The time is NOW to put your best face forward in 2020!! Chances are that you have set some new goals for this new and exciting decade that we just entered, but don’t forget about your skin! How long have you had your current regimen? Is it from a decade ago? Our skin changes not only with the different seasons, but also as we age throughout our life.
Maybe you don’t even have a routine? Don’t worry, I am here to help! This is your chance to hit the restart on your skincare routine. Learn how you can simplify your skincare routine and take the guesswork out of which products you should be using by incorporating the best 3 Step Skincare Value Kit right for you!
What is Your Skin Type?
It’s crucial to know what your skin type. If you don’t use the right skincare for your skin type it can throw everything off and not really be effective and in some cases can even make things worse!
It can be difficult to determine whether you have a normal, dry, oily, combination or sensitive skin type. With all the buzz surrounding different skincare products for specific issues, the list of signs to look for keeps growing. Not to mention your skin is changing seasonally, plus it can also change with age. For example, younger people are more likely than older folks to have a normal skin type.
Your skin type depends on things such as: How much water is in your skin, which affects its comfort and elasticity. How oily it is, which affects its softness. Finally, how sensitive it is.
If you are unsure about what skin type you have, I have some steps to help you determine just that. You can see them here: STEPS TO HELP YOU DETERMINE YOUR SKIN TYPE.
What is Your Commitment?
How important is your skin to you? I always tell all of my clients that I am a safe zone and most feel comfortable sharing with me that they know they probably should care more about taking care of their skin but aren’t really sure how to or even what products they need.
So many clients that I work closely with felt that for years they got away with not having a routine, but notice that as they age things start to change. Today I am going to keep things BASIC because I want you to all have a starting point, or base.
A basic skincare routine that everyone should have involves just 3 products. Everyone should be using a cleanser, toner & moisturizer-twice a day. Next month I will dive into what to add in to help with certain skin conditions. But first things first; Can you commit to just 3 steps?
Step 1. Cleanse
Using a cleanser meets the skin’s basic need to be free of excess oil, dirt, and pollutants. If these impurities are not removed, you may experience dull, sallow skin; clogged, inflamed pores that can discolor and scar; or free radical oxidation that can damage cells, affect healthy cell renewal, irritate the skin, and initiate hyperpigmentation. To avoid these negative effects, cleansing should be performed twice daily.
Emulsify a small amount in the palms of your hands and message onto skin in a circular motion. Rinse with luke warm water.
Step 2: Tone & Neutralize
This is the skip that so many clients skip, because they don’t always know why they need to do it. It is actually a very important step because toning fulfills a basic daily need by preparing the skin to receive the benefits from other products. It should be performed twice daily, after cleansing. Toning works in several ways. It calms and soothes the skin; toning also minimizes the appearance of pores and balances the skin’s pH.
You can either apply it to a cotton round and gently apply to your face, or if it has a sprayer, you can spray directly onto the skin. If you use a cotton round, you’d be surprised at how much you may see that you missed with your cleanser as it will remove any additional traces of dirt.
Step 3: Moisturize
The basic function of moisturizers is to help treat your skin when it’s dry and prevent it from drying out again. Moisturizers do this by holding water in the stratum corneum, the outermost layer of the skin. But they have other functions as well. They can help protect your skin from the environment — applying moisturizer creates a barrier on your skin that keeps oils from escaping and harmful outside elements from causing dryness or irritation.
All skin types need to use a moisturizer-even oily skin! In fact, sometimes your body will produce MORE oil due to a lack of moisture. So this step shouldn’t be skipped .
Dab some moisturizer onto specific parts of your face. Using the first two fingers of your dominant hand, apply dabs of moisturizer onto your face in the key dry areas such as your: forehead, cheeks, nose, chin, and neck.
Spread the moisturizer around the rest of your face. Using the first two fingers of each hand, spread the moisturizer upwards and outwards from each dab on your face. Use a swirling motion to blend the moisturizer into your skin. It’s usually easiest to start at your neck, and work your way up your face to your forehead.
Which Products Are Best For You?
Now that you know your SKIN TYPE, AND WHY & HOW you should use them, you are probably wondering what you should use. This seems to be the most confusing part so I have chosen my favorite 3 piece skin care value kits and have broken down which are best for the different skin types. The best part is, each of these kits are discounted!
Ideal for all skin types | Ages: 18+
LUMIÈRE DE VIE® SKINCARE VALUE KIT
This Skincare Value Kit is ideal for ages 18 – 30 with dry skin type, ages 31 and older with normal skin type, and ages 51 and older with combination/oily skin type.
It offers over 9% in retail savings compared to purchasing the products separately. The Lumière de Vie Skincare Value Kit includes a cleanser, toner, and moisturizer that work together to cleanse impurities while reducing the appearance of rough, dry skin and supporting normal collagen production for skin that is even toned, hydrated and radiant. This kit provides a complete regimen for basic skincare.
Ideal for dry, mature, uneven complexions | Ages: 31+
CELLULAR LABORATORIES® SKINCARE VALUE KIT
The Cellular Laboratories Value Kit is ideal for those ages 31 and older with normal to dry skin types and offers over 9% in retail savings compared to purchasing the products separately.
The Cellular Laboratories Value Kit includes a cleanser, toner and moisturizer with anti-aging ingredients that cleanse, tone and moisturize, while protecting the skin from the environment and free radicals. This kit provides a complete regimen for basic skincare.
Ideal for combination and oily skin types | Ages: 18–50
TIMELESS PRESCRIPTION® & SKINTELLIGENCE®
SKINCARE VALUE KIT
The Timeless Prescription and Skintelligence Value Kit is ideal for adults with combination and oily skin types and offers over 10% in retail savings compared to purchasing the products separately.
The kit includes Timeless Prescription Facial Exfoliating cleanser to gently cleanse away excess oil and dirt without tightness; Timeless Prescription MDI Firming Activator to increase cellular water retention for toned skin; Skintelligence Alpha 24 Triple Revitalizing Complex to moisturize and soften skin. This kit provides a complete regimen for basic skincare.
Ideal for normal and sensitive skin types | Ages: 18–30
The Skintelligence Value Kit is ideal for ages 18–30 with normal & sensitive skin types and offers over 10% in retail savings compared to purchasing the products separately.
The Skintelligence Value Kit includes a cleanser, toner and moisturizer that work together to penetrate beneath the surface to cleanse impurities and maintain the skin’s natural pH balance, while moisturizing the inner tissues for smooth, firmer-looking, hydrated skin. This kit provides a complete regimen for basic skin care.
Ideal for reactive/sensitive skin types | Ages: 31+
SKINTELLIGENCE® & VITASHIELD® SKINCARE VALUE KIT
The Skintelligence and VitaShield Value Kit is ideal for adults with sensitive skin types and offers over 10% in retail savings compared to purchasing the products separately.
The kit includes Skintelligence Hydra Derm Deep Cleansing Emulsion that gently penetrates the skin to remove dirt and impurities; Skintelligence pH Skin Normalizer that helps skin maintain a normal pH level to protect against pollutants and environmental conditions; and a VitaShield C & E Intensive Moisturizer which uses a liposome delivery system to distribute antioxidants to the lower layers of the skin. This kit provides a complete regimen for basic skin care.
Ideal for all skin types-Especially Men | Ages: 18+
LUMIÈRE DE VIE HOMMES® & SKINCARE VALUE KIT
Skincare for the modern man starts with the Lumière de Vie Hommes Skincare Value Kit.
This bundle includes a cleanser, anti-aging treatment, and moisturizer that work together to combat uneven texture, dryness and fatigued skin. This kit provides the essential building blocks for a complete, yet easy to follow, skincare regimen. You’re tough, but your skin doesn’t have to be.
I hope that this truly helped by breaking things down. As always I am here to answer any questions you have. You can even schedule a virtual customized skincare consultation to get more personalized recommendations. You know where to find me…;)
Here’s a cheat sheet to help you. ENJOY!! And good luck with your skincare goals this year!