No matter how you go about it, cleansing your face should be your first priority—not only because it helps remove impurities and dead surface cells, but because every product you apply afterward will absorb better into clean skin.
Once your face is clean, it’s time to get down to business. The correcting step “is where the targeted treatment happens,” and can include masking, purging your pores and/or applying serums with concentrated ingredients to address a specific issue.
Yes, this is the part where we remind you to wear sunscreen every day—but protecting your skin is also about fortifying its natural moisture barrier. Maintaining the skin’s barrier is the most important thing you can do for healthy skin and the best way to do it is by using the right moisturizer. If your skin is feeling dry and tight, or if you have new flaky or sensitive patches, those are signs your barrier might be impaired.