Maintaining a consistent and effective skincare routine is essential for achieving healthy and glowing skin. With the abundance of skincare products available today, it can be overwhelming to determine the best order to use them.
However, following a structured and well-thought-out skincare regimen can make all the difference. Here's a comprehensive guide to the best order of skincare to help you achieve your skin goals.
Cleansing: The foundation of any skincare routine starts with cleansing. Use a gentle oil cleanser to remove dirt, makeup, and excess oil from your face. This step prepares your skin for the following treatments and ensures they can penetrate more effectively. Remember that oil cleansers must be applied to dry skin and removed with a warm facecloth.
Treatments: This step can include serums, essences, and other targeted treatments like vitamin C or retinol. These potent formulations address specific skin concerns such as fine lines, dark spots, or acne. Use them sparingly and as per the product's instructions.
Eye Cream: Delicate skin around the eyes requires special attention. Gently apply an eye cream to address concerns like puffiness, dark circles, and fine lines. Use your ring finger to dab the product lightly.
Moisturiser: Hydrating your skin is vital for maintaining its barrier function and preventing moisture loss. Choose a moisturiser suitable for your skin type, or a moisturiser (like our Nourishing Moisturiser) suitable for all skin types.
Night Cream (PM Routine): At night, you can swap the regular moisturiser for a nourishing night cream. These products often contain ingredients that promote skin repair and rejuvenation as you sleep. This is certainly true for our Youthful Glow Intensive Hydrating Treatment
Facial oil: The heavier the product, the later it comes into your skincare routine. Facial oil is the perfect end to your skincare regime. It seals in all of the amazing ingredients and moisture that you have so lovingly layered on. Having said that, Velettà Rejuvenating Oil is still light enough to use under moisturiser so don’t worry if you prefer using it before rather than after.
Sunscreen: Protecting your skin from harmful UV rays is a crucial step in any skincare routine. Apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen with at least SPF 30, even on cloudy days, to shield your skin from premature aging and reduce the risk of skin cancer. As well as using a sunscreen as part of our morning skincare routine, we love the powder sunscreens you can apply over the foundation during the day.
Weekly Treatments: Consider adding exfoliation and masks to your routine once to three times a week. Exfoliating helps remove dead skin cells and promotes a brighter complexion, while masks can provide additional nourishment and address specific concerns. At Velettà, we have a manual exfoliator (to be used once a week) that sloughs off dead skin cells and produces baby-soft skin and a chemical exfoliator (to be used once to three times a week) which uses vegan lactic acid to de-bond dead skin cells and allow skin to glow.
Lip Care: Don't forget your lips! Use a lip balm or treatment to keep them moisturised and protected from environmental stressors.
Adapt to Your Skin's Needs: Skincare is not one-size-fits-all, and your skin's needs may change with the seasons or other factors. Pay attention to how your skin reacts to different products and adjust your routine accordingly.
Remember that consistency is key in skincare. It may take time to see significant results, so be patient and stick to your routine. Additionally, it's essential to patch-test new products and consult with a dermatologist if you have specific skin concerns or conditions.
A good skincare routine starts with cleansing, followed by targeted treatments and a thorough burst of hydration. Remember to protect your skin with sunscreen during the day and customise your routine with weekly treatments and adapt as needed. By following this comprehensive guide, you can achieve radiant and healthy skin that will be the envy of others.