The time difference from a grey and tired skin to a illuminated and hydrated skin is only 15 minutes away.
It’s an easy 5 step routine you can do either 2 times a week, or when you see the need. I personally do these quick 5 steps once a week, to always let my skin to breathe and look healthy.
1)Cleanse the skin.
Use a creamy milk cleanser, or a foaming cleanser, depending on your preference and skin type. The face needs a cleance morning and evening, and use a soft towel to pamper it dry.
2) Scrub and exfoliate
This is probably the most important step, and it depends on the product you use. It’s time to give the skin a good scrub, to get rid of all dead skin cells, empty plugged pores, degrease the overproduction of sebum and get that natural glow back. The reason why your skin seams to have lost energy, is because dead skin cells and bacterias are clogged in the natural sebum production, and don’t fall off natural. I prefer to use a scrub where I can feel the hard and polishing scrub effect on my skin. Get the sensation of sand or salt scrubbing the skin. This will increase the blood circulation, and prepare the absorbance of good ingredients for the following steps.
3) Nourishing mask
It’s time to put on a mask. Don’t you have the 10 minutes to spare? Well skin care is not always a spa-experience- it just has to be done. Put on your favorite mask. I personally switch between a hydrating mask or a deep cleaning mask. It depends on my need. If the skin has a lot of black pores, maybe some acne, or just feels extra greasy, I use a deep clean detox clay mask. Other days my skin feels dry, and one size to small for the face, and I love to put on a rich hydrating mask. Let the mask to work for 10 minutes, or more if you have the time.
Serum is the thin liquid that comes in small exciting bottles. The serum normally don’t give you much hydration, but have more focus on the vitamins, or stem cells, or amino acid ingredients to boost up the skin before you put on your day- or night cream. Use a little time to massage the serum into your cleansed skin. As all dead skin cells are scrubbed away, the rich ingredients from the serum will just soak into the cells, just like water is absorbed in a sponge.
Put on your favorite day or night cream. This is the last step, but don’t hurry it. Massage the cream in up warding movements. If you have an eye cream, put this on first, and massage it around the eyes, just not to close. Let the ring finger follow the bone around the eye, and gentle let the skin to absorb the cream. Than go for the rest of the face, and don’t forget the neck and décolleté-chest area.
If the skin could talk, it would now tell you: I’m breathing again.
The increased blood circulation under the skin will now carry away impurities under the skin, and give new life to the next generation of skin cells that are about to come out.