Published: June 21, 2022
By: Jaclyn LaBadia - feature contributor
Though the first step to building an effective new skincare routine is choosing the right products for your skin type, the second step is figuring out the order in your new regimen. In addition to providing the best results, using the right item at the right time will help maximize the superpowers of each product in your routine.
Your daytime skincare routine is all about protection from the sun, dirt and pollution and your nighttime routine should be all about treatment and giving your skin what it needs. In other words, daytime skincare is about protection and preservation while nighttime skincare aims to address skin issues before the regenerative process of sleep begins.
"The increase in TEWL (transepidermal water loss) is generally more dramatic in the evening and if you consider that many of our indoor environments are heated or cooled, this adds even more strain on our skin's ability to retain moisture. An easy way to boost nourishment to your skin in the evenings is to apply a few drops of10.0 Tulsi Booster under your favorite night cream. The lightweight oil replenishes the skin while strengthening the barrier which protects it from water loss."
- Christine Lee, Board Certified Esthetician and [ comfort zone ] Master Educator
The change of seasons can mean making a few tweaks to your skin care routine, but it shouldn’t require any major overhaul. In the winter, it’s all about extra moisturizing. The cold weather contributes to dryness and wind can chap skin too. You may want to shift to a more moisturizing cleanser to supplement your daily moisturizer. Conversely, in the summer, your skin may be oilier and you can turn to an oil-free cleanser. Sunscreen is a staple for all seasons, but it’s fair to adjust to a lighter weight for daily use in the summer months – just be sure to bring out the heavy-duty stuff for any concentrated time spent in the sun. And if your skin changes – due to the environment, hormones or anything else – you should adjust your routine accordingly.
When it comes to skin care, following the rules makes all the difference. Make the most of your products by following this basic advice. We promise your skin will thank you!
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