Who doesn't love having great, smooth, spotless skin? It is truly a blessing for those who seemingly possess great genes and naturally have fantastic skin. Nowadays, skincare is a much-discussed subject that has gained popularity rapidly over the last 5 years.
Previously, women were less informed of caring for their skin. Celebrities, too, in fact, rarely endorsed any skincare products. The thing which had more importance was ensuring their makeup looked on point during screen time.
The downside to this was that the heavy layers of makeup applied on their face continued to damage the skin and its layers underneath as they all lacked proper care and maintenance. This resulted in fine lines, hyperpigmentation, dark spots, dry skin, dark circles, and, worst of all, acne.
Fortunately, we now live in an era where skincare is widely available and essential for our routines. Thanks to beauty gurus and social media influencers, the importance of skincare and demand for its products is growing significantly faster.
The benefits of skincare are just phenomenal. Every woman in their everyday lives should consider taking care of their skin. It boosts self-esteem, makes you feel good, gets you more confident about yourself, and makes your makeup glide and ends up looking 10 times better! Not to mention you could slow down the skin aging process as the right skincare products could you a more youthful appearance.
It doesn't matter if you're a housewife, a working woman, married, and have kids who are well into their teenagehood. Practicing a good skincare regime is exceptionally crucial for your self-esteem and inner peace.
To assist you with just that, we've jotted down the best skincare routine you can adapt to instantly change the way your skin feels and looks.
Where do I start?
Okay, so you're probably wondering if you need to have a skincare regime, you must have some skincare products on hand. While there are a ton of beauty gurus out there advertising for the 'perfect skincare line,' you need to assure you find something that suits your skin type and ends up doing what the packaging claims to do.
How to correctly layer products?
You might have to play around with the products before determining what is the best sequence. A standard routine consists of using the thinnest products and layering it to the thickest. However, you also need to look out for products that are likely to penetrate faster than others and then top it off with relatively thick products that just sit on top of your skin.
Step 1: Cleansing or Double cleansing
Cleansing depends on the time you perform your skincare routine. Daytime skincare routines often do not require much cleaning, so a soft mild cleanser would do; however, it is advised to double cleanse at night. Both of them serve a common purpose: to eliminate all the excess buildup, dirt, and oil sitting on your skin overnight or throughout the day. Double cleansing is when you use a cleansing oil that removes and dissolves your makeup before you go in with a regular mild facial cleanser that is not too harsh for your skin type.
You could also consider using a light facial scrub in place of a cleanser. This will exfoliate your skin at the same time. However, ensure that you do not do this more than 2 or 3 times a week or as per your skin's requirement as overdoing it could dry your skin, and that will lead to more oil production from oil glands throughout the day.
The first step is always essential for your skin, looking fresh, and ensuring your skin is well-primed before you proceed with the rest of your skincare routine.
Step 2: Toner
Toners are mainly light-weight and have a serum-water like consistency. It may in the form of a mist or something that you have to dab off with a facial cotton pad. The purpose of using a toner is to hydrate your skin and nourish it with all the essential and active ingredients. Since it has a thin consistency, make sure you apply this before all your creams and thicker products. This step is optional if you are already using moisturising products in other steps of your routine, such as our Anti-Aging Restorative Serum.
Step 3: Eye patches
Eye patches are essential to depuff your eyes to not look tired and puffy throughout the day. This is especially useful after a good night of sleep or even on days when you are restless. We highly recommend using the Firming Anti-Wrinkle Eye Patches, which contain collagen to delicately nourish and hydrate the under-eye area.
Simply apply to the clean under-eye area and leave them to rest for 10-15 minutes while enjoying your leisure time. Discard after use. You may use this eyepatch 2-3 times a week for faster and better results.
Step 4: Serum
Next in line, we have another crucial product - the serum. It is another way of hydrating the skin cells and rejuvenating skin layers. Anti-Aging Restorative Serum will allow your skin to restore its moisture barrier and protect it from stress and environmental damage.
Simply shake the bottle gently and apply 2-3 pumps or as needed onto your plans and spread across your face evenly. Press the product into the skin, so it seeps through and gets absorbed. Use may use this every day as per of your day and night time routine.
Step 5: Eye cream
This is more of an optional step, primarily if you already used the eye patches, so you are good to skip this step. However, using an eye cream can make a visible difference in skin creasing and crow feet (the creases on the corner of your eyes when you smile) and dark circles. It also serves the purpose of protecting your gentle under-eye area from other harsh skincare products.
Gently rub in a pea-sized amount of the eye cream and apply in circular motions following your eyes' natural depression with your ring finger.
Step 6: Night cream or Face Cream
The kind of cream you use here typically depends on when you are performing your skincare routine. Your nighttime routine would require a night cream, whereas a daytime routine would need a face cream. This is the final step to the skincare routine, and considering it is relatively thicker, it is advised that you use this in the last of your regimen.
For daytime, we offer Essential Renewing Face Cream. It is a cream that seeks to hydrate your skin while deeply nourishing it and reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles that are present. It protects every kind of skin type, so all you women out there having trouble finding an ideal product that works for your skin type; this is precisely what you need.
Take a dime-sized amount of the product and gently warm it up between your fingers until the colors become translucent. Gently spread evenly across your face and the neck area by going in circular motions following the direction of your natural skin texture.
It supports collagen production and restores your skin's soft texture by moisturizing it, so your skin remains plump, firm, and tight, giving you an overall youthful glow.
Just as essential, night cream is also a necessary part of your skincare. Try the Advanced Repair Night Mask loaded with Snailbloom's snail mucin.
Your skin goes through a lot throughout the day. Lack of sleep, pollution, blue light, and UV are factors that impact your skin. The snail mucin reduces such harmful effects to your skin, so you end up having healthy, bright looking skin. Your skin will remain fresh, and you will wake up to soft, dewy, glowy skin every morning.
Night mask reduces all the visible signs of anti-aging, including dryness and lines, while simultaneously working with the ingredients that help refresh your skin, giving off a refined appearance. It is a must-have for all skin types.
Bonus product: Sheet face mask
Lastly, we have the Face Sheet Mask. This is not something you need to use every day, but it is excellent to use before special events or even twice a week to further enhance your skin.
We're sure this skincare routine is perfect for all your skincare problems, and the products used in this are some of the finest that we're sure will not disappoint you in terms of leaving your skin looking fresh and rejuvenated.