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The Best Method for Layering Your Skin-Care Products to Get the Most Out of Them

It doesn't have to be complicated.

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It doesn't mater if you have the most legit, well-vetted skin-care routine out there — there's still a way to screw it all up. But I'm not here to be all Debbie Downer about the fact that the order in which you're using your toners, cleansers, serums, moisturizers, oils and creams could, in fact, be rendering them all somewhat useless. I'm here to help set you straight! Well, blogger Marianna Hewitt and her latest beauty tutorial are.

The video, which Hewitt posted to YouTube this week after struggling to figure out her own skin-care steps, goes through the best plan of attack for a nightly beauty routine. And Hewitt did her homework to make sure she had it all juuuuust right.

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Her rule of thumb is simple: "Think about applying products from lightest to heaviest consistency," says Hewitt. 

To see the entire process, watch the full video above. 

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