Skip to main content

You wake up, wash your face with the best facial cleanser on the market, then stare blankly into your arsenal of beauty products as you wonder,

Is there an order in which all of these beauty products should be applied?

It’s okay, you’re not alone. At Precision Skin Institute in Davie, one of the best dermatologists in the south Florida area, we get asked this question every single day – at least! Sure, there are products that combine both SPF with moisturizers, however, if you’re using both products separately, it’s important to have an effective skin-protecting and beautifying strategy. 

First and foremost, it’s important to remember that sunscreen is a necessary skin-saving component no matter the weather, time of year, or type of skin you have. Recent statistics show that one in five Americans will develop skin cancer over the course of their lifetime, and each year there are more new cases of skin cancer than the combined incidence of cancers of the breast, prostate, lung and colon.

If your sunscreen is a formulation of chemical components, meaning it contains oxybenzone or avobenzone, most experts agree that it should be applied first. This kind of sunscreen needs to be applied to fresh, clean skin, and make contact with skin cells.  It needs time to be absorbed in order for the chemical components to activate, become effective and truly protect your skin from harmful UV rays.If your sunscreen isn’t chemically-based, however, and contains titanium dioxide and/or zinc oxide as the main skin-protecting ingredients, feel free to save it for last and allow your skin products to penetrate your skin and work their magic. 

As for all of the other skin-perfecing products you should be using on a daily basis, we have a plan for that, too!

The best morning skincare routine:

  1. Cleanse and tone face
  2. Apply eye cream with growth factors or stem cell stimulators
  3. Protect your skin from environmental toxins by adding an antioxidant serum into the mix. (Precision Skin Institute recommends CE Ferrulic Acid or Biopelle Daily Growth Factor)
  4. Moisturizer
  5. Sunscreen
  6. Makeup – the kind that won’t clog your pores, of course!

And for the best nighttime skincare routine, Precision Skin Institute recommends:

  1. Using a gentle makeup remover 
  2. Cleansing the skin with a skin cleanser that is right for your skin type
  3. Applying eye cream
  4. Applying a growth factor, HAI booster, or stem cell factor cream. 
  5. Using a moisturizer for deep hydration before hitting the sheets!

Don’t forget to check out our product shop for some of the best skin products around, and of course, schedule a skincare consultation with any one of our skincare professionals to determine the best plan for your face.

At Precision Skin Institute, healthy skin means a very healthy YOU!