What Order Should I Apply My Skincare?

With so many products to include to care for your skin, you may be confused as to how to apply everything — more specifically, if it really matters what order you apply them in. Well, we’re here to tell you that, yes, it does matter. That said, here’s the highly-recommended routine you should follow so you can walk around with beautiful, glowing skin!

How to Apply Skin Care


If you’re getting rid of makeup, specifically, you should double cleanse. First, start with an oil cleanser to remove that first layer, followed by using a creamy cleanser to get rid of anything leftover. Do this in the morning and before bed for optimal results.


This product essentially unclogs your pores and preps your skin before you put on your other products. Gently tap on your toner with your fingers and allow it to sit for five minutes before applying your next product.


These products are high concentrations of ingredients that can improve your skin’s hydration, brightness, discoloration, and more. Serums can be applied each morning or night, depending on their use — for example, use a vitamin C serum in the morning and a hyaluronic acid serum in the evening.

Eye Cream

Opt for an eye cream that is lightweight and contains caffeine to reduce puffiness. You should also consider using a product with a ball applicator to allow for better blood flow and fluid retention.

Spot Treatments

Apply spot treatments for acne and dark spots at night so your body has more time to work with them. However, if you use retinol products at night, apply spot-treatments in the morning to avoid irritation.


Your skin needs to be properly moisturized to hold in other products and provide a protective barrier against airborne particles and dirt.


This product speeds up cell turnover, allowing for fewer wrinkles and smoother skin over time. Integrate this product into your routine slowly, using it once a week for one week, then twice a week for two, and so forth until you use it every other night.


Use oils either in the morning or evening to increase your routine’s efficiency and leave your skin feeling smooth. However, make sure to apply oils last since other products can’t pass through it, but it can pass through other products.


Finish off your morning skincare routine with sunscreen with at least 30 SPF to protect your skin from UVA/UVB rays and prevent further damage.

Professional Skincare in Nashville

At Nashville Skin Company, we only use the best products for your treatments and offer top-of-the-line skin care products that you can use every day at home.

Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you achieve your best look in Nashville (615-235-5335) and Franklin (615-991-6311).