What is the Right Order to Apply Skincare Products During the Day?

[email protected] January 16th, 2019
what is the right order to apply skin care products

Have you ever wondered whether the order that you use skin products actually matters? YES, it certainly does! The sequence of application is actually critical. Why? Because the right sequence ensures that your skin receives the full benefits of the ingredients.

So, now to the big question…What IS the right order of applying skincare products during the day? (We are talking about day-time use here because skincare rituals at night vary from daytime applications).

What is the Right Order to Apply Skincare Products During the Day?


Like most of us already know, cleansing is the first step to any skincare ritual. Your skin needs to be woken up and cleaned every morning. For that, you need a thoughtfully-formulated cleanser that suits your skin type and prepares it to invite in all those great nutrients and botanicals that will follow.

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Often people skip this step because historically toners have a reputation for being too harsh and drying. This is not true! Using the right toner formulation can be highly beneficial. Unlike the “squeaky window cleaner” formulas of yesteryear, many modern-day toners are specially formulated to deliver better penetration of antioxidants, vitamin B derivatives, and other nutrients to your skin, expertly. Moreover, each skin type has a Sia Botanics Toner intended to resolve your unique skin issues. So, it is essential that you find one that is made for your skin type. If you are new to toners, you are in for a pleasant surprise. Toners are refreshing and allow those other key ingredients to do their magic!


Treating your skin concerns is very important, and that is why the next step involves treatment serums.
Serums are highly concentrated, nutrient-rich products especially developed to zero in and address specific skin concerns. (Seeing the benefits of Toners yet? Ah Hah!). But which serum should you choose? Dermatologists often recommend using serums with antioxidant ingredients during the day as they minimize UV damage and help prevent inflammation.

Eye area

Fine lines and collagen loss occur very quickly in this area, if not taken care of. The solution? Use specially formulated eye creams and treatments. It is essential that you use an eye product to maintain the health and thickness of the region around the eyes and eyelids. Applying eye creams and other treatments significantly reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles to keep you looking youthful. Sia’s Instant Eye Repair helps reduce dark circles and puffiness and improves texture around the eye region. Hyaluronic acid and peptides are a few of the “miracle worker” ingredients, and – bonus tip – safe enough to also apply around the lip area, too!

Spot treatment

Next comes the spot treatment product. Just like serums, spot treatment products are highly concentrated and should be applied explicitly on the affected region. Spot treatment products should be chosen with care because the active ingredients will vary with skin type and concern.


Moisturization is a must when it comes to skincare, even if you have oily skin! The best time to use a moisturizer is when the skin is damp, so go through your skin care regimen quickly, so you get to lock in as much moisture as possible. But, try to avoid the areas where you have applied the spot treatment cream or lotion so that the moisturizer does not interfere with its active ingredients or wipe them away.


The final, crucial step to your daytime skin care is sunscreen. As you already know, sunscreen – along with protective clothing – should be included in your arsenal when it comes to protecting your skin from harmful UV rays. A physical block such as hats and clothing, or mineral sunscreen are some of the most natural options but there are many chemical sunscreens out there. We suggest you take a look at products that offer hydration and moisturizing benefits as well, like a natural botanical product that serves double duty for Steps 6 and 7, namely Sia’s Prickly Pear Daily Moisturizer with SPF 30.

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