Here’s a two-part weekly read about the ideal skin regimen you have for day and night.
Keeping heaps of skin care products and religiously applying them day and night requires commitment. Now we ask, does it matter in what and when we apply all these products to maintain healthy skin?
Applying skin care product in the proper order ensures that the skin receives the full benefits of each product. That is why sequence matters. The skin’s job is to keep things out, and most if not all of the skin care products need to be absorbed. All those ingredients will be beneficial for your skin. No matter how perfectly formulated and perfectly applied a product is, but only a small amount of the key ingredients can penetrate the skin.
The rule of thumb to swear by your heart is to apply the products with the thinnest consistency to thickest, from liquid to oil. Another, apply first the product with ingredients that are most important to penetrate the skin like antioxidants and serums then finish with the products that need to sit on top of it as your moisturizer.
Your Daytime Regimen
Starting your day with the right skin regimen is all about protection. From the sun, pollution and harmful elements. Leaving your peeling, healing, and correcting products especially with retinol at night.
Step 1: Cleanser
Splash your face with warm water then a gentle cleanser designed and suitable for your skin type.
ALWAYS pat dry, not wipe.
Step 2: Toner
Who’s guilty of skipping the toners? This is partly because there’s a lingering assumption are harsh and can irritate the skin. But that’s not the case anymore. The new breed of toners serves multiple purposes. It acts as a delivery system of antioxidants, vitamin B derivatives and even toning acid. Each type of toner has its purpose. It’s important to use the right kind for the right purpose and skin type.
Step 3: Eye Cream
When you enter your 20’s, it is best to start applying eye cream twice a day. For best result, consistency is the key. Regular use of eye cream over time will keep the eyelid skin elastic. It can also improve and prevent against fine lines or collagen loss. Nothing is magic. Results do not occur overnight. Don’t forget your sunglasses which also aids in protecting against UV-light damage not just for the eyes but the surrounding corners of the eyes from squinting.
Step 4: Moisturizer
Everybody needs a moisturizer. Even if the skin type is oily. It is best to apply moisturizer while the skin is still damp, so the sooner you go through applying your serum and treatment, the sooner you’re able to lock in the much-needed hydration with your moisturizer.
If you’re using an acne spot treatment, you may want to skip those areas when applying your moisturizer to make sure the ingredients in it won’t interfere with the active ingredients in your spot treatment.
Step 5: Sunscreen
The last step in your daytime regimen is Sunscreen. Recommended to be applied after the moisturizer. Sunscreen with zinc is safe. Effective and provides the broadest protection against UVA and UVB rays.
There are other products available in the market where the moisturizer and sunscreen are already combined. It not just save you more time but your budget too. Other sunscreens come with tint that can be good for your make up base or even skip your foundation.
Make sure to catch our next week’s content to read about the ideal Nighttime skin care routine. Also, check our website for treatments and services that will surely go the best hand in hand with your Daytime Skincare routine. Talk to us at our Patient Care Lines: (+632) 368 5238 | (+63) 917 862 7454 | (+63) 921 217 0517 for a FREE CONSULTATION or visit any of our clinics in Makati and Ortigas.