Aside from being wise to what products and ingredients you allow on your face, knowing the proper order of application is vital in having a skin care routine that actually cares for your skin.
It’s easy to look at your skin care shelf and just layer all those products on and wish for the best. But a huge part of the benefits you can get relies on the order of the routine. And failure to do so can hinder the performance of the ingredients on your skin or worst, cause even more problems.
But let’s face it, the skin care world is quite confusing and overwhelming. That being said, as experts in the health of the skin, we believe that everyone should have knowledge in creating a step by step skin care regimen that works.
That’s why Glossy USA recommends this skin care routine sequence that you should follow in order to completely benefit from all the efforts and purchases you are making. By doing this, you can finally see results and be confident in the nourishment you are doing for your skin.
The goal of everyone for anyone who wants radiant glass skin is to eliminate dirt that has accumulated on the face which causes breakouts. It makes the skin a clean slate for all the ingredients you’re about to apply on it. Therefore, cleansing should always be the first step.
To begin cleansing, grab the Glossy USA’s Glass Skin Hydrating Foam Cleanser that deeply penetrates the skin and eliminates dirt and impurities without leaving your face dry. This cleanser is specially formulated with calming natural extracts and nourishing lipids that are essential to preserving the integrity and elasticity of the skin, which tightens pores and lightens complexion.
Apply a small amount of the cleanser to wash your hands and make sure your face is damped. Gently massage the cleanser over your face until the consistency turns to foam and rinse well with lukewarm water. We recommend massaging the cleanser on your face for at least 30 seconds.
Toner / Cleansing Water
After cleansing, dry your face from extra water using a clean and soft cloth and it’s time for the second step which is toner or cleansing water. The purpose of this step is to remove the remaining impurities, oil, and makeup. It is important to choose an alcohol-free solution that won’t dry out your skin which can result in even more problems.
The Glass Skin Deep Cleansing Water is a multi-action water-based cleanser that gently cleanses your face and removes excess oil without drying your skin. It is formulated with rosemary leaf extract that is proven to help with elasticity, control oil production and has anti-aging elements.
Relating to the previous step, toners allow the skin to have better absorption for the third step that is face serums. Face serum is the most active item in your routine since this is where the ingredients are most concentrated. It is essential in maintaining a healthy-looking and radiant skin.
Glossy USA’s Glass Skin Refining Serum penetrates deep into the skin to develop your best looking glass skin. It hydrates, cools, and firms the skin and contains licorice root extract that fades dark spots and serves as natural sun protection. Apply 3 to 4 drops around your face and gently massage the formula to your face.
What most people know is that oil causes breakouts and though that is true to some extent using facial oils to promote the nourishment of healthy skin is recommended especially when applied properly. The goal of every skin care regimen is to effectively cleanse, treat and hydrate the skin so don’t think that any form of oil should be stripped off your face. But be extra cautious in what oil you allow on your face.
It is important to know that daytime oils are more lightweight and easily absorbed by the skin, while night time oils are more rich and heavy.
This part of your routine can be flexible depending on your condition and most troubled area. Since your under-eye skin is extremely thin and vulnerable, it’s often that this area is where the signs of aging start to show up first. The use of eye cream will slow down the signs of aging. We suggest the use of a product designed to strengthen and brighten the fragile skin around the eyes.
If you are not having any issues yet with the skin around your eyes use a daily hydration cream that is much lighter but successfully hydrates and brightens the skin. For a more targeted solution, use an eye cream that contains vitamin C that is a much active ingredient in skin brightening.
If you’re well informed about the skin care world, you know the importance of using moisturizers every day. No matter how oily you think your skin is, you need moisturizers to actually benefit from all the products you apply to your face. Leaving your face properly hydrated every day can promote elasticity, tighten pores, and brightens skin.
But the kind of moisturizer to use depends on the skin you have. A person with dry skin can use rich and heavy cream moisturizers but if you have a combination of oily skin, we recommend using a water-based moisturizer that is less heavy.
This final step is often overlooked and forgotten by some but consults any professionals and they will insist on a consistent application of sunscreen to protect you from early signs of aging.
If you are looking for a multi-purpose sunscreen that hydrates while offering anti-aging benefits, use Glossy USA’s Sunblock Foundation SPF60, a tinted sunscreen that offers SPF 60. It also provides protection against exposure to ultraviolet rays. It contains camellia Sinensis leaf extract that reduces the risk of skin cancer, fights acne, and has anti-inflammatory properties.
Skin care Routine Amplifiers
These routine amplifiers or boosters are concentrated skin care products formulated with one particular active ingredient at a significantly higher concentration. It is aimed at major skin issues such as wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, and dehydration.
These products should not be a part of your regimen every day and only recommended at least once or twice a week.
Exfoliants are done immediately after cleansing and before toning. It usually comes in the form of a facial scrub. But be careful in choosing a good granular scrub. Make sure it is gentle and won’t cause microtears to your skin. Its main purpose is to help eliminate dead skin cells on the surface of the skin, contributing to softer, brighter skin.
This process is done after washing and toning. Apply a mask that targets a particular problem of your skin. Whether it be for hydration, brightening, or elasticity.