since I've answered your questions in my blog series You Ask, I Answer so let's start with one that I've been getting a lot lately: what is the correct order to apply your skincare products and what is my routine?
In case you missed it I turned 40 in November of 2016. I'm still working on my tummy and this annoying back fat that came out of nowhere (I'm hoping to magically inherit Angela Bassett's body) but my skin... she's tight, like legit beyond dope. It's been semi-dope since forever because...good genes, but somewhere in my 30's I began to pay attention to the way my skin reacted to products and food (I don't eat red meat for digestive reasons and it was messing with the texture of my skin) and it's been paying off.
I use the general skincare rule of "thin to thick". Meaning you should be applying your products according to the consistency. So thin products first and then thicker products. Then I think about what I want to achieve from my routine, which for every one will and should change during seasons, breakouts, and climates. If I am having a breakout I will apply my acne treatment before my moisturizer so that it doesn't have to work super hard to penetrate the areas that need work. There are so many nuances when we discuss skincare but to give you a starter guide here's a step-by-step on the order you should be applying your skin care products.
I am indifferent about eye cream. I can take it or leave it. Mainly because all the damn tubes are so small I tend to loose them. This picture make it look big but it’s usually the size of a Carmex tube. But as the legendary stories go, the skin under your eyes is much softer and thiner so it needs some extra love and care. When I do use eye cream, I’m using Kiehl’s Wrinkle Reducing Eye Cream.