Buckhead Office

3379 Peachtree Rd NE, Suite 500

Atlanta, GA 30326

Mon. - Fri.: 7:30 am - 4:30 pm

Roswell Office

11755 Pointe Place, Suite B-2

Roswell, GA 30076

Mon. - Fri.: 7:30 am - 4:30 pm

Applying Skin Care Products: Order Matters!

Skin Care Roswell, GA

What is your daily skin care regime? There’s a good chance it involves more than one product, especially if you are a woman. Skin care products are designed to work within the skin. If you are not applying your products in the correct order, you may be wasting your time and money with products that never reach your skin or can’t penetrate the skin layer they need in order to do their job. To get desired results from your skin care regime and reap the most return on your investment, pay attention to the order in which you apply them.

Know These Rules

In general, there are a few basic guidelines when it comes to the best sequence of skin care product application:

  • Apply products with the thinnest consistency first and end with the thickest
  • Use liquids before oils
  • Start antioxidants and serums that need deeper skin penetration and finish with moisturizers that are okay to rest on top of the skin

Example of a Daytime Skin Care Regime

As you prepare your skin for the day, you may have multiple products on the counter. Again, it matters which bottle or tube you reach for first. In general, the following order (first to last) of common facial products are an effective and strategical order for maximum benefit:

  • Cleansers
  • Toners
  • Antioxidant serum
  • Acne treatment
  • Moisturizer
  • Eye cream
  • Sunscreen

There’s no hard and fast rule that every complexion deserves all of these products. However, if you can adhere to the proposed order of these skin care products that you do have, you can reap the most reward.

The Role of a Dermatologist

Last but not least, don’t dismiss the importance of seeing a dermatologist to evaluate and approve your skin care regime. As board certified skin care specialists, we may be able to more effectively treat your skin concerns without the excessive use of products. Our office offers prescription topical agents as well as in-office treatments for acne, facial aging, sun damage and more.  Call Olansky Dermatology in Atlanta today!

Posted on behalf of Dr. Jodi E. Ganz, Olansky Dermatology Associates
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Olansky Dermatology Associates – Atlanta Dermatologist
3379 Peachtree Rd NE, Suite 500
Atlanta, GA 30326
Phone: (404) 355-5484
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Buckhead Office

3379 Peachtree Rd NE, Suite 500

Atlanta, GA 30326

Roswell Office

11755 Pointe Place, Suite B-2

Roswell, GA 30076

Our Happy Patients

Olansky Dermatology Associates

4.7/ 5.0

Based on 229 reviews

Jenny S.

The doctors and PA’s are great and very knowledgeable. I never have to wait to long and the office staff is always very nice. I also take my son there and they are great with him as well. I would highly recommend Olansky Dermatology.

Kristen R.

Olansky Dermatology is wonderful! Our whole family goes. My daughter has had terrible eczema through the years and both my kids had mollescum too. They always make things better and spend time explaining whats wrong and how to fix it.

Mike D.

I recently had a couple appointments at Olanksy Dermatology and was seen by Julia Lee. Julie was excellent and quickly took care of the issue I was having with my skin. I would highly recommend Olansky Dermatology and especially Julia Lee to anyone in need of a dermatologist.

Tamima D.

My husband is a patient of PA Sharon Doering I appreciate all she did for my spouse. She’s very down to earth & made him feel comfortable. Sharon communicated in a way that he can understand.
Thank You

Lisa H.

I see the physician assistant Sharon Doering and she has drastically improved my skin! I highly recommend this practice and their brilliant thourough doctors. I finally have glowing skin!

Betty G.

I have had excellent experience at Olansky Dermatology. Dr Burger is meticulous and thorough and has a most pleasant and calm manner. I have every confidence in her and this office.

Cheyenne G.

Very kind and understanding people. Dr. Bellamy and her nurse took the time to listen to all my concerns and never made me feel rushed.

Kishan P.

I was actually running a bit late, but they were very friendly and knowledgeable about what was going on with my skin. And also very timely.I will definitely stick with them!

Khol S.

Very professional and pleasant staff. When I arrived at my appointment this afternoon I was informed that my doctor called out sick and they tried calling to let me know but I just recently changed my number so they were unable to reach me. The receptionist was so sweet and helpful. Instead of leaving and making a new appointment they fit me in without an issue and without any waiting.

Susan H.

Dr. Ilyas was highly recommended to me so I decided to change dermatologists. I am so glad as I am pleased with his expertise and his highly professional manner. I am also delighted with Emily Raville, Aesthetician. She does a wonderful job and I am recommending her to my friends as well. I am completely satisfied – can’t get any better than that!

Lindsay S.

I have been going to Olansky Dematology for many years now, whether for a specific problem, or just for a really great deep facial, and I wouldn’t consider going anywhere else. Every single staff member is knowledgeable and professional. The customer service I receive every visit leaves a positive and lasting impression. I always feel comfortable and at ease while I am there. Great staff!

Janet R.

I seem to live at this place! Whether it’s for an appointment with a doctor or for an aesthetic treatment, I am there frequently. I cannot say enough good things. Efficient, friendly, the best doctors, and a new aesthetic center with the latest in procedures and products to keep us looking almost as young as we feel. It’s always fun to see Emily and she knows just what to recommend.