Let’s face it: for some of us, skincare does not come naturally. We either forget about it throughout our busy day, or we’re just too tired in the evening to bother. That’s why we’ve come up with a daily routine to help you remember the steps to your skincare. We’re also featuring our products to give you a better idea of how and when to use them.
Your alarm rings, disrupting your dreams about shoelaces and Medieval castles. You check your phone, right? Wrong. Your body just sustained itself without water for at least 8 hours (we’re hoping)! Step one of the day: take a big gulp from that lovely, fresh glass of water on your bedside table (or for bonus points, make yourself a glass of warm lemon water with sea salt!).The truth is that your skin, like any other part of your body, is made up of cells that need water to survive and regenerate. And hydrated cells is what makes skin bright, firm, and elastic. Dehydrated skin cells means tight and thin skin, i.e. wrinkles and blemishes. Now we’re not saying you should drink water excessively, but just make sure your body is getting enough hydration throughout the day.
You’re in the shower or brushing your teeth, your mind is thinking “wash wash wash”. Well, subconsciously at least. After your shower is the perfect time to cleanse your face and draw out any dirt and excess oil left in your pores. Of course, it’s only natural we recommend our Active Clay Cleanser, which is designed to gently remove impurities and reduce the appearance of pores without extracting that much-needed moisture. For extra brightening effects, we also recommend using our organic cotton muslin cloth to gently wipe off the cleanser. Skip the cloth in the morning if you have sensitive skin.
Okay, so drinking water is important for skin hydration, but water has to travel through your entire body before reaching your skin cells. So while you definitely don’t want to be dehydrated, you might also want to add an extra step to make sure you’re getting the desired effects. That’s where our rose-scented Hydrating Floral Elixir comes in. Its moisturizing effects strengthen the skin and boost cell production, leaving it fresh, plump, and toned.
Now on top of all these benefits, our Hydrating Floral Elixir also amplifies the absorption and effectiveness of your other skincare products. That’s why we suggest using it in combination with our Antioxidant Daily Defense Serum to make your skin even more glowing; this serum has wonderful long-term effects in improving your overall skin appearance, but its unique ingredients also allow it to protect your skin from sun damage and pollutants. We suggest either:
- Apply Hydrating Floral Elixir, wait a few seconds until absorbed, then follow by patting a few drops of Antioxidant Daily Defense Serum into the skin.
- Mix 1 syringe of Hydrating Floral Elixir with a few drops of Antioxidant Daily Defense Serum in the palm of your hand and apply the emulsion to your face and neck.
Note: If you’re using a Vitamin C serum, we suggest applying these products as an emulsion 10-15 minutes after your Vitamin C serum has had time to absorb. Due to the way some vitamin C serums are formulated, they may not mix well with Floral Hydrating Elixir. You’ll have to do a bit of trial and error in your routine to see what works best for you!
Step 5, 6, and 7:
It’s still the morning and you have yet to eat breakfast. As you’re preparing a bowl of oatmeal, cutting up fruit, or blending your smoothie, pour yourself a glass of water nearby and try to down it before you leave. And don’t forget to get some vitamins in your breakfast!
It’s mid-morning, you’ve worked a few hours and are now starting to feel hungry and tired. Drink.
Lunchtime, you pop out to buy a quick veggie-filled meal and…you guessed it: a refreshing beverage.
Okay, you get the point: hydrate and eat some nutrients. Now you’re home, cosying up in front of the TV or reading a book. It’s the end of the episode or chapter; you’re not yet tired enough to fall asleep but you’re slowly getting there. It’s time for your evening skincare routine. Cleanse with a muslin cloth to remove all that dirt, leftover makeup, and excess oil that has built up over the course of the day. Over a clean face, apply our elixir and serum.
Overnight is the ideal time to lock in some extra moisture because your skin has the time to absorb everything in. With our uniquely sourced Miracle Oil, you’ll wake up with a smooth, balanced complexion. Pat it onto your prepped face to repair dry skin and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. If you tend to have dry skin, you can also apply this during your morning routine for extra hydration.
Note: If you’re using a Retinol or strong Acid treatment at night, you can mix them with Miracle Oil and apply together, or you wait a few minutes for your treatments to absorb, then apply Miracle Oil/Antioxidant Daily Defense Serum.
Brush your teeth, drink some water, apply lip balm, and get a good night’s sleep!