Do you know the 4 steps of a skincare routine?
With a new year just starting, and lots of personal health goals being laid out, I want to make sure you are making selfcare a part of those goals too. Going to the gym and eating healthy are so important, but make sure you are also taking some time to relax with a little selfcare. This can look like quiet alone time in the mornings, meditation, reading, soaking in a bath, skincare, masks, etc.
Today, I want to chat a bit about a form of selfcare: skincare! Just like your workouts, it’s important to get into a good routine, because let’s be honest, when our complexion looks good, we feel great, and more confident!
A skincare routine or regimen has four steps:
1. Cleanse. You want to start your routine by using a good cleanser to wash away any makeup or impurities. It’s important to have a clean face before completing the next three steps.
2. Prep. Next you want to use an essence or toner to prep your skin for maximum product absorption. Typically you would press an essence into your skin and apply a toner with a cotton pad.
3. Treat. This is where your serum comes into play. Serums have a concentrated amount of active Ingredients, targeted to achieve different results. (reduce fine lines, brighten skin, etc.)
4. Protect. Lastly you use a moisturizer to lock in hydration.
A few extras to elevate these above four steps…
Bonus Step. Eye cream. You can use an eye cream morning and/or night to target fine lines, dark circles, etc.
Bonus Step: Day vs. Night Cream. You can use two different moisturizers. A lighter one for the morning, that makeup will apply nicely over. A thicker night cream before bed that works while you sleep.
Bonus Step: Vitamin C. I mention this because I love this ingredient, in both an oil and serum for bright, bright skin!
Bonus Step: Sunscreen. It’s so important to use sunscreen to protect our skin in the mornings.
Lastly, if you are taking the time to prioritize your skin, you want to make sure you are using high quality products with safe ingredients that are good for you. I love the EWG’s Skin Deep Database as a resource for checking how your current products rate on a safety scale.
I hope you have found this post helpful. If you ever want help navigating the ingredient labels on your products, please reach out!
Below, I’ve also laid out the specific products I use for my skincare routine if you want to check it out.
My Personal Skincare Routine:
2. Prep. This essence is my favorite. It’s a product/step I never knew I needed until I tried it, and now, cannot live without it!
If you have any questions on the products I use, or want help in building your own skincare routine, I’m happy to help. You can also take a skincare quiz here, to learn more about your skin type and the products best for you.