Start Here: Skin Restoring Routine
Is your skin dry, uneven, flaking, or breaking out? Or not really sure what you see in the mirror because there is a lot going on? Is it acne or rosacea, dehydrated or dry, irritation or dermatitis, hormonal or surface level?
Or do you have stubborn skin that doesn't respond to products and treatments designed for your unique skin symptoms?
The truth is, you are not alone! Most women in your shoes...
...Don't have a complete routine consisting of a cleanser, mist, hydrating serum, moisturizer, and SPF.
...Are using the wrong products entirely which are either very underwhelming or overwhelming for their skin.
...Are stuck on using green beauty, plant-based, or tallow skincare that do not speak the language of human skin cells. Typically natural ingredients create big problems like inflammation and breakouts.
...Are ignorant of the crucial ingredients that are required to transform sad skin into skin that is comfortable, hydrated, and healthy.
...Are flippant when they don't see results, and go all-in with actives like retinoids, acids, and harsh skincare treatments like dermaplaning, peels, and laser, instead of making refinemenrs. OR they just to the other extreme and pare back to bar soap and squalane oil.
...Buy tons of skincare products and professional treatments with empty promises instead of investing in high-quality skincare products and devices like microcurrent and LED.
If this is you, I'd recommend starting on the following products to be used AM and PM which check all the boxes for healthy skin!
1. Cleanser: Pore Cleansing Oil
Once makeup is gently and completely removed, apply 2 pumps and thoroughly massage skin for up to 60 seconds. Use water to remove the cleanser, and gently assist removal with a warm damp facial cloth if necessary.
2. Mist: Purifying Treatment Essence
While skin is still damp from cleansing, hold mist 6-9 inches from the face and spritz 3-5 times to create a light layer of moisture.
3. Hydrating Serum: Hydrate Gel
While skin is still damp from mist, apply 5-6 drops of serum to face, covering all redness and texture. Bring down your neck.
4. Moisturizer: Moisture Repair
While skin is still damp from serum, smooth an even layer on the skin (about a pea-size).
Sunscreen: TIZO AM Replenish SPF 40 or ClearSPF
Sunscreen is a necessary product to protect your skin from sebum oxidation and sun damage and thus breakouts and accelerated aging. It is worthwhile to find a SPF that plays well with your skin and the makeup you use - you may need a few to add to your arsenal. The Gritty Beauty Approved Membership has more options.
Extra Barrier Support: Rescue Balm
If you're needing more support due to change in weather, pregnancy/postpartum, taking medication, or your barrier is more damaged than usual, apply a pea-size amount under your moisturizer.
Exfoliation: Regenzyme or Berry Biotic Enzyme
1-2x/week, after cleansing, apply an even layer to the skin. Process for 10-15 minutes and rinse off. Follow with mists, serums, and moisturizers.
Anti-Aging Serum: Globiotic (rosacea, dermatitis, inflamed acne, or dehydrated), Vitaskin (oily skin), OR AnteAGE Serum (all skin types).
These are the anti-aging products I recommend once you start to see initial healing in the skin around 4-6 weeks. After cleansing, apply 1-2 pumps of serum to face. Then follow with essence, Hydrate Gel, and moisturizer while skin is still damp.
Once your skin feels comfortable, hydrated, and healthy you can begin introducing Vitamin C serums, retinoids, and other anti-aging products!