How to create a schedule for your skincare
-Feb 15, Hannah Hargrave, Beauty -
To keep on top of your busy life you likely have calendars, reminders and a schedule to help you know what you need to do and when. But just as you like to organise your meetings, gym sessions, hair appointments and more your skin could benefit from a schedule too.
If you want to maintain a healthy complexion then you can make it easier with a to-do list for your skin. Despite the fact you may have got you daily regime down to a fine art what about the weekly and monthly things you should be doing too?
To help you stay in control of your skincare routine we’ve created a checklist for you.
Twice Daily Skin Care
Wash your Face
Dirt can build up on your skin even as you sleep so get a clean start with a facial cleanser first thing. If you have dry skin try to find one with a little moisturiser in it so that it doesn’t dry out your skin.
When it comes to washing your face at night many cleansers are gentle enough to remove your makeup too.
Use a Toner
A toner either spritzed on or swiped gently on your face with a cotton pad can calm and soothe skin and also protect against moisture loss. Do this day and night after you’ve cleansed.
Facial Oil Massage
A two minute facial massage like A-list facialist Nichola Joss does with Lumity Skin Nutrients Facial Oil can both set your skin up for the day and prep it for nighttime. The lightweight and all-natural oil is packed with a powerful combination of ingredients designed to nourish and hydrate your skin and regenerate it too. It balances the skin’s PH so tames oily skin and moisturises dry skin.
If you’re using your Lumity Skin Nutrients Facial Oil day and night it’s not imperative you moisturise your skin too. But if you don’t want to part with your face cream that’s ok. Use a lighter one with SPF for the daytime and at night nourish your skin with a heavier, richer cream.
Take your Supplements
Lumity Day and Night Supplements help support skin from the inside out. The supplements are full of essential nutrients for your body to look and feel it’s best. Remembering to take your supplements – the day ones in the morning and night ones at bedtime – needn’t be an issue. Put them next to your toothbrush, set an alarm or place them on your bedside table so you see them first thing in the morning and last thing at night.
Once Daily Skin Care
Even on a cloudy, dull day you need to protect your skin from damaging UV rays. Apply your SPF after your moisturiser but before your makeup and remember that if you’re sweating or swimming you’ll have to reapply regularly.
Unless you make a monumental error with your makeup you will only need to be removing it at nighttime. You should never sleep in your makeup. Skin left covered in foundation, mascara and lipstick can stop it from breathing and https://my.lumitylife.com/why-you-should-never-sleep-in-makeup/can block pores causing breakouts.
Apply eye cream
While some people like to do this morning and night we suggest just apply a nourishing night cream before bed. This way the sun won’t dry it out and if it’s warm or you’re sweating it won’t run into your eyes. An eye cream can help reduce puffiness, fine lines and firm up the skin around your eyes. Unsure of how best to apply it? Here’s a guide to applying eye cream the right way.
Twice a week skin care
Gentle exfoliation of your skin will help to get rid of dead skin cells for a clearer complexion. How often you exfoliate is really down to your skin type though. While some people can handle daily exfoliation for others it’s too harsh. If you’re not sure then start out with once or twice a week and take note of how your skin looks and feels. You can do your exfoliation before applying your Lumity Skin Nutrients Facial Oil.
Once a week skin care
Apply a face mask
Once a week bring the spa home and treat yourself to a face mask. It could be a clay mask to draw out impurities or a sheet mask to hydrate your skin. Alternatively make up your own all natural one. A ginger face mask made by mixing a tablespoon of ginger juice with two tablespoons of rosewater and a tablespoon of honey feels lovely on your skin and leaves it looking fabulous too.
Monthly skin care
Check for abnormalities
Looking after your skin isn’t just about the beauty products you put on it, it’s also about noting changes and reducing your risk of skin cancer. Once a month make a point of checking for unusual moles, changes in freckles and spots and if you’re concerned make an appointment with your dermatologist.