Step 1. Cleanse
Depending on the skin, using a gentle cleaner – something that is not too concentrated with gentle formulas – can help prevent dry skin. Using a gentle cleanser can help maintain the skin barrier, natural oils, and hydration. This will help the complexion look balanced and natural.
To take this to the next level, use the LED Sonic Pore Brush Face+Body. This vibrating sonic brush provides a deep clean in comparison to hand hashing and exfoliator combined. Deep cleans through makeup, dirt and oil. Provides smoother, brighter, cleaner skin and healthier skin.
Step 2. Treat
Vitamin C, HA, Kojic, or whatever serum or oil you love best for your skin. For best practices, it is often recommended to do at least three times a week. This will help even tone, texture and boost glow by helping unclog pores and exfoliate the skin. Do not mix AHA/BHA at the same time as retinol; it will cause drying and even skin damage.
Step 3. Moisturize
When it comes to achieving a glowing complexion, hydration is mandatory. To help hydrate the skin, think hyaluronic acid. If you have oily skin, opt for oil-free HA or squalene-based hydration.
Step 4. Eye Cream
Eye cream is not completely necessary unless your eyes are dark, puffy, or feel like they need that extra moisture. A mixture of caffeine, stem cells, growth factors and peptides are some of our favourite ingredients to see in an eye cream. Typically these can be expensive ingredients to use for your entire face. So investing in an eye cream with high-grade ingredients is well worth it. Your eyes, neck and hands are always the first to show age.
Step 5. Retinol (PM) SPF (AM)
A derivative of Vitamin A, also known as Retin-A, can be purchased as a medical-grade prescription or over-the-counter skincare. If you're new to retinol, begin between .01-.025 and work your way up. Retinol is the magic ingredient, stops acne, quickens cellular turnover, and is the only ingredient scientifically proven to soften lines and prevent ageing at the cellular level.