Day Time Skincare Regimen
DAY TIME REGIMEN
The morning routine is all about protection from the sun, pollution and the elements.
STEP 1: CLEANSER
In the morning, start by splashing your face with warm water or, if you must, you can use:
our gentle Soapless Face Wash with Fuller’s earth and Rose,
Daily Aromatherapy Face Wash,
Lemongrass Foaming Face Wash,
or our Bio-Peel.
STEP 2: TONER
Most people choose to skip toners, partly because there’s a lingering assumption that most toners are harsh and irritate the skin. Fortunately, that’s not the case with our Geranium Toner or our Bio-H2O Hydrating Face Drink. While it doesn’t physically “shrink” pores, these toners, essences can serve multiple purposes, like act as a delivery system for antioxidants and vitamins etc.
STEP 3: SERUMS / ESSENCES
are super-concentrated, nutrient-dense treatments that address specific concerns, so it’s better to keep them as close to the skin as possible. There are various serums available all of which have anti-aging properties and are very good for your skin. We recommend to keep changing them in your routine. You can choose from our Bio-H2O Hydrating Face Drink or our Bio Stellae - C Serum. Both will need to be used before moisturising. If using the Bio Stellar - C Serum, make sure to use a sun screen as well.
STEP 4: EYE SERUM
It’s vital to apply an eye serum at least every night—if not twice a day—starting in your 20s. It’s about maintaining the health and thickness of the eyelid skin. Improving the skin quality in this area early on ensures that the eyelid skin does not easily lose laxity and its smooth appearance later on.
For best results, consistency is key. Regular use of eye serum over time will keep the eyelid skin elastic and can improve or prevent against some fine lines or collagen loss. Remember: Nothing is magic. Results don’t occur overnight. You can further protect the delicate skin around your eyes by applying sunscreen every day. Wearing sunglasses when outside to protect against UV-light damage and lines that can creep up around the corners of your eyes from squinting.
STEP 5: MOISTURISER
Yes, everyone needs a moisturiser, even if you have oily skin. Even though your body has its own natural lubricating system consisting of glands that secrete oil (or sebum) to maintain a protective coating against harsh outside conditions and infections, most of us do need extra hydration after the havoc that sun, weather and harsh chemicals wreak on our skin.
Most experts recommend that the best time to apply a moisturiser is while the skin is still damp, so the sooner you go through applying your serum and treatment, the sooner you’re able to lock in much-needed hydration with your moisturiser. Our Bio-Epitome Antiaging Moisturiser is a great choice, as is our Elixer Antiaging Serum (face oil) and Radiance Cream (suitable for dry skin).
STEP 6: SUN SCREEN
Sunscreen should be the last step in your daytime skin care routine if you’re using a physical or mineral sunscreen, which works by physically blocking UV rays. This step becomes tricky when you’re using a chemical sunscreen.
Chemical sunscreens have to be absorbed into the skin to be effective, so applying after your moisturiser will delay and hinder that. However, if you apply your chemical sunscreen before your moisturiser, your moisturiser will not work as well either because the skin is coated with chemical sunscreen.
To get around this, use our physical sunscreen with zinc and apply it after your moisturiser. Zinc is safe, effective and provides a broad protection against UVA and UVB rays.
STEP 7: LIP TREATMENT
Use our lavender and mint lip balm to prepare your lips for the day by deeply moisturising them, specially before using a matte lipstick.