Building a skincare routine
Selecting the right products to create a natural skincare routine that's suited to your skin's needs can be overwhelming. There are many products and potential combinations, so we've broken it all down here for you.
STEPS TO FOLLOW
These are the three basic steps that should be included in any skincare routine:
Cleanse and / or exfoliate
Tone and hydrate
Moisturize with serum, cream and / or salve
What you will need
Here are the types of products that can be used in a daily routine:
A cleanser is used day and night to remove dirt, sweat and makeup and can have other benefits such as to soothe and hydrate.
An exfoliator is used a few times a week to gently resurface the skin, remove rough patches and barriers to absorbing hydration.
Toner is a liquid applied after cleansing. It adds another layer of hydration and helps skin to absorb a moisturizer applied afterwards.
Serum is a concentrated hydrating fluid that absorbs deep into the skin, and can be worn alone or layered under a lotion or cream.
Face Cream or Lotion
A face cream or lotion provides a protective layer on the surface. It seals in hydration from a toner and serum in the skin.
A salve is a concentrated, intensive moisturizer in a solid balm form. It deeply hydrates and protects skin from the elements.
You can build a routine for your body, too! Click here to shop our body care products.
Please refer to the product pages for each product for more detailed directions of use.
Types of Skin
Putting together a routine can be very personal and typically begins by taking note of your skin's hydration levels. Consider if you fit into one of the following categories:
Dry or Mature
May experience a tight or pulling feeling, rough patches and flaking
Comfortable feeling, no excess dryness or oil production
Can experience slight dryness and/or oiliness in different areas
Tendency to produce quite a bit of oil all over the face and no tight or dry feeling is present
Once putting together a routine, you will notice which products work best for you and how much or little of each you need to use in order to have your skin feel comfortable and hydrated.
The following chart shows which of our products are best suited for each of the skin types listed above:
ENJOY THE JOURNEY
Changing or creating a skincare routine can seem like a lot at first, but taking the time to find a few high quality products can make a world of difference. It's totally worth the time and energy, and once you find some key staples you'll never look back!