Sometimes, it is the simplest tweaks that yield the most transformative results! Achieving radiant and healthy skin starts with incorporating the right habits into your skincare routine. In this blog we will discuss three essential practices that can transform your skin: double cleansing, exfoliation and sunscreen application. These simple yet effective habits are easy to incorporate into your daily regimen and will elevate your skincare routine to the next level.

Tip #1: Double cleanse in the evening

Cleansing is the basic building block of any skincare routine and arguably the most important step. In the evening, you are going to want to incorporate the double cleansing method. The double cleansing method is the process of cleansing the skin twice to remove any makeup, SPF or impurities from the day. The two-step process will ensure that the skin is thoroughly cleansed and prepped! The initial cleanse is typically done with an oil based cleanser or a balm to emulsify makeup, sunscreen, impurities and dirt from the day. Danucera’s Cerabalm is a fabulous multi-purpose cleansing balm that is made up of nourishing oils that gently but effectively break down grime to keep the skin supple and hydrated. Apply it directly on dry skin with dry hands and gently massage it into the complexion to melt away the day. Once everything has lifted, apply water to the skin to gently remove. Now that the skin is properly cleansed, you can go in with your second cleanse that is suited for your skin type or skin concern. The Lait S.R. from Biologique Recherche is a recent addition to their cleanser collection and makes for a great purifying option. For our, Lait U lovers the Lait S.R. is going to be the closest formula with the addition of being able to unclog and tighten pores and rebalance the skin’s pH. If you are looking for the right Biologique Recherche cleanser for your skin type and skin concerns read more here

Tip #2: Practice regular exfoliation

Exfoliation, whether using a physical or a chemical exfoliant such as exfoliating face toners will remove dead skin cells, unclog pores and promote cell turnover. Regularly exfoliating will improve the overall texture and tone of the skin, reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and prevent acne breakouts. How often you exfoliate and the method of exfoliation is dependent upon your skin type and skin concerns. Make exfoliation a regular part of your skincare regimen to keep the skin fresh and rejuvenated. While exfoliating can seem intimidating, start with some gentle yet effective like the Enzyme Cleansing Booster from MBR. This is an enzymatic deep pore cleansing powder that supports cell metabolism and promotes the detoxification process, boosts cell regeneration and reduces impurities. It is recommended to be used 1-3x a week as a boost to any routine! An exfoliating mask option that has become a favorite for us is the Tri-Botanical Revival Masque, which contains a combination of lactic acid, asiatic acid and mandelic acid. This formulation is specifically made to target the effects of photo-damaged skin and the appearance of uneven skin texture. It can be used two ways, either as a 20-minute mask or as an overnight treatment atop of a moisturizer. The results from this mask are instant, the skin is left luminous, brighter and regenerated. 

Tip #3: Don’t forget SPF!

Sun protection is not just about the products you use, it’s also about the application! Apply thoroughly and often to the lips, hands, face and ears and wear protective clothing. SPF is essential year round, but especially in the summer when the sun rays are the strongest. This is an often forgotten step because people are expecting a white cast and unpleasant texture, however, there are many available that are light and leave the skin radiant. First, the EltaMD UV Clear Broad-Spectrum SPF 46 is the perfect choice for anyone worried about breaking out from their SPF. This is formulated with high-purity niacinamide to reduce the appearance of blemishes and discoloration on the skin. Additionally, this lightweight formula is fragrance-free, paraben-free and non-comedogenic.  For those looking for an all-in-one treatment option, Valmont’s latest Daily Veil SPF 30 provides anti-aging benefits and daily protection against UV rays. It is a comprehensive solution, combining moisturizing, firming and smoothing while delivering high performance UVA/UVB protection. 

By integrating these key habits, such as double cleansing, exfoliating and diligent sun protection into your skincare routine, you will be left with enhanced skin health and radiance. Double cleansing in the evening will ensure the skin is properly cleansed and prepped, regular exfoliation boosts cell turnover for healthy skin and sunscreen is a must, always! 

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