Just like everything else in your busy life, your approach to caring for your skin needs a plan, otherwise you are likely to skip steps, find excuses, or just not do it at all. The result? All those fine lines and wrinkles will creep up on you before you know it. So why not take a second and develop a skincare routine that will take you from day to night in just a few easy steps?
Step 1: Wash your face. Seems simple enough, but clean skin is not only happier, but is also ready to better absorb the rest of your skincare products, making them more effective. Try a cleansing duo ideal for your skin type which deep cleans pores by dissolving trapped sebum with a nutrient-rich cleansing oil, then gently exfoliates and tightens pores with an herbal toner.
Step 2: Apply a serum. Serums are basically where science meets nature and skincare magic happens. Highly active and more concentrated, serums are designed to improve skin tone, texture and overall health. One of our favorites? C Power. This age-fighting, super-powered vitamin C serum does it all—brightens, fights aging, gently exfoliates, and protects.
Step 3: Moisturize No matter what your skin type, moisturizing is one of the most important steps you can take each day. Look for a product that hydrates, plumps, and nourishes dehydrated skin with all-natural ingredients––the goal is to protect and seal in hydration, helping your skin get through the day looking great.
Step 4: Add some eye cream It may seem like an extra step when you already are moisturizing, but remember the eyes are the first place most people show their age. Don’t neglect this delicate area, instead gently pat on a nutrient-rich eye cream designed to reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles, giving skin a firmer, tighter appearance while reducing puffiness.
Step 5: Practice safe sun You’ve probably heard this before but it’s worth repeating: Sun protection is a skin care routine must. In the morning, apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or higher—after your moisturizer but before applying makeup.
Step 1: Remove all your makeup. Let’s just keep it real, sleeping in your makeup is a bad idea. Not only does it cause clogged pores, it can result in premature aging. It can also lead to acne flare ups, and dry, red, itchy skin. Use your cleansing duo again at night to best prepare your skin for sleep.
Steps 2-4: Repeat After you remove your makeup, follow the same steps as your morning routine. Since sleep is the time when your skin repairs itself, it’s just as important to follow all these steps at night as it is during the day.
Step 5: Add an anti-aging treatment Nighttime is one of the best times to add an anti-aging treatment to your routine. Consider an essential oil designed to help stimulate regeneration, visibly reduce age spots and give skin a firmer look. Essential oils are made with antioxidant-rich plant extracts and nothing else––completely pure in their formula. To use, just put 5-7 drops of oil into moist hands, rub together and smooth into clean face and neck, avoiding eye area.