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Skin Care Basics (Creating your Routine)

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It's crucial to understand the basics of skincare and how to use it properly to maintain the health and beauty of our skin. Having a solid skincare routine can go a long way in keeping our skin healthy and looking its best, so let's make sure we're taking care of it the right way!

That's why I'm here to help guide you through the basics of skincare and how to properly use it.

The good news is that with some work. you'll be able to get the brows of your dreams in no time!

Cleanse your face twice or thrice daily!

Cleansing our face is one of the most important steps in taking care of our skin. It helps remove dirt, oil, bacteria, and dead skin cells that can clog pores and cause breakouts. Use a makeup remover or cleansing balm/oil to remove makeup followed by your facial cleanser. Also, make sure to use a facial wash that fits your skin type.

A gentle everyday face wash that dissolves all dirt and makeup while being hydrating.
*How to use: Leave it on your skin for a few seconds and rinse with clear water. Due to its concentration, only a small quantity is needed.

A gentle, clarifying face wash for men and women of all ages and skin types.
*How to use: Moisten face and neck with water. Apply a small amount of Cleansing Complex to moistened hands. Rub hands together and massage cleanser over face and neck. Rinse thoroughly and pat dry. For best results, follow the complete iS Clinical skin care regimen.

A gentle, pharmaceutical grade cleanser that cleans and purifies the skin by removing dirt and oil.
*How to use: Massage onto damp face and neck with fingertips. Rinse thoroughly with water. Use twice a day.

Facial cleanser that foams away dead skin cells and calms and soothes the skin
*How to use: Use lukewarm water to thoroughly cleanse your skin.

Makeup Removers:
Turn the task of removing makeup into a soothing, relaxing, nourishing experience. Enjoy the calming scent of Orange Oil and Chamomile while Hamamelis and Aloe Extract gently dissolve away makeup on your eyes and anywhere on your face. Bladderwrack Extract, Fennel Extract, and the special blend of Amino Acids refresh and tighten the skin for a rejuvenated look.
*How to use: Apply a generous amount to a cotton pad and gently remove eye makeup, leaving lashes until last. For stubborn makeup, you can briefly rest the soaked cotton pads on your eyelids to dissolve makeup for easier removal. Follow with cleanser.

This light and silky cleansing oil transforms into milk to effectively remove waterproof makeup, impurities, and pollution. Natural seed oils and botanicals help nourish and smooth to reveal softer, brighter, and fresher-looking skin.
*How to use: Pump into the palm of the hand and apply directly onto dry skin. Gently massage over face and eye are to loosen the makeup. Add warm water to emulsify and rinse thoroughly.

Exfoliating your face once or twice a week.

If you're new to exfoliating, start out by doing it once or twice a week and see how your skin reacts before increasing frequency. Do not overdo it! Using a new product on your face is always risky, so follow the manufacturer's instructions carefully and do a patch test before applying any product to your skin.

This is an all-new pearly gel texture that turns into oil and then milks with a soft delicate fragrance. The skin texture is refined. The skin is clear and smooth. The complexion is even and luminous.
*How to use: Cleanse dry skin and then apply a thin layer all over the face avoiding the eye area. Leave for 5 minutes and then massage gently with your fingertips until the product liquefies. Rinse with water watching the milky appearance. Gently dry and then tone. Apply once or twice a week.

A purifying exfoliating treatment that promotes the elimination of pimples and blackheads.
*How to use: Once or twice a week. Apply Sebium Exfoliating gel on your lightly moistened face. Massage for 1 to 2 minutes using circular movements. Rinse thoroughly, then dry gently. Avoid the eye contour area.

A luxurious gentle exfoliating cleanser that works to refine the pores to reveal fresh, healthy skin.
*How to use: Mix a little exfoliating cleanser with a drop of warm water in the palm of your hand and work it in light circular movements over your face, neck, and decollete. Rinse away with warm water before patting skin dry and treating it to Hydrating Rose Radiance Skin Serum. Finish by sealing in the moisture boost with Hydrating Revitalising Face Oil.

The most powerful Restorative Gel improves tone, texture and pigment, reduces fine lines, mitigates damage from free radicals, increases collagen production and helps restore skin's proper moisture balance.
*How to use: When starting afa Restorative Gels, begin with either Acne Care or Gel Mild, as they are formulated with the lowest concentrations of highly potent afaLUXE and will allow skin to acclimate to daily use. After cleansing, dispense no more than a dime-size amount of gel onto hands. Rub hands together to evenly distribute. Then, apply to the entire face. When using this product for the first time, apply it, and leave it on for two hours. Then, rinse. If no irritation occurs within 24 hours, future applications may be left on overnight. Discontinue use if irritation occurs. Do not spot treat, as that may cause irritation.

Always use a toner after the facial wash!

A toner can help calm down the irritation caused by these products and restore your skin's natural pH levels. It can also help to remove excess dirt and makeup from your face so that you get cleaner results from subsequent steps in your routine (like moisturizers).

To use, apply to a cotton pad or pour directly onto the palm of your hand. Then apply it on your face in upward motions or gently dab it.

A facial toner that protects the skin and prepares it for your moisturizer.
*How to use: Shake bottle well before use. Apply in the morning and evening with a soft cotton pad after thoroughly cleansing the face.

A mild, alcohol-free toner that gently lifts away the dead skin cells, debris, and makeup residue leaving the skin feeling toned and invigorated.
*How to use: After cleansing, apply to face and neck with a cotton pad. Do not rinse off. Use twice daily.

An ultra moisturizing toner that exfoliates, plumps, tightens, brightens and firms the skin.
*How to use: After cleansing, add 3 to 5 pumps to the palm of your hand and gently pat into your face, neck, and décolleté. As a part of your Agent Nateur holi (trinity) ritual: Follow by mixing a dash of holi (c) with 3 spritzes of holi (water) or filtered water and apply to the complexion. To finish, massage holi (oil) into the face, neck, and décolleté. Suitable for all skin types.

Apply your serum!

Serums contain active ingredients that treat and prevent specific skin concerns, such as acne or aging. It is important to identify what your skin concern is in order to find a serum that will address it.

For Acne

Skin Redness

Dark Spots

Dullness and Uneven Texture

Enlarge Pores

Uneven Skin Tone

Do not forget your eye treatment or eye cream.

Using an eye treatment or eye cream can help reduce wrinkles and dark circles, making you look younger and more radiant. The skin around your eyes also needs extra tender, loving care is the thinnest and most delicate on your face so you need to gently apply the products around your eyes. Apply the eye treatment after serums and before moisturizers. Do not apply products to your eye area that is not specifically formulated for the delicate skin around your eyes.

Undereye Puffiness

Dark Circles

Always use a moisturizer!

It helps to lock in all of the moisture that you've just added to your skin with a serum and also makes your skin soft and supple! If you have oily skin, use a light or water-based moisturizer during the day. But use a heavier moisturizer at night. This is because your skin will be more prone to absorbing moisture at night, so it's important to make sure that you're not going to leave your skin feeling dry in the morning.

Day Moisturizers:
A natural anti-aging and moisturizing benefits from a variety of sea life that nourishes, moisturizes and protects the skin.
*How to use: Cleanse and Tone. Apply Hydra 5 B-Complex or Skin Hydration Complex. Apply Cellex-C treatment product of choice (when using Serum, reverse steps 2 and 3). Apply Sea Silk Oil-Free Moisturizer liberally to the face, neck, and V of the chest. Avoid direct contact with eyes. Apply sunscreen if required. May be used morning or night.

This lightweight, fast-absorbing gel delivers the benefits of pure soluble native collagen derived from marine sources, with low molecular weight hyaluronic acid.
*How to use: After cleansing, gently pat dry the skin. Apply a small quantity on the face and on the neck. Allow gel to penetrate for one minute, without massaging it in. Follow with appropriate Eltraderm moisturizer. Use in the evening or as recommended by your skincare provider.

TIPS: If you're using our other serums or gels, and love to layer your products, after cleansing the skin, use the Eltraderm Native Collagen products first. Wait until each product has penetrated before the next application.

A lightweight moisturizing day cream formulated with antioxidants and moisturizers to increase smoothness while diminishing the signs of aging. Skin is glowing, nourished, and hydrated.
*How to use: Cleanse and tone your face and apply any lightweight serums and target products before use. Apply Daily Age-Defying Moisturizer once a day in the AM and follow with sunscreen.

A general rule to follow when layering products is to apply them from thinnest to thickest texture.

A facial cream that quenches the complexion and provides a supple, silky skin.
*How to use: Morning and evening, after cleansing the skin and spraying LOTION YON-KA , apply CRÈME 28 on the face and neck. Its safe and user-friendly tube presentation makes it an easy daily beauty step.

Night Moisturizers:
Improves skin elasticity and protects the collagen networks within the dermis.
*How to use: At night, after a thorough cleansing of the skin with the appropriate Laboratoire Dr. Renaud cleanser and toning lotion, apply a small quantity of Prevention Collagene to the face and the neck. Massage in with light effleurages.

A rich emulgel that revitalizes and rehydrates the skin, leaving the skin feeling smooth and evens out fine lines.
*How to use: Morning and night, after a thorough cleansing of the skin, apply a small quantity to the face and the neck. Massage in with light effleurages.

For dry to very dry skin: for a noticeably softer, suppler complexion, more skin firmness, reduced wrinkles, and less redness.
*How to use: After cleansing the skin, in the morning and evening, thinly and evenly apply as day and night care to the face, neck, and décolleté. Gently massage in.

TIP: Highly suitable as an exclusive anti-aging massage cream in cosmetic treatments.

To reveal visibly renewed skin, which appears rested and younger in the morning.
*How to use: Apply in the evening, after your serum, to the face and neck. Avoid the eye contour. Suitable for sensitive skin. Can be applied in a thick layer for a “relaxing modeling massage” using the Sothys exclusive application technique, then massage in the excess.

Do not forget to use SPF during the day 15 minutes before sun exposure!

Whether you are going out or just chilling inside your home, always use sunscreen with an SPF of at least 35 but also consider whether you will be in a hot or cold climate. Also, remember to reapply sunscreen at least every 2 hours.

A lightly tinted facial mineral sunscreen that offers cosmetically elegant sun protection with a matte finish.
*How to use: Apply liberally 15 minutes before sun exposure.

- After 80 minutes of swimming or sweating
- Immediately after towel drying
- At least every 2 hours

Children under 6 months: Ask a doctor.

A lightweight tinted sunscreen that protects the healthy collagen from sun exposure and aging.
*How to use: Apply each morning to the face, neck, and decolletage. Reapply at frequent intervals and after swimming or towel drying.

This sunscreen is packs a big punch with broad-spectrum UVA and UVB protection SPF 50 and is formulated to soothe and support your skin's essential processes.
*How to use: Apply liberally 15 minutes before sun exposure. Reapply as needed or after towel drying, swimming, or sweating.

A silky sunscreen that provides broad-spectrum UVA/UVB protection with a sheer, soft-touch texture that spreads evenly on the skin.
*How to use: Apply daily to face, neck and chest. Apply liberally and evenly 15 minutes before sun exposure. Reapply at least every 2 hours or as needed after towel drying, perspiring heavily or washing. For use on children less than 6 months of age, consult a healthcare practitioner. Use a water-resistant sunscreen if swimming or sweating.

The 100% mineral sunscreen filters provide broad-spectrum UV protection and skin enhancing benefits to soothe and calm sensitive skin. Ultra-lightweight, formula absorbs quickly into skin with no white residue.
*How to use: Apply generously and evenly to face and neck 15 minutes before sun exposure. Reapply every 2 hours or after 40 minutes of swimming or perspiring and immediately after towel drying.

Treat your lips too!

Apply a lip balm that contains sunscreen to protect them from UV rays and also apply lip treatments before bed so that the product has ample time to work its magic. You can also use a lip scrub once or twice a week to remove dead skin cells and improve the appearance of your lips.

Lip Balms
An ultimate lip protection that protects the lips while looking glamorous.
*How to use: Apply to lips. Reapply as needed.

This nourishing formula blends the bioactive botanical ingredient kiwi seed oil with nutrient-rich avocado oil to help keep the skin of the lips healthy and hydrated. Ultra-rich in Vitamin C and Omega 3, this conditioner helps to keep lips soft and plumped in appearance because it protects against water loss and increases the surface lipids.
*How to use: Apply as a primer and conditioner under your favourite lipstick, or as an instant moisture boost at any time of day.

Emollient lip care that provides immediate relief and protection against chapped, flaky, cracked lips.
*How to use: Apply to the lips as often as necessary. May be applied under lipstick.

Lip Scrub
The very first Lip Scrub flavor Sara ever made! The iconic and inviting scent of creamy vanilla bean is truly a comforting classic.
*How to use: Massage onto lips using a firm, circular motion. Wipe away with a tissue. Follow with The Lip Slip One Luxe Lip Balm or your preferred lip treatment.

Lip Treatments
A repairing beauty balm solution that nourishes, soothes, and protects lips, leaving them soft and beautiful all day long.
*How to use: Apply an even layer to the lips. Reapply as often as needed.

This richly hydrating, peptide-boosting and anti-aging serum concentrate restores a healthier barrier and luminosity to the delicate skin of the eyes and lips.
*How to use: Gently apply a small amount with a fingertip around the eye and lip area.


Source: Beauty Within | How to Build An Effective Skincare Routine for Clear Skin: All Skin Types




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