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Am I Applying My Products in the Wrong Order?

Am I Applying My Products in the Wrong Order?

24 Dec 19

Overwhelmed by your skincare routine and not sure what to use when, or even how much? I've been there, and I want to help you feel confident with your routine and ALL your products... because there is a beneft and a place to each step.

Getting your routine right is important and here is a guide I have put together to help you.


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Step 1: Cleanse

The Dermalogica double cleanse routine involves cleansing your skin twice at night. We recommend using a cleansing oil for the first cleanse to effectively remove dirt, grime, oil and make up. For your second cleanse, your prescribed Dermalogica cleanser will effectively cleanse the skin.


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  • Dissolves pollutants and debris from the skin
  • Conditions, calms and nourishes the skin
  • Effectively removes the most stubborn of make-up

Step 2: Tone/Spritz

Your skin absorbs and retains more moisture when it's damp.

So, when you spritz your skin with toner and immediately apply your next steps of skincare, your skin absorbs these products more readily.

What's more, applying a spritz or toner prevents thirsty or dry patches so you won't need to use as much product.

Overlooking a toner in your daily skincare regimen means you’ll use more of your finishing products. Plus, they won’t work as well as they could.


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  • Ultra-light spritz that refreshes and hydrates the skin
  • Helps condition the skin to prepare for proper moisture absorption
  • Can be used throughout the day as needed

Step 3: Serum


Serums are targeted products that help treat your main skin concerns and they are game changers in the world of skincare. Serums are targeted treatments because of their high percentage of cosmeceutical active ingredients that work effectively and fast to target your specific skin concerns.

To find out which serum is best for you, also read: Targeted Treatments: From Good Skin To Great Skin



Dermalogica serums
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  • Locks in hydration and promote barrier protection
  • Delivers natural hydration to the skin
  • Stimulates hydration from within

Step 4: Eye Treatment

The eye area is a delicate area of the face and the products we use around this area need consideration too.

The eye area is one of the first to show signs of ageing and even if you don't have any in sight yet, an eye cream is still an important part of your daily routine for prevention purposes!


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  • Reduces the appearance of puffiness around the eye area
  • Minimises the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Visibly firms and smooths skin texture

Step 5: Moisturise

Your moisturiser will provide essential hydration to the skin while locking in the serums and nutrients underneath. Make sure you are using a moisturiser to suit you’re your skin type to get the best results.


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  • Ideal for combination/dry skin
  • Medium-weight moisturiser
  • Infuses the skin with 48 hours of vital moisture
  • Distributes hydration throughout the skin to lock in moisture
  • Shields the skin’s natural microbiome from environmental stress

Step 6: Sunscreen

Last but not least – your sunscreen! The most vital step in your skincare routine! Your SPF should always be applied last. Your sunscreen will provide a barrier from damaging UV rays without compromising the ingredients applied underneath.


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  • Our #1 selling moisturiser-spf
  • Encourages firmness, elasticity and hydration
  • Defend against the primary triggers of skin ageing
  • Medium-weight moisturiser with Broad Spectrum SPF50.
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  • Hydrates, calms and soothes.
  • Water resistant to 40 minutes.
  • SPF 15 broad spectrum (UVA/UVB) sun protection.
  • Gives a soft-focus effect that helps minimise the appearance of fine lines and enlarged pores.

If you need any any advice about your skin or guidance around the Dermalogica products, please reach out to us for advice. We offer complimentary skin advice via email, zoom or phone.


About the Author

My name is Sarah and I am the founder of GLO Skin Body. With almost 20 years experience, I believe a professional relationship with your skin therapist is crucial in helping you to achieve your skin care goals and to ensure your skin is always looking and feeling its best. Whether it's in person or through our online support, Im here to guide and support you towards your healthiest skin ever.

On a personal note, I am a Mum of 3 so I understand completely the juggles and balancing of life and family commitments . My goal is to help everyone have an effective and enjoyable home care routine that gets you the results you want... no matter how busy you are!


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