How many steps in your skincare routine depends on what you’re trying to treat or correct. Even so, there are fundamental steps that you should do every day. Think of these as your non-negotiable and essential steps to the perfect skincare routine at home.
Cleansing your face.
If you want your skincare routine to work hard for you, then cleansing your skin is essential.
Sounds easy enough, but we are always amazed at how many people go to bed without cleaning their skin.
Glowing skin starts with cleansing properly both morning and night.
The type of cleanser you choose will depend on your skin type. Oily skin may require the help of a low foaming cleanser, whereas normal to dry skin is better suited to milk cleansers.
Regardless of your skin type, we recommend a pre-cleansing oil to dissolve makeup, dirt and pollutants, followed by your recommended cleanser.
Benefit Clean is a gentle cleanser that’s more than just a face wash.
Rich in antioxidants, this lightweight gel facial cleanser refreshes and awakens the skin by delicately removing impurities.
Skin is left feeling soft, healthy and clean—never dehydrated or stripped. Perfect for everyday use and gentle enough for sensitive skin.
Once you’ve completed your double cleanse, your skin is ready for the next step.
To tone or not to tone?
While toning is not essential, many modern-day toners are lightweight essences assisting the skin with better product absorption.
They include vital active ingredients such as niacinamide, while others are for exfoliating the skin.
If you’re using a toner make sure it’s alcohol-free. Apply after cleansing and before everything else. Once again, depending on your skin’s specific needs, we’ll guide you on the best toner for you.
Skin EssentiA Botanical Infused Moisturising Toner is your pre-moisturise.
Containing Niacinamide, Sodium PCA and botanical antioxidants.
This toner prepares the skin by increasing the moisture balance of the skin as well as being very protective against environmental stressors.
You’re now ready to add a serum.
There are many different serums, and the actions on the skin can vary widely.
Serums with antioxidants such as vitamin C and other protective ingredients are best used during the day, providing the skin with extra support.
Exfoliating serums that contain AHA or BHA’s are best used at night after your toner and before moisturising your skin and, depending on the concentration, may only need to be applied a couple of times a week.
If you’re using a retinol serum, apply it at night as vitamin A’s potency can be diminished by UV light.
One of the most important nutrients assisting in the slowing of premature ageing by promoting collagen synthesis and supporting overall skin health.
A powerful antioxidant serum containing Vitamin C and peptides to improve the resilience and strength of the skin and help promote skin elasticity and a glowing appearance.
Moisturising your skin.
With so many moisturisers on offer, it can be confusing.
Which one is right for you? Generally, we recommend a lightweight moisturiser during the day with a more emollient cream at night.
Your moisturiser softens the skin, improves moisture levels and assists in sealing in any other serums you’ve applied to your skin to enhance product absorption.
When the skin is struggling to retain moisture and feels dry and dehydrated. Instantly plump up the skin with this luxurious and hydrating silky cream.
Environ’s Focus Care Moisture+ Super Moisturiser provides additional moisture for up to 72 hours and gently boosts the skin with a combination of antioxidants and hydrating peptides.
A weekly mask treatment.
A great way to give the skin a pick-me-up glow is with a weekly mask.
Masks can have various benefits to the skin. Some provide an intense exfoliating treatment and are perfect in-between your visits to the clinic.
In contrast, others can be loaded with super actives to rejuvenate the skin to restore its natural luminous glow.
The ultimate indulgent home treatment mask. Used weekly, MasquErase will help restore your skin’s youthful glow.
With its potent blend of active ingredients including intense hydrating boosters, marine phycosaccharides, niacinamide and Canadian Willowherb.
The Tri Bio-Botanical Revival Masque has a unique combination of ingredients formulated to specifically target the effects of photo-damaged skin and the appearance of uneven skin texture.
This dynamic mask leaves the skin feeling smoother and looking younger with a healthy radiance. Comes with brush for easy application.
Sun protection every day.
Protecting your skin from the sun is non-negotiable—every day, rain, hail, and definitely shine. Once you’ve applied your serums and moisturiser, you can apply your broad-spectrum sunscreen.
If you’re using a chemical sunscreen, apply 20 minutes before sun exposure and reapply throughout the day.
If you’re using a Zinc sunscreen, once applied to the skin, you have immediate protection reflecting UV light off the skin.
Remember to apply an even application all over the face, including your neck (back and front) and your decolletage.
UberZinc (SPF15/PA+++) is a hydrating moisturiser formulated with 21% pure zinc oxide offering broad-spectrum UVA and UVB solar protection.
Your number one anti-ageing product, the non-comedogenic formula does not clog pores and has added pure green tea for its potent antioxidant properties.
Synergie Skin is only available at our clinic.
RAD SPF15+ A lightweight moisturising sunscreen with a sun protection factor of 15 for daily protection.
RAD SPF15+ provides full broadspectrum protection to prevent damage to the skin caused by both UVB and UVA radiation from the sun.
A lightweight super-hydrating moisturiser with physical sun protecting benefits, Hydra Shield SPF 15 is packed with potent skin-protecting antioxidants, skin hydration and nourishing oils.
Cleanse, Tone, Serum, Moisturiser and Protect.
These are the basics and ‘non-negotiables’ of a perfect skincare routine.
However, you’re unique, and so is your skin, and we’re here to help and guide you on what’s best for you.
The best place to start is with a skin consultation to analyse your skin and then we can recommend the perfect routine for you.
See you soon,