Skincare can be overwhelming when it comes to choosing the right products. Then there’s the confusion of when to use them and in what order. Wanting great skin is a goal a lot of us have, but getting there can feel like a maze of products, but don’t worry we are here to help you navigate it. We are breaking down the skincare essentials and must haves for your day and night routine.
It is important to separate your morning and night routine because different products have different benefits. For example, your morning skincare works as a barrier to protect your skin, while your nighttime routine acts more to replenish the skin.
Another important thing to note is it’s not essential to have an extensive product list, a lot of people’s skin works best with a simple few products. It all depends on your skin and what your concerns are.
The first step is an essential product. You should start your morning routine by cleansing your skin of any leftover makeup, grime or gunk that has accumulated on your face overnight. Cleansers are essentially the backbone of removing dirt and bacteria that causes breakouts.
Skinduced recommends: Aspect Gentle Cleanser ($58)
In the past few years serums have become the new skincare craze, and for good reason. Think of serums as a concentrated shot of goodness for your skin. Utilizing serums in your routine of a morning can be a great first step to hydrate and prepare your skin for the day ahead.
Skinduced recommends: Cosmedix surger Serum ($170)
- Eye Cream
While eye cream isn’t necessary for all of us, it is something to consider. Using eye cream is a great way to help those morning puffy eyes. Making this area smooth will also make applying makeup easier and longer lasting.
Skinduced recommends: Cosmedix Eye Doctor ($240)
Our second essential item comes in the fourth step. Using a moisturizer twice a day is SO important for your skin. Even if you have oily skin still include this step. This step acts as a barrier to protect your skin from the environment but also helps to absorb the products applied in previous steps.
Skinduced recommends: Aspect Dr Ultra Light Moisturizer ($89)
The final step and third essential item is SPF. Using SPF products work to protect your skin from sun damage, and we all know how important that is to have in the Australian climate. Protecting your skin from sun exposure can also slow down signs of aging and help keep that youthful glow. It is important to use products with a minimum of SPF30 protection.
Skinduced recommends: Aspect Sun Hydrating SPF ($59)
Using cleanser again at night is important to remove makeup and give your skin a blank canvas to start from. Cleansers come in a variety of formulas for different skin types. For someone with acne-prone skin it is suggested you use a cleanser with salicylic acid.
Skinduced recommends: Aspect Dr AHA/BHA Cleanser ($79)
Adding the shot of goodness in your nighttime routine will help to replenish the skin’s moisture overnight. Using a hyaluronic serum works astoundingly for this reason as it holds x1000 its weight in water to ensure your skin stays hydrated throughout the night.
Skinduced recommends: Aspect Dr Hyaluronic Serum ($145)
- Eye Cream
It is optional to apply your eye cream both in the morning and night. The benefits of using it at night can further prevent signs of aging.. It is also suggested for those who tend to rub their eyes during the day to utilize their eye creams at night to prevent drying of the area.
Skinduced recommends: Aspect Eye Lift ($145)
- Spot Cream
Spot creams are definitely an option element in your skincare routine and specifically marketed for those with acne prone skin. Utilizing these products at night is best because it gives the skin an opportunity to properly heal without having the influence of the harsh sun or environmental toxins. Using these treatments can be great to reduce inflammation and redness surrounding the spots or breakout and speed up the healing process.
Skinduced Recommends: Aspect Spot Stop ($18)
Using a moisturizer at night is essential. Using a different moisturizer at night time can be good to get an extra boost of hydration, but of course your day time moisturizer can work fine also. Something that is a little more rich can provide a more intense hydration to carry you through to morning.
Skinduced recommends: Aspect Super Moisturizing Complex ($93)
Skincare is a personalized experience, what works for some may not work for others. We understand that products can be expensive, you can work with what you have. Start with the basic essentials (cleanser, moisturizer and SPF) and work your way up from there.
If you’re unsure what products are right for you, or what products to use to address your skin concern don’t be afraid to come into our clinic and talk to one of our skin specialists who can guide you through what is best for you and your skin.
Good luck and enjoy the process!