Order Of Skincare Products – Are You Doing It Right?
June 21, 2021
A healthy complexion is not just a matter of good genes.
Being the largest organ of our body, the skin needs to be well taken care of with an effective skincare routine that suits our skin type, addresses our skin concerns and fits our lifestyle habits. A skincare routine with the right steps and sequence can help you maximise the results from each product so that you can shorten your journey to clear and healthy skin.
If you have acne-prone skin, it is especially important to curate skin care routine steps that gently yet effectively treat troubled areas. Whether you are a skincare beginner who has just embarked on your acne care journey or a skincare expert who can recite acne-fighting ingredients from A – Z, we have got you covered!
Step 1: Makeup Remover (Night)
If you have makeup on, the first step of your skincare routine will be to remove it thoroughly with a makeup remover as cosmetic residue left on the skin may clog the pores. If you have dry skin, opt for a cleansing oil that helps to dissolve even the most stubborn makeup while it nourishes the skin. If you have sensitive skin, consider a cleansing milk which can be a lighter and gentler alternative. Avoid using makeup wipes as they can pull and tug at the skin which can irritate inflamed skin and worsen acne.
Step 2: Cleanser
Facial cleansing is an essential step in acne care as it removes dirt, excess oil, pollutants and other impurities from the skin which are the main culprits of acne. Choosing the right cleanser lays the foundation for every skincare routine that is
designed to help keep breakouts at bay and prep your skin to receive the goodies from your next products.
The LumiPure Anti-Blemish Cleanser is a gentle unclogging solution that does not leave the skin tight and dry after use. Use it twice a day, in the morning and evening, and also when your skin has been exposed to dirt and perspiration, such as after removing a mask or after a workout.
Step 3: Toner (optional)
As a general rule of thumb, it is recommended to apply your skincare products from the lightest to the heaviest. Toners are lightweight solutions formulated with ingredients that may help to hydrate or exfoliate the skin. A toner is optional if you have a serum or moisturizer with similar skincare properties in your regimen, but if you would like an additional boost, we recommend the LumiShield Anti-Bacterial Facial Mist.
The LumiShield Anti-Bacterial Facial Mist is an innovative skin defence agent that works like a ‘face sanitizer’ as it kills acne-triggering bacteria on the skin. It can be used as a toner, or you can mist it over makeup or on bare skin whenever the skin is compromised by environmental stressors throughout the day.
Step 4: Lightweight Serum
Serums are formulations of concentrated skincare ingredients such as hydrators, nutrients or antioxidants, and are designed to address specific skin concerns. Look out for acne-fighting actives such as Salicylic Acid or Niacinamide when choosing a serum to help fight acne. A fast-absorbing serum with a lightweight texture may be more suited for our hot and humid climate.
Step 5: Acne Spot Treatment
A must-have in every acne battler’s skincare routine, a potent acne spot treatment helps to banish breakouts quickly and effectively. By speeding up the healing process with a targeted treatment, skin redness and swelling can be reduced and the formation of acne scars can be prevented.
The LumiClear Potent Acne Spot Complex is an ultimate acne spot treatment that is clinically proven to improve the appearance of acne-prone skin by 94%* and reduce the number of pimples by 80%**. Apply a thin layer of the product onto cleansed skin after you have applied your serum whenever you experience a breakout.
Step 6: Moisturizer
When your skin is dehydrated, it can overcompensate by producing more sebum to nourish the skin. As a result, the excess oil may clog the pores and trigger breakouts. Keep your skin optimally hydrated by applying a moisturizer twice daily. As moisturizer tends to be denser and seals the pore to prevent loss of water, it is recommended to apply after the acne spot treatment. A lightweight moisturizer with a gel texture absorbs quickly and does not leave a sticky residue on the skin.
Step 7: Sunscreen (Day)
Protection from further skin damage caused by harmful UV rays is vital in acne care. Blemished skin can be exacerbated with prolonged exposure to the sun and may heal less quickly. Level up your skincare routine with a sunscreen that is of at least SPF30 to adequately defend your complexion against sun rays.
Skincare is a crucial aspect of acne care. An effective skincare routine can help to manage acne-prone skin condition and keep breakouts under control. Shop (link to shop) our acne-fighting skincare fundamentals and enjoy 10% off your first order with the code HELLO10. You are one step away from blemish-free skin!
Have a question on Lumipeau skincare or anything related to acne? Reach out to The Lumipeau Concierge via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or Whatsapp at 6338 8183 and the team will be glad to assist!
*In a multicentric study in clinical practices on efficacy of a cream containing 1% of ICTASOL on 101 test persons who suffered mild to moderately severe acne. in the treatment period of 6 weeks, 94% of participants saw improvements to their acne skin condition.
**In a monocentric study on efficacy and tolerance of a cream containing 1% of ICTASOL on 20 test persons who suffered from mild to moderately severe acne. In the treatment period