Your Skincare Routine Order Stays the Same, So That You Can AdaptNo matter where you are or what is going on in your life, there are probably some morning and evening routines that you stick to no matter what. You might have a morning yoga practice, for example, or a dog that needs to be walked right away. In the evenings, you probably eat dinner and brush your teeth before going to bed. Your morning and evening routines are unique to you—so you already know, better than anyone else, that each step in these routines needs to be done in a certain order. And your skincare routine order is just as important. Think about it: You can’t eat breakfast or shower before you do yoga. But you can’t do yoga before walking the dog. And you need a cup of coffee before you can do anything. It starts to sound like a complicated math problem—but really, you do these things in the same order every day without even thinking about them, because it just makes sense that way.
Setting Your Skincare Routine Order
Your skincare routine fits somewhere into your daily morning and evening rituals. It can happen before or after your morning coffee—that’s up to you. But the steps of your actual skincare routine order should always stay the same, no matter where your life takes you. That’s because sticking to the correct skincare routine order ensures that your skin can absorb the full benefits of each product. So let’s take a closer look at each of the three steps of your Pour Moi skincare routine, and why it’s so important that they stay in this order:
First: After cleansing, apply the toner-like Hydrating Balancer. Like a cool glass of water, our liquid Hydrating Balancer is a healthy, refreshing way to both start and end your day. And, just as water is an essential accompaniment to every meal, no matter what time, day, or season it is, or where in the world you happen to be, the Hydrating Balancer is universal: the essential first step of everyone’s morning and evening skincare ritual. Here’s why: Citric Acid and Sodium Hydroxide recalibrate your skin’s pH, soothing the irritation that can result from traveling between climates. Antioxidants, like vitamins A, C, D, and Pro-Vitamin B5 fight against free radicals, keeping your skin soft and youthful-looking. And Glycolic Acid exfoliates dead skin cells, preparing your skin to absorb the benefits of the next steps of your customized ritual.
Second: The Serum. Because serums are super-concentrated treatments containing nutrients to address specific issues, it’s best to apply them as close to the skin as possible—that is, on clean skin, before moisturizers. Choose a serum to match your skin type—the White Serum for when your skin is oily or sensitive, or the Black Serum for dry skin—feel its coolness on your skin after you apply it, and then wait a couple of minutes before sealing it in with your Day Cream.
Third: The Day Cream. Remember: Your choice of Day Cream will depend on the climate, but your skincare routine order still remains constant. Whether your environment requires the Tropical Day Cream, the Desert Day Cream, the Temperate Day Cream, or the Polar Day Cream — or one of our new Day Creams coming down the pike — the one you choose will lock in the hydration and nutrients of the Serum, and protect your skin from the harsh effects of whichever climate you find yourself in. Soon, this skincare routine order will become second nature to you, and will become one more part of your morning and evening ritual that keeps you feeling calm and balanced, no matter where you go or what you do throughout the rest of the day. And your skin will be visibly calm and balanced too, giving you the confidence you need to be at your best, wherever you go. In other words, your skincare routine order stays the same, so that you can change with the climate. That’s your secret.