2 Skincare routine

A great skincare routine helps your skin to keep balanced, fighting sun damage and oxidation by day, while hydrating and repairing at night. Try finding products with ingredients that will help your skin condition in every step.

If you have some areas that are dry and some areas that are oily, you might want to consider having 2 different types of products for these areas, or have a variety of face-masks that can aid your skin as it changes.

Morning Skincare

A great morning skincare routine aim to protect the skin against sunlight and sources of pollution like dirt, makeup, airborne pollutants and bacteria, that your skin is exposed to during the day. You can follow as many or as few of the following steps as you’d like.

1 Face wash
Wash your face gently with a face cleanser and lukewarm water. Carefully pad your face dry with a clean towel.

2 Toner
The purpose of a toner is to hydrate your skin, to make pores appear smaller and to control excess oil production. Apply the toner to a cotton pad and gently apply it to your face and neck. You can also apply essence which is a hybrid between a toner and a serum.

3 Serum
A serum is a highly concentrated formula that can help target your specific skin concerns. A great serum is often quite pricey, as it is a very concentrated mixture of active ingredients, but you also need very little pr. application, usually about 2-3 drops.

4 Eye cream
Apply a gentle eye cream with SPF 15 or above. Getting an eye cream with a high SPF, is the key to prevent sun damage and wrinkles around the eye area.

5 Day cream
Choose a day cream that fits your skin condition with SPF 15 or above. Preferably with antioxidants to protect the skin from oxidation and pollution. Apply a thin layer of cream to your face and let your skin absorb the product, until there isn’t any leftover product on your skin. Don’t forget your neck, upper chest and hands, as these areas are just as exposed – alternatively you can apply sunscreen or a moisturizer with SPF on these areas, if your day cream is on the pricier side.

Additional sunscreen
If you’re out in the sun all day, you need to reapply sunscreen at least every 2-3 hours for optimal protection. You can also use a moisturizing mist with SPF or reapply a mattifying powder with SPF for oily skin.

Nighttime skincare

A great nighttime skincare routine, is one that adds hydration and focus on healing and regeneration. You can follow as many or as few of the following steps as you’d like.

1 Makeup remover
Use a makeup remover or wipes to dissolve your makeup, and wipe it away gently with cotton pads or a soft cloth.

2 Face wash
Wash your face gently with a face cleanser and lukewarm water. Carefully pad your face dry with a clean towel.

3 Toner
The purpose of a toner is to hydrate your skin, to make pores appear smaller and to control excess oil production. Apply the toner to a cotton pad and gently apply it on your face and neck. You can also apply essence which is a hybrid between a toner and a serum.

4 Serum
A serum is a highly concentrated formula that can help target your specific skin concerns. A great serum is often quite pricey, as it is a very concentrated mixture of active ingredients, but you also need very little pr. application, usually about 2-3 drops.

5 Night eye cream
Apply a gentle eye cream that focuses on hydration and regeneration, without SPF, so fight skin damage and external intruders.

6 Night cream
Your night cream should aim to repair and hydrate your skin, without SPF. Don’t worry if the texture is feeling a bit heavy, it’s job is to nourish and hydrate. You should hydrate your skin, even with a light moisturizer if you have oily skin, since oil glands will produce more oil to compensate for the lacking moisture.

Weekly skincare

Exfoliation

Our skin naturally exfoliates dead skin cells every day, but this process is slowed down as we get older, or as the skin is being damaged by sunlight. The result is dull, dry, bumpy and flaky skin, with clogged enlarged pores, wrinkles or an uneven skin tone.

Exfoliate your skin 1-2 times a week, to gently remove old skin cells, making your skin feel fresh and bright. There are a variety of ways to exfoliate your skin with either psychical scrubs or acid peelings (which aren’t as scary as it sounds). End with your nighttime or morning skin care routine for optimal results.

Face masks/eye masks

Cleanse your face with lukewarm water, and pad dry with a soft towel. Apply the mask and leave it on, according to the package – then wipe away with lukewarm water. End with your nighttime or morning skin care routine for optimal results.

You can get a variety of facial masks, that combats different skin issues. You might even experience different problems from week to week, and that’s where a great selection of facial masks comes in handy.

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Professional treatment

If your skin is dull, bumpy, if you have an uneven skin tone or experience fine lines, it can be a great time to visit your local dermatologist. A deep exfoliation will reveal new skin underneath and kickstart your collagen production. There is a variety of treatments available, and your local dermatologist is sure to know which options would benefit you the most. Avoid going to spas or similar to get procedures done, as the workers are not required to have the needed education and experience.

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