Toner, Serum or Cream? - Weekly Scoop January 9, 2006
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TONER, SERUM OR CREAM?

If you’re not sure which products to use and in what order, Toronto dermatologist Dr. Lisa Kellett helps you sort out your skincare conundrum. 

Step1: Use a cleanser with exfoliating beads to get a better cleanse. If you use eye makeup remover, use it after you cleanse, as most of the time a cleanser will remove makeup as well. 

Step 2: Use your treatment cream or serum next. This can be an acne treatment, anti-aging product or a vitamin-based treatment such as A or C. “You want the active product to be on clean skin so it can penetrate easier,” says Dr. Kellett 

Step 3: If you’re not going to use a treatment cream, use a toner after cleansing. But refrain from using a toner after a treatment cream. 

Step 4: In the morning, apply a sunblock after the treatment. You may want to use a moisturizer underneath your skin feels dry. 

Step 5: In the evening, skip the sunblock and apply a moisturizer.

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