Essential rules for a flawless Beauty Routine and healthy skin

Explore the hidden beauty tips and uncover the perfect sequence for product application to achieve glowing skin!🌟

Creating a fail-safe beauty routine isn't that difficult. In this article, we remind you of the basic steps to put into practice for an essential and effective beauty routine.

The important thing is to take into account:

  • How many steps do you need
  • Your Skin Needs
  • The time at your disposal

Using three or ten products isn't important, but the order in which you apply them can make a real difference.

Cleansing: Good skincare starts with a cleanser

Cleansing is the fundamental step of any effective skincare routine.

A good facial cleanser gently removes excess sebum, impurities, makeup and leaves the skin clean and fresh; ready for the application of the other products that are part of your skincare routine.

Cleansers ARVAL Bio Cleanser Gel
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ARVAL Bio Cleanser Gel

This natural cleanser and scrub is specifically designed for acne-prone skin.

It gently purifies and prevents the formation of blackheads.

Its burdock root-based formula helps reduce excess sebum and visibly diminishes imperfections, while its gel texture leaves the skin instantly fresh and clean with a matte finish.

To be used morning and evening avoiding the eye area, massaging into damp skin until it forms a light lather and rinsing with water at room temperature.

The skincare routine, in order to be effective, must adhere to some rules to protect the skin as best as possible from external aggression, respect its microbiome, but also minimize external factors that can make it age and worsen its natural radiance, such as pollution.

Following the skincare rules and steps of the beauty routine is the easiest way to ensure healthy skin, and the right treatments can make your face appear brighter and more relaxed.

Every skin is different and that's why it requires specific treatments from person to person.

However, all skin types have one thing in common: the need for a daily, personalized skincare routine.

In this article, we'll reveal and give you some tips on how to do it better.

Beauty Routine: Skincare Rules to follow

To get started, let's take a look at three general rules that will help you:

  • Apply products starting with the one with the lightest texture for maximum effectiveness.
  • Allow products time to absorb.
  • Always wait a few minutes between applications.

Skincare routine: why is it important?

The skincare routine is essential and should be done not only at the end of the day, but also in the morning.

During the night, in fact, dead cells, sweat, and sebum are deposited on the skin, which must be carefully removed in the morning with proper facial cleansing.

It only takes a few minutes in the morning and evening to cleanse your skin, moisturize and nourish it. So always carve out some time to devote to facial care, in return you will get a radiant and healthy complexion.

Cleanser, moisturizer, and sunscreen are the essential products in every skincare routine, regardless of skin type.

It may not seem like much, but if these three rules become a habit, your skin will thank you over time.

Take a look at our selection of facial cleansers and accessories that will help you carry out a perfect cleansing.

Step 1: Cleansing morning and evening

The first product in your morning and evening routine should be a cleanser.

Below you will find a selection of cleansers for every skin type:

Once you have identified your skin type and needs, you can proceed with choosing the most suitable products for you.

Always cleanse your skin with a gentle but effective cleanser, morning, and evening.

Let's take a look at the main skin types:

Dry skin: try a creamy, non-foaming cleanser with barrier-strengthening ingredients such as ceramides, hyaluronic acid, and glycerin.

Oily skin: avoid charcoal and clay-based cleansers, as they can be thirst-quenching. Gel-based facial cleansers or gentle foaming formulas are best for oily skin types.

In this case, we recommend the Cetaphil oily skin cleanser.

Its formula hydrates as it cleanses, gently removing impurities and makeup and preserving the skin's natural barrier. Formulated with a new complex of ingredients containing Niacinamide (Vitamin B3), Panthenol (Pro-Vitamin B5) and Glycerin, which helps defend sensitive skin.

Acne-prone skin: avoid harsh cleansers and instead seek out gentle, creamy cleansers to reduce inflammation and irritation.

Cleansers Effaclar h iso biome crema lavante 400 ml
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We recommend La Roche-Posay Effaclar H Cleansing Cream for Sensitive Skin with a Tendency to Blemishes.

It is a soothing and moisturizing cleanser for face and body. It helps to reduce skin discolorations and imperfections, suitable for acne-prone skin subjected to treatments that dehydrate the skin. Furthermore, it is also enhanced with Microbiome Science.

Sensitive skin: a cream cleanser enriched with colloidal oatmeal, aloe vera, or niacinamide is ideal for sensitive skin.

In this case, Murad Soothing Oat & Peptide Cleanser would be suitable: a gentle and creamy cleanser, specially designed to cleanse and not damage extremely sensitive skin.

This ultra-soft micellar cleanser safely removes impurities and makeup from the skin, preventing irritation and maintaining moisture levels.

Soothing oats and nourishing shea butter restore the skin's barrier, keeping it balanced, hydrated, and healthy.

Being delicate, it can also be used on the face and eyes.

Step 2: Tonic

While it's not essential, toner can be beneficial because it helps catch stubborn makeup, oil, or dirt that the cleanser may have left out, making it easier the second step in your skincare routine.

This product removes the last remaining residues after cleansing and, at the same time, has the function of rebalancing the pH of the skin.

There are two types of tonic to choose from:

  • Gentle toners that contain nourishing ingredients for added hydration
  • chemical exfoliating tonics that act on acne and skin texture

The toner deeply purifies the skin, eliminating bacteria and impurities, and rebalancing the pH after cleansing the face.

It is therefore the perfect product for complete cleansing, because it removes makeup residues that may have escaped the micellar water or cleanser.

It is applied, with a cotton pad, on the already cleansed skin. Always be very careful when choosing your toner: if you have skin that tends to be dry or sensitive, use an alcohol-free toner.

The toner should be passed all over the face, including the chin and neck, and it is always best to avoid the eye area.

Step 3: Serum

Think of the serum as an injection of vitality for your skin.

Small but powerful, they are rich in active ingredients and antioxidants that aim to solve specific skin problems.

A vitamin C serum is always a good option during the day, as it protects the skin from environmental factors and, over time, lightens dark spots.

Just remember to always accompany it with an SPF.

Hyaluronic acid and retinol serums are great for the evening, especially if you want to keep your skin hydrated and counteract the signs of aging at the same time.

If you're on a budget, we encourage you to check out our serums section and use the “filter by price” option to find the cheapest serum.

Remember that face serums are real beauty elixirs: these highly concentrated products contain effective active ingredients that, if applied immediately after cleansing, are best absorbed by our skin.

Try this trick: for best results, lightly pat the serum with your fingers during your skincare routine and leave it on for about ten minutes.

Step 4: Eye cream

The skin around the eyes is particularly thin and sensitive, which is why we recommend a specific cream for this area of the face, so that it provides the right hydration to the skin and protects it from the appearance of wrinkles.

Tip: For a cooling and decongestant effect, store the eye cream in the refrigerator and then apply it directly to the affected area.

Eye creams are typically thinner than face creams and oils, which explains why we should apply them first (remember, lighter textures precede heavier ones).

Your eye contour routine should look like this:

  • In the morning: Apply an eye cream that uses caffeine and a steel-tipped applicator to minimize puffiness and dark circles.
  • In the evening: it's the perfect time to fight the signs of aging. A retinol eye cream, for example, works 24 hours a day to reduce fine lines and sagging.

Step 5: Face cream

Immediately after cleansing, always apply a suitable moisturizing product to combat skin dryness.

During the day, it is also recommended to apply a cream with a sun protection factor.

Apply a moisturizer even in the evening to help the skin rehydrate, remember that the skin is a bit night owl and works best in the evening to repair and regenerate.

There are many factors that affect our skin and just as many types of face creams with which we can take care of it.

To figure out which face cream is best for you, you should always consider your skin type and its needs.

Whether dry, normal, mature or oily, the right face cream perfectly complements your daily skincare routine.

In the morning, it is best to opt for a light moisturizer, possibly with UV filters. In the evening, on the other hand, the skin requires a richer treatment, which supports its nighttime regeneration process.

Choosing a highly effective night face cream is the best choice.

The extra steps to complete the skincare routine

Scrubs, peelings and face masks are part of the skincare routine, but they are not to be used daily, but can be included as a treatment once or twice a week.

Remember that a beauty routine with precise rules is the best way to improve your skin and imperfections, so that your beauty can really shine naturally and be a perfect base for your makeup.

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