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Wondering what a solid skin care routine order is? Here's a quick breakdown

Want to get a solid skin care routine in place, but don’t know where to start? Good face care is more than just a question of the right products. Here’s a breakdown of all the skin care steps your routine needs – and the correct order you need to do them in.

Why is micellar water great for sensitive skin? The benefits and how to use it

What’s the *right order to do your skin care routine*? It seems like a straightforward question, but if you’re not sure of the answer your skin could be missing out. Read this guide to an easy-to-follow daily face care routine, and you’ll soon be sporting a smooth, glowing complexion. The 4 steps in summary are:

Step 1: remove makeup
Step 2: cleanse
Step 3: tone or exfoliate
Step 4: moisturise

How to get your skin care routine in the right order

Step 1: Remove makeup
If you wear makeup, this step should always be the first, no matter what your overall *skincare routine order* is. For sensitive skin or just to save time, try using micellar water instead of traditional makeup removers. Micellar water is super-gentle, but also highly effective at removing makeup and stubborn build-up. To take resistant waterproof makeup right off your face, pour a little Garnier Micellar Classic Water by onto a cotton pad, wipe your face, and be amazed. For delicate skin around your eyes, use Micellar Oil-Infused Cleansing Water for Delicate Skin and Eyes.

Step 2: Cleanse
If you’ve used micellar water, you don’t need to wash your face again as your skin will already be clean; Micellar water is formulated so you don’t have to rinse after use. If you want to leave your skin feeling extra cleansed, why not try Garnier Skin Naturals Micellar Cleansing Bi-Phase Water? 

Step 3: Tone or exfoliate
As micellar water actually draws out the impurities from your pores and the dirt from the surface of your skin, toning is another step that can be skipped if you incorporate this versatile product into your skin care routine. However, you should use a gentle exfoliating cream, light scrub or konjac sponge to remove dead skin, as needed. Pure Active 3 in 1 purifies, exfoliates and mattifies skin thanks to its expertly crafted formula containing zinc, pumice and clay. 

Step 4: Moisturise
Now you’re almost done with your routine and your skin’s already glowing! To keep it that way for the rest of the day, apply a moisturiser that’s suited to your skin type: dry, oily, combination or sensitive. Dryer skin types tend to do better with richer, more concentrated creams, whereas lighter lotions and gels suit oily skin types.