Step By Step: The Ultimate Skincare Regime

Committing 2 minutes, twice a day to your skin care routine is all that you need to maintain healthy, younger looking skin. A step-by-step routine allows the skin to breathe and makes it more receptive to each product you apply. Read up on, or watch our easy-to-follow four-step skin care routine designed to maximise the effect of your skin care.

1. CLEANSE
Cleanser - The first step in the routine is to cleanse the skin from all impurities and remove dead skin cells. This allows products to be better absorbed and deliver optimal results. Use a cleanser morning and evening to remove make-up, excess oil and other impurities.

2. TONE
Toner - Toners soothe and balance the skin’s moisturize level and prepare the skin to better absorb other skin care products. Use a toner to remove final traces of make-up and to leave skin feeling moisturised and tightened, with less noticeable pores.

3. EYES
Eye Cream - The skin around the eyes is thinner and more delicate which means signs of ageing appear earlier. Eye creams are lighter in texture and penetrate more easily into the skin. They are fragrance free to minimise irritability. Use an eye cream morning and evening to target the eyes’ specific needs such as fine lines, dark circles and puffiness.

4. BOOST
The best way to boost the effect of the day and night creams is to use a serum. Serums contain a higher concentration of active ingredients that penetrate deeper and faster into the skin to deliver even better results. Use the serum every day, before the day and night cream.

5. MOISTURISE
Day Cream - Finish your morning routine with a day cream, to moisturise and protect the skin against external aggressors such as pollution. Make sure you use an SPF in the morning to protect your skin from harmful UV rays. Apply over face, neck and décolletage for maximum protection. Avoid the eye area as it has already been treated with eye cream.

Night Cream - At night your skin is resting and recovering, so it is more receptive to the powerful ingredients in your night cream. Apply to a clean face after the serum, to help restore the skin’s youthful appearance.

 

Words by: Photographs by: Craig Teunissen