By applying different skincare formulas in layers, you can tailor your skincare precisely to your skin type, your age and the needs of your skin at that moment (such as moisture, nutrition and protection during cold months). Think of it as an extra thick winter coat that keeps your skin in optimal condition under any circumstance.
Why does it matter?
To take full advantage of the active ingredients in your skincare products it is important that you use your skin care in the right order and (of course) in the right way.
If you don’t have time to do your layering in the morning, take the extra minutes in the evening to pay attention to your skin’s needs.
“Our skin repairs and renews itself at night, especially when getting a good nights’ sleep! It’s always best to cleanse well every evening (I love a double cleanse) and do most of your layering at night time, allowing your skin to receive the most vital nutrients and anti-aging benefits from your skin care.” Jenette Serrins
Step 1 Cleanse
Cleansing your skin each morning is a great way to start your day. Clean skin absorbs ingredients optimally. You don’t want to strip your skin unnecessarily, so always use a mild cleanser in the AM. Our Green Tea Superfood Facial bar does just the trick. Use a small amount on dampened skin and you will feel clean, soft and hydrated all day long.
We strongly favor cleansing twice in the evening! Start your double cleanse with our Be Clean Elixir, this oil will dissolve all make-up, dirt and sunscreen that has accumulated on your skin throughout the day. Rinse with lukewarm water and follow with the Green Tea Superfood facial bar or our Just Add Sugar Cacao herbal infusion soap bar if you tend to have oily or acne prone skin.
Step 2 Tone
Mist your face and neck with a toner that’s appropriate for your skin type. Toning will ensure the balance of your pH, cleanse and close pores. If you have acne prone skin this step is super beneficial, and we highly recommend Be Clean Detoxifying Toner.
For dry and mature skin what we love to use is our Be Divine Age Defying Toner, for oilier and/or acne prone skin, Be Clean Detoxifying Toner is your must have. This toner will leave your skin squeaky clean and help prevent any future break outs.
Step 3 Serum
Our serums and beauty oils contain high concentrations of plant powered ingredients and probiotics that work deep in the skin to restore and nourish. They are cell stimulating and provide the ideal base layer for your day moisturizer. Take some time for your serum to sink into your skin before going on to the next step, ideally you should leave your serum for 2-5 minutes before moving on to Step 4.
Use our Be Calm Brightening C Serum, this preventative care serum brightens, renews and balances skin with the power of Medical Grade Oil Soluble Vitamin C and Sandalwood. Many of our customers point to this serum as their favorite product for its unique brightening, instant calming and repairing nature.
Tip: because our serums contain no water, they cannot freeze! Oils do well in the freezing cold (winter sports), just make sure to shake them well!
Step 4 Eye Cream
Pay extra attention to the area under and around your eyes. Adding an extra layer of nourishment here will give you a plumped and fresh look throughout your day and will ensure skin repair at nighttime!
Step 5 Moisturizer
For normal to dry skin, we highly recommend adding a layer of moisturizer before adding your SPF, both in summer and winter. Be Nourished, our Apple Stem Cell moisturizer is packed with apple stem cells, calendula, organic cold press grape seed oil and probiotics. This moisturizer is preventative care at its best. Because this formula is both anti-bacterial AND anti-aging it will give all skin types exactly what you need to protect you from the environment.
If you are travelling or feel that a break out is coming on, add a few drops of Be Clean elixir to your Be Nourished moisturizer to really seal in all the moisture your skin needs, while benefiting from Be Clean Elixir’s anti-bacterial qualities.
Step 6 SPF
UV rays do not only come from the sun but also your computer screen and while driving. Make sure you are protected all year around with a non-toxic sunscreen that contains Zinc. We’ve written a blogpost that goes into some detail about the kinds of SPF we recommend.
Step 7 Make Up
Now that your skin is fully nourished and protected you can start with the make-up routine of your choice. We love recommending Jane Iredale, her products are all created with clean ingredients that are on the Safe Board of Cosmetics for not causing cancer.
Step 8 Mist
For a dewy and extra nourished look, you can spritz and set your make up with any of Jenette’s Toners, which are all rich in antioxidants and probiotics that restore and hydrate your skin throughout the day.
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