As promised in Part 3: Effective Treatment of Acne Scars, we are discussing the importance of having a good morning skin care routine. The morning skin care routine may seem like a hassle and unnecessary – after all, you only slept and did nothing, right? Wrong! Daytime skincare should protect and preserve your skin from external aggressors such as air pollution, sun exposure and dirt, as well as sweat and stress.
The right morning skin care routine should nourish the skin so that it stays healthy; moisturize it so that your skin looks radiant and bright; and protect it from the stress it receives daily. After all, you cannot create a youthful complexion later on – you can only maintain the one you have now.
Consistent action produces consistent results. The best way to see results with your skin is to keep coming back time after time, day after day, and sticking with it. Our 5-step morning routine aims to protect your skin from external pollution, sweat, dirt and stress!
Step 1: Morning Cleanser
Your skin regenerates itself throughout the night as you sleep – expelling toxins and impurities while it works. The buildup of toxins, dirt and oil can lead to clogged pores and subsequently breakouts and blackheads; thus deep-cleansing your skin straight after you wake up is an absolute must.
The 2 Creamy Soft Mask Morning Cleanser acts as more than a cleanser – Kaolin, a natural clay, is used to absorb the impurities your skin released during the night. This instantly refreshes and purifies the skin to better absorb the protective skin care products in the later steps. It also uses Ivy Extract and Strawberry Extract to stimulate the skin’s metabolism and increasing your skin’s ability to defend itself against external aggressors.
Vitamin B6 strengthens the skin’s hydrolipid barrier and minimizes transepidermal water loss for naturally hydrated skin. The 2 Creamy Soft Mask also refines, soothes and softens the skin with the use of Allantoin so that you see smooth, radiant skin every morning.
Step 2: Toner
Our skin’s pH levels are optimal from between 5 to 6 – slightly acidic. Toners restore the skin to its natural pH and refines the pores to reduce the penetration of impurities into the skin. A good toner should not only be able to do all the above; it should be able to intensively protect the skin.
The 64 Silky Soft Lotion contains active ingredients like Algae Extract and Sea Lettuce to support the skin’s ecosystem and intensively moisturize and sooth the skin. Rich in minerals and trace elements, the skin is balanced and restored to its natural pH level to preserve the cutaneous ecosystem.
Step 3: Serum
A serum is like the undergarments of your skin care routine: containing finer molecules that can penetrate the skin deeply and deliver a high concentration of active ingredients, it is essential to increase the effects of your moisturizer. Serums are therefore lighter than moisturizers as it needs to penetrate the skin deeply to prep your skin for the moisturizer that will address your skin care needs.
The 340 Lumin’Eclat Silky Serum contains an innovative cocktail of phyto-ingredients rich in lipids and sterols to give a fresh appearance to a full complexion and minimizes the first fine lines and wrinkles. Vitamin E and Hyaluronic Acid neutralizes free radicals and protects your skin from UVA and UVB damage, while plumping up the skin for a smoother and firmer look. Your skin is boosted with nutrients for a radiant glow.
Step 4: Moisturizer
After putting on your undergarments, you need clothes to protect yourself. Moisturizers act like clothes to protect your skin against external aggressors, as well as help you achieve your skin goals. Whether you have oily skin and want to mattify your complexion, or dry, dull skin and need a hydrating boost for the radiant glow, the right moisturizer should help you achieve that goal.
The 360 Lumin’Eclat Silky Cream is vital to protecting your skin from dust and pollution. Using a complex of Grapeseed Extract and Vitamin E to help the skin regenerate after external exposure, your skin is well protected and taken care of. It also contains Liposomal Cress and Soya Complex to refine and even out the complex for a smoother, brighter complexion.
Step 5: Sunblock
Last but not least, a sunblock is essential to protecting your skin from sun exposure and UV damage. Sun exposure is one of the biggest culprits for premature ageing and pigmentation – which is preventable if a good sunblock is used. UVA rays are most commonly associated with skin aging; causing fine lines, wrinkles and age spots that make the skin look older – and can pass through glass, thus exposure is inevitable even if you stay indoors. UVB rays cause sunburns after prolonged exposure. Thus, a good sunblock should be able to protect the skin against UVA and UVB rays, as well as strengthen the skin.
The 97 SPF 50 Anti-Pollution Sunblock does more than that – it is a multi-protection shield containing active ingredients to protect the against external forces. White Peony Extract protects the skin against free radical damage; Vitamin B3 reduces age spot formation and Hydrolyzed Yeast Extract moisturizes the skin by stimulating the synthesis of Hyaluronic Acid in the skin.
Skincare is teamwork: every step has a different function to protect your skin for a beautiful complexion.
Morning skin care routines protect the skin; night skin care routines nourish the skin so that it has enough nutrition to fully regenerate the skin cells through the night. Stay tuned for our next post where we discuss the importance of a good night time routine ;)