Let us admit it, skincare can be confusing, even the most minimalist of skincare routines call for a variety of products. Toners, serums, masks, so many names, which can make it intimidating to even start a proper routine because you feel scared you will botch it up – we’ve been there. Lucky for you, we compiled a helpful guide on the exact order that you should use ViolaSkin’s skincare products.
Step 1: Oil Based Cleanser
The first step to every skincare routine is to start with clean skin. Remember, the products you apply will only prove effective if they absorb properly, and that is only possible if you start with clean skin that is free of dirt, makeup, and other impurities.
Use an oil-based cleanser to get rid of any makeup and dirt on your skin. Please do not use makeup-removing wipes, because they do not clean your skin properly.
Step 2: Water-Based Foam Cleanser
Next up, it’s time for a water-based foaming cleanser that restores your skin’s pH balance so you have a clean slate to apply the remaining products on. A water-based cleanser neutralizes and removes any chemicals or oils on your skin so they do not react negatively with other products that you apply.
Step 3: Exfoliating or Hydrating Toner
Based on the type of skin you have, you can get either an exfoliating or hydrating toner. Most skin types do well with a hydrating toner, such as dry and combination skin types. In fact, even people with oily skin can benefit from a hydrating toner and they only reason you should use an exfoliating formula is if you have acne-prone skin.
Simply apply toner with a cotton pad or dab it onto your skin with clean hands. If you use an exfoliating toner, it most likely contains AHA and BHA, so wait for a good five minutes before applying anything else if you use this type of toner.
Step 4: Serum
If you are not familiar with skincare products, you’re probably confused as to what serums are and why you should make the extra effort of applying them. After all, is not it enough that you double cleansed your skin and used a toner.
Serums are highly concentrated formulas that contain antioxidants and hydration-boosting ingredients. They may not seem like the essential, but they do a lot of heavy lifting when it comes to looking after your skin.
If you are heading out during the day, apply an antioxidant-rich serum like ViolaSkin’s Vitamin C serum. It relieves inflammation caused by sun exposure and free radicals and keeps your skin looking bright throughout the day.
Before you go to bed at night, you will need something much more hydrating so your skin stays moisturized while you are asleep. This way you wake up with plump and supple skin. Opt for ViolaSkin’s Hyaluronic Acid Serum.
Since it does not absorb, it keeps a protective layer on the surface of your skin that keeps moisture from leaving. Hyaluronic acid can hold ten times its weight in water, so it’s your best option for supple skin with reduced appearance of fine lines.
Step 5: Eye Treatment
After you applied a serum, it is time for some special care for your eyes. The skin around your eyes is very delicate and is easily prone to wrinkling and discoloring, which explains dark circles and smile lines. You can opt for a lightweight eye cream that hydrates the area around your eye without weighing it down.
Alternatively, you can ditch the cream and choose ViolaSkin’s Anti-Aging Eye Serum instead. This lightweight serum contains hyaluronic acid and vitamin E that reduces puffiness and the appearance of dark circles. Hydrating the skin near the eye protects it from drying out, which would increase the chances of wrinkles.
Step 6: Moisturizer
After you apply an eye cream or serum, it’s time to lock in all those skin health-enhancing ingredients with a moisturizer. A balancing and nourishing moisturizer will keep all the products under a blanket of wholesome ingredients so they work even better.
The ViolaSkin Anti-Wrinkle Cream contains vitamin C, hyaluronic acid, green tea extract, and jojoba oil, all of which boost your skin’s health. It eliminates harmful free radicals that cause wrinkle formation and keeps your skin hydrated from the surface to reduce the appearance of fine lines.
The vitamin C in the formula helps with brightening the skin for an even tone.
Step 7: Face Oil / Retinol
After that, you should apply either face oil or retinol based on whether you are going out in the sun or going to sleep. During the day, you do not need retinol, so skip straight to face oil that locks in all of the products you used so they do not evaporate from the surface of your skin. We suggest something like ViolaSkin’s Argan and Coconut Oil that moisturizes the skin.
Since oils do not absorb or mix easily, they stay on the surface. At night, however, it is important that you apply a retinol-based treatment before using face oil. Retinol is a powerful ingredient that penetrates your skin to improve skin texture and hydration. Using something like ViolaSkin’s Retinol Serum can prove beneficial. Enriched with vitamin derivatives, it balances the skin environment for optimal repair conditions.
During the day, make sure to always finish off your skincare routine with sunscreen that protects you from harmful UVB rays. SPF is essential no matter what weather you are in – cloudy and snowy weathers. Not to mention, you can even suffer sunburn if you’re underwater.
Furthermore, make sure to cover up properly before heading out in the sun. Wearing loose-fitting and light-colored clothes do wonder to keep the heat at bay. Opt for UVB protection sunglasses and a wide-brimmed hat to keep your head protected from direct rays of sunlight.
Now that we properly outlined each step your skincare routine, you can effortlessly apply your ViolaSkin products without any confusions. Always be careful to follow the order exactly as mentioned if you want the products to turn out effective at improving vitality and reducing wrinkle appearance.