The short answer? You don’t have too.
If a skin care product is formulated correctly, it should work well in a variety of situations.
Any skin care product that is dependent on what comes before or after in the application process should be sold as a kit.
When building your skincare routine, pay attention to the active ingredients in each product instead of the brand.
Your daily routine should include a retinol for evening, a vitamin c serum (or other antioxidant) for day, and a good physical SPF. These can be from the same brand of three different brands that each work well for your skin.
The idea that products need to work as a team was very popular in the 80’s and 90’s, it’s nothing more than a dated sales pitch!