A MORNING SKINCARE ROUTINE

23 JULY 2023

 


Morning Routine:

  1. Cleansing:

    • Cleansing is the first step of any skincare routine. It helps to remove dirt, oil, impurities, and any product residue from your skin. The Cetaphil Cleanser is a gentle and effective cleanser suitable for most skin types. Begin by wetting your face with warm water to open up the pores. Take a small amount of the cleanser in your hands and lather it up. Gently massage the cleanser onto your face using circular motions, being careful not to tug or pull on the skin. After thoroughly massaging, rinse off the cleanser with water and then pat your face dry with a clean towel.
  2. Vitamin C Serum (5% Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate):

    • After cleansing, it’s time to apply the Vitamin C serum. Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that can brighten the skin, fade dark spots, and protect the skin from free radical damage caused by the environment. The 5% Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate serum contains a stable form of Vitamin C that is less likely to cause irritation. To apply, take a few drops of the serum and gently pat it onto your face. Avoid rubbing too hard, as Vitamin C can be irritating if you apply it too aggressively.
  3. Co-Enzyme Q10 + Peptides:

    • The Co-Enzyme Q10 + Peptides serum is designed to address signs of aging and support the skin’s elasticity. Co-Enzyme Q10 is an antioxidant that helps protect the skin from damage, while peptides stimulate collagen production for firmer skin. Take a small amount of the serum and gently massage it into your skin, focusing on areas that may show signs of aging or need extra care, such as the forehead, around the eyes, and smile lines.
  4. Moisturizer:

    • Moisturizing is crucial to keep your skin hydrated and balanced. The Neutrogena Hydro Boost Moisturizer is a lightweight gel-based formula that provides long-lasting hydration without feeling heavy or greasy. Take a small amount and apply it all over your face and neck. Gently massage it in using upward motions to help the product absorb into your skin.
  5. Sunscreen (Heliocare 360° Water Gel SPF 50):

    • Sunscreen is one of the most important steps in your morning routine. It protects your skin from harmful UV rays that can cause sunburn, premature aging, and even skin cancer. The Heliocare 360° Water Gel SPF 50 is a water-based sunscreen that is lightweight and won’t clog your pores. Take a generous amount and apply it evenly to your face and any other exposed areas of your body, like your neck and the backs of your hands. Remember to reapply every two hours, especially if you’ll be spending time outdoors.

SHOP MY SKINCARE ROUTINE

Heliocare - 360º Water Gel Sunscreen
SKIN Functional - 5% Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate - Inflamed Red Blemishes
SKIN Functional - Co-Enzyme Q10 + Peptides - Anti-Oxidant and Anti-Ageing Boost 30ml
Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser 125ml

 

Evening Routine:

  1. Cleansing:

    • In the evening, start by using the Cetaphil Cleanser again to remove any makeup, dirt, or oil that has accumulated throughout the day. Follow the same steps as in the morning routine—wet your face, lather the cleanser, massage onto your skin, rinse thoroughly, and pat dry.
  2. Co-Enzyme Q10 + Peptides:

    • After cleansing, reapply the Co-Enzyme Q10 + Peptides serum. This serum will continue to work overnight to support your skin’s natural repair processes and help combat signs of aging.
  3. Moisturizer:

    • Apply the Neutrogena Hydro Boost Moisturizer once more to provide your skin with the necessary hydration during the night. Hydrated skin is more resilient and better able to repair itself.

Weekly or As Needed:

  1. Exfoliation:

    • Depending on your skin type and concerns, you can incorporate exfoliation into your routine once or twice a week. Exfoliants help remove dead skin cells, unclog pores, and promote a smoother complexion. Make sure to choose a gentle exfoliator, as harsh scrubbing can cause irritation. Apply the exfoliator to damp skin and gently massage in circular motions before rinsing thoroughly.
  2. Face Mask:

    • Treat yourself to a face mask once a week or as needed, depending on your skin’s needs. Face masks can address various concerns, such as hydration, brightening, or deep cleansing. Follow the instructions on the mask’s packaging for the best results.

Remember that everyone’s skin is unique, so you may need to adjust this routine based on your specific skin type and concerns. Additionally, if you experience any irritation or adverse reactions to any of the products, discontinue use and consult a dermatologist for personalized advice. Consistency and patience are essential in skincare; it may take some time to see noticeable improvements, but sticking to a routine can lead to healthier and more radiant skin in the long run.