Why are skincare routines important and how to implement them?

Both the skin of our body and the skin of the face needs our daily attention. They strongly deserve the care, as our skin is responsible for our healthy looking and well groomed appearance on one side, but is also our primary line of defence against harmful environmental effects and influences. A well-constructed skincare routine helps us pay attention to maintaining the skin’s health and to restore its proper functions in case. This  well-constructed routine also needs the right products that fit our skin type and needs!

 

Follow the steps below for a basic skincare routine!

Clean your face thoroughly!
One of the most important steps in facial care is cleansing. Make sure to remove, every single evening, the dirt, make-up, oils, sebum and sweat! If you miss this important step, your skin will not be able to absorb the active ingredients of any cosmetics, however excellent the product should be, and will also be more prone to inflammation. Make sure to choose a face cleanser – especially if you are wearing a make-up – or soap depending on your skin type! 

Tone your skin!
Toners help to remove the greasy residue of face cleansers and soaps. Compared to the skin,  cleansing products have an alkaline pH, so it is important to restore the skin’s natural pH with toners that have an acidic pH. Toning your skin refreshes and hydrates it, hence is perfect for a pre-treatment preparation. Make sure to use a toner in the evening but also in the morning, as the skin undergoes natural secretion processes at night, which release sebum and sweat that needs to be removed.

Exfoliate properly!
Exfoliation or peeling is the removal of dead skin cells on the surface of your skin. This way, you can support your skin’s own regenerative capacity, improving its blood circulation and allowing more oxygen and nutrients to reach the cells. In addition, exfoliation facilitates the penetration of active ingredients. Make sure to incorporate a peeling session into your routine no more than once or twice a week! Always apply the right peeling product for your skin type, and only on a cleansed skin that has been cleansed and toned. 

Don’t forget hydration!
To put it simply, hydration means increasing the water content of your skin. Both drinking enough water and using a hydrating cosmetic is important: if you don’t drink enough, your body will  draw the water out of your skin. On the other hand, moisturisers replenish your skin and improve its water balance. By properly hydrating your skin, you can delay the signs of  aging, while your skin functions better and shows a better absorption of active ingredients. Make sure to use a moisturizer that is suitable for your skin type, as a good moisturiser not only hydrates, but also nourishes the skin, and it can help in treating different skin problems depending on the composition of the active ingredients. For good hydration, you can choose from a large list of options available: serums, gel creams, foams, moisturizers and intensive nourishing creams (for oily skin) can all do a good job. Hydrate your skin in the evening and in the morning, always after a proper toning. 

 

Add these special steps to your basic skincare routine!

Try the boosters!
The product of Ilcsi’s Booster collection can provide a targeted solution for all skin problems thanks to their extremely high concentration of active ingredients. Their main characteristic is an added beneficial effect on the deeper layers of the skin that triggers the skin’s active functions. For oily and dandruff-prone seborrheic skin, acne-prone skin, or a skin with increased sebaceous gland activity, choose the Apple & Lemon C-Vit Booster. For skin with surface and deep layer dehydration, pick the Rose Petal Booster, and for mature skin with surface and deep layer dehydration, have a go with the Carotene Extra Booster! Add the product to your daily routine directly after cleansing and toning: apply boosters first, followed by the serum and the moisturizer!

 

Use a mask!
Masks/wraps can give spectacular, immediate results for almost every common skin problem. They provide your skin with a variety of vitamins and minerals, improving its circulation and leaving it feeling fresh, toned and firm. Try them to get a beautiful, uniform complexion – even multiple times a week! During your daily routine, make sure to apply it after peeling,  when the skin has a better absorption capacity.  When choosing the right mask, please take into account the type and condition of your skin and the purpose of the treatment you are following. 

Barbara Saliga

Ilcsi Beautifying Herbs
Beautician

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