Developing an effective skincare routine can be challenging, especially with the variety of products on the market. If you are a beginner who just bought more than one skincare product, a few questions might arise: what goes on first, and what goes on last? Does the order of application even matter? 

The answer for the latter is yes, according to dermatologists and experts. The order of application matters as it affects the effectiveness of the products that you are using. 

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Celebrity dermatologist and founder of Lancer Skincare, Dr. Harold Lancer, whose clients include Kim Kardashian, Margot Robbie and Ellen DeGeneres, told Glamour that a correct order of skincare application is vital to keeping the skin healthy.