What Is The Correct Skin Care Routine Order?

What Is The Correct Skin Care Routine Order?

Even if you have the right skincare products, your routine may be slightly out of order. Between cleanser, toners, serums, and more, it can be hard to know what order these products should be used. 

Some people think the order doesn't matter, but it definitely plays a vital role. If you're using your skincare products out of order, no worries, we at Nourishing Biologicals have formulated the perfect routine for you. 

Building Your Morning Skin Care Routine

The correct skincare routine order is dependent on which routine you plan to enhance. Your morning and night skincare routines should be slightly different — that goes for products and order. Your skin has different needs in the morning than it does at night. 

Your morning routine should be focused on protecting your sensitive skin against the long day ahead, and your nighttime routine should be focused on repairing and replenishing your skin. 


Not everyone washes their face in the morning, but giving your face a morning cleanse is a step that shouldn't be skipped. Cleansing your face in the morning strips your skin from any product, bacteria, or dirt that was left on from your beauty sleep. 

To avoid this, grab our Miracular Hydrating Cleanser for a makeup-melting, silky facial cleanser that purifies and hydrates skin of all types.


After you cleanse and exfoliate, grab your trustee toner. Using a toner in the morning should be a staple to your routine. Why do you ask? Because your toner will remove any excess dirt or bacteria your cleanser may have left behind.


Ensuring your skin is moisturized day and night is so important. Not only does it help prevent oily skin, but it can also help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. 

A moisturizer says a lot about a person, and how well they know their skin. Truth is, moisturizers are a great product to help aid your skin in any recovery it may need. All it takes is knowing what your skin needs, and Nourishing Biologicals will take care of the rest. 

We recommend our Miracular Skin Essence for an after-cleaning cream packed with nourishing ingredients to moisturize skin, smooth uneven texture, and prep skin for next steps that follow your routine.


If there is any step you must skip, we don't suggest this be the one. We understand that lengthy skincare routines may seem time-consuming. 

Sunscreen protects your skin from the sun's harsh and harmful ultraviolet rays. The sun can cause irreversible damage to your skin. When you apply sunscreen every day, that means you're avoiding skin damage such as pigmentation damage or premature aging. 

Night Skin Care Routine 

Your nighttime skincare routine is all about helping your skin heal throughout the night. When you sleep, your body goes into its healing process. A good night's sleep is more beneficial for your body's healing than good nutrition is. 

Remove Makeup 

Use a makeup remover product to remove all your makeup. Makeup remover is essential because you don't want makeup particles left on your face once you retire for the night. 

Exfoliate on a Weekly Basis

Having your skin extra cleanse before bed is more important because you don't want any day-old makeup and bacteria sitting or seeping into your skin all hours of the night. 

Aim to exfoliate your face about once or twice a week only. We suggest you save your weekly exfoliation for the nighttime. Exfoliating can be beneficial to your skin, but only in moderation. If you over-exfoliate, it will leave your skin feeling dry and brittle. It may even cause breakouts and other unwanted skin issues. 


Toner is often an overlooked step, but really is a necessary one. Toner is a water-based product. Toners are meant to cleanse skin while tightening pores. After all, it allows your skin to absorb it into your skin easier. 


Serums are the ultimate skincare product and can offer numerous amounts of vitamins and minerals that are crucial for your skin's health. Serums are ultra-concentrated and are used to target specific skin needs. 

If dry skin is a concern, you should opt for hydrating cleansers. If your skin tone is a bit uneven, then you should look for a serum that has vitamin C. If you're trying to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, then whipping out a serum with retinoids may help you accomplish that. 


Skin Essence is gaining popularity in the skincare world, as of recently. Essence is a water-based product that is meant to deeply penetrate and hydrate, protect and boost the health of your skin. It contains a high amount of active ingredients. 

After cleaning and toning the skin, use a skin essence to rehydrate and replenish your skin barrier. Essence is supposed to help prepare your skin for other products you plan to apply. The essence shouldn't be the last step of your skincare routine. 


You should moisturize two times a day, minimum, in the morning and night. Some people use a different moisturizer for their nighttime lather than their morning one, but that's not to say you can't use the same for both. 

The only objective your moisturizer needs to achieve is moisturizing your skin, so there's really no need to completely switch them up.

Eye Cream 

Eye cream before bed can give your skin a rejuvenating glow. It can even out your skin tone, lessen the appearance of dark circles, and protect the under-eye area. Using a rich eye cream like our Miracular Eye Cream can visibly brighten your skin, reduce puffiness, under-eye bags, and signs of aging.

The area around your eyes is very sensitive, so you don't want to risk putting any product around your eye that can cause harm. 

Building Your Skin Care Routine

Having a specific procedure during your skincare routine is essential for your skin's health. The products you use are dependent on your skin type. You need to know your own skin to know what will work best for you. 

When you start building your skincare routine, you will buy more and more products. It might be trial and error for a few, but the best way to avoid wasting money is by having a good idea of what your skin needs before you purchase anything. 

Learning a new skincare routine for your night and morning can seem intimidating, but there isn't as much to remember as you may think. It's essentially the same order of products, just give or take a few here or there. 

More Skin Care Tips To Keep in Mind

Now that you know the correct order for your skincare routine, we have some insider secrets on ways you can get your morning and night skincare routines perfect. 

Use the Perfect Water Temperature 

The perfect water temperature is about balance. You don't want the water too hot or too cold. If you wash your face with super hot water, it can cause your skin to feel brittle as it strips away most natural oils on your face. 

Coldwater has its benefits, but it isn't the most enjoyable temperature, especially if you're washing your face first thing in the morning. Always opt for lukewarm water for the best (and most enjoyable) results. 

Don't Use Too Many Products

When you get invested in your skincare routine, things can get exciting. It's not uncommon for people to get ahead of themselves. 

No matter how badly you want to splurge on every skincare product you see at Ulta, try to resist. Stick to the essential — basically, everything we listed above. 

Don't Touch Your Face Too Often 

It's no secret that touching your face too often isn't the most sanitary. Touching your face too much can lead to breakouts as it's more likely for bacteria or dirt to get on your skin. 

If you're an avid face-toucher, and it's a habit you're unable to break, don't stress too much – you have an intensive skincare routine to whip your skin into shape. 

Create The Perfect Skin Care Routine With Nourishing Biologicals

Ever-glowing and clear skin is just around the corner. All that's left to do is follow the few simple steps we've provided you. 

At Nourishing Biologicals, we understand that building the correct skin care routine order can be challenging, if you don’t know where to start. That’s why we’re here to help. After all, how you implement your daily routine can help reduce the look of fine lines, wrinkles, and dullness for healthier-looking skin.


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