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Order Does Matter: Steps To Make Clients' Skin Care Regimen Most Effective

Posted: July 12, 2012

The order in which you apply skin care products is the key to the product's effectiveness, according to the American Academy of Dermatologists. 

“Medications or treatments should be applied directly after washing your face,” said board-certified dermatologist Susan C. Taylor, MD, FAAD. “This ensures that the medications or treatments are properly absorbed by the skin. Otherwise, people may think a product isn’t working because it’s applied in the wrong order.”

Taylor recommends the following steps for skin care:

“It’s important for people to know that using several products at the same time may not only negate the benefits of each product, but also irritate the skin,” said Taylor. “Using too many products may cause redness, stinging and dryness of the skin, especially if an anti-aging product is included. The signs of aging may then be more noticeable.”

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