A dermal therapist and skincare expert has answered the most-commonly-Googled skincare questions, including how long it takes for a new routine to work and what is the correct order to apply your products.
Yadira Cauchi, from Melbourne, said she is faced with clients' questions every single day.
While it can help to Google specific queries, there is nothing better than consulting a professional like a dermatologist.
A dermal therapist and skincare expert has answered the most-commonly-Googled skincare questions, including how long it takes for a new routine to work (Yadira Cauchi pictured)
1. How should I 'layer' my skincare?
The first - and most frequently asked - question is how you should layer your skincare for the best results.
'The rule of thumb for this is to apply your products in order of thinnest to thickest texture after cleansing, eg: cleanser, mist/toner, serums, moisturiser, oil and sunscreen,' Yadira wrote for Adore Beauty.
While this can work in theory, she also recommends you consider your skin concerns and the specific product ingredients, too.
For example, if you are using products with 'active' ingredients like serums, apply them in order of your main skin concerns.
A sample morning routine could be cleanser, eye cream, watery mist or toner, antioxidant serum, hydrating serum, moisturiser and sunscreen, Yadira explained.
A night regime might involve double cleansing, eye cream, mist or toner, your choice of treatment and then moisturiser.
Yadira (pictured) said skincare regimes take time to work, usually a minimum of four weeks to see any kind of results
2. How long does it take for a new routine to work?
When you start a new skincare regime, it can be tempting to get impatient around how quickly it's going to work.
But Yadira said while it might be hard to know, it's important to realise that skincare 'takes time'.
'Generally speaking, products take minimum four weeks to "work",' she said.
But if you're using something like Vitamin A or Vitamin C, they need to work at a 'cellular level' - and so this can mean months of repeated use.
'There are some products that deliver noticeable, superficial results, and quickly, like hydrating serums that can give the skin an instantly plumped or softer appearance,' Yadira said.
The same can be said of some exfoliators - because they work on the surface layer of the skin to make it shine.
But on the whole, remember that skincare is no quick fix and you need to give it time to work its magic.
3. How can you get 'glowing' skin?
Glowing skin is something almost everyone is after, but it can be hard to achieve.
If you want to try to make your skin glow at home, Yadira recommends you cleanse regularly and remove your makeup properly, exfoliate and keep your skin hydrated with moisturisers and serums.
Finally, make sure you get seven to eight hours of sleep per night, and you'll see it on your skin.
The dermal therapist (pictured) ideally recommends exfoliating at night after cleansing and before applying any serum or moisturisers
4. When should you exfoliate your skin?
The last question Yadira looked at is when you should exfoliate your skin for the best results.
The dermal therapist ideally recommends at night after cleansing and before applying any serum or moisturisers.
She said how often you do it depends on your specific skin concerns.
'Generally speaking, less is more. Start with once a week and then work your way up to alternating nights or every night if you have robust skin,' she said.
To find out more about Yadira Cauchi, please visit her profile here.