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Apply your skincare products in THIS order for maximum benefits

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Apply your skincare products in THIS order for maximum benefits

The RIGHT order to apply your skincare products: Exfoliate

After you cleanse, exfoliate if you need to. “I love exfoliating daily because daily we shed dead skin cells and it’s hard to get rid of them, so [if you exfoliate] you’re skin is always glowing. Then you want to use some toner,” says Tata Harper, creator of Tata Harper skincare.   READ MORE: How to pick the right foundation for your skintone

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Apply your skincare products in THIS order for maximum benefits

The RIGHT order to apply your skincare products: Exfoliate

Try Tata Harper Regenerating Cleanser ($93), at murale.ca. READ MORE: How to get the skin you've always dreamed of

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The RIGHT order to apply your skincare products: Serum

To optimize moisture levels, next apply serum because it is made up of smaller molecules, says Charmaine Cooper, education manager for Dermalogica Canada. These smaller molecules will penetrate deeper into the skin. Larger molecules, meanwhile, seal the skin. READ MORE: Like roses? This is the face mask for you

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Apply your skincare products in THIS order for maximum benefits

The RIGHT order to apply your skincare products: Serum

MultiVitamin Power Serum ($92), at dermalogica.ca. READ MORE: 14 skincare hacks for sensitive skin

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The RIGHT order to apply your skincare products: Eye cream, then moisturizer

Post-serum, always apply eye cream before moisturizer to avoid cross-contamination of larger/smaller molecules. (Eye creams are made up of smaller molecules than creams and lotions). Remember: your day cream should contain broad-spectrum protection of at least SPF 30.   READ MORE: 4 beauty trends to try this fall

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The RIGHT order to apply your skincare products: Eye cream

Caudalie Premier Cru The Eye Cream ($100), sephora.ca.   READ MORE: 14 skincare hacks for sensitive skin

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The RIGHT order to apply your skincare products: Moisturizer

Try Lancôme Bienfait Multi-Vital SPF 30 High Potency Daily Moisturizing Lotion ($61.50) at sephora.ca.   READ MORE: 7 questions you need to ask before having a facial

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The RIGHT order to apply your skincare products: Primer

“Always use primer before makeup,” says Cooper. “It’s going to help to sustain the moisture of the moisturizer.” To prevent any pilling, she recommends letting primer sit for two minutes before applying foundation. Primer is also an excellent standalone choice for people who don't like to wear foundation or tinted moisturizer. READ MORE: 7 beauty secrets from Gisele's makeup artist

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Apply your skincare products in THIS order for maximum benefits

The RIGHT order to apply your skincare products: Primer

Try Shiseido Glow-Enhancing Primer ($38), at shoppersdrugmart.ca.   READ MORE: How to pick the right foundation for your skin tone

Image by: ELLE Canada By: Carli Whitwell Source: Shoppers Drug Mart
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