Confused about what’s important when it comes to the best care for your skin? Here are our top 10
skin care tips recommended to our spa clients.
1: Wear Sunscreen
You’ve heard it before but are you doing it? And do you remember to wear broad-spectrum SPF on the not-so-sunny days? Your skin is still affected by harmful UV rays on cloudy days too, which can cause premature skin aging and even some cancers. Apply (and reapply) sunscreen as part of your daily skin-care routine. Our physical sunscreen contains zero harmful ingredients and NO chemicals.
2. Double Cleanse
Whether or not you wear makeup on a daily basis, your skin receives its dose of environmental stressors the minute you walk out the door. A double cleanse helps remove impurities and surface skin debris more thoroughly. Start with a gentle cleanser, like our Moor Lavender Cleanser or Green Tea Cleanser, then follow with Clinicals AHA/BHA Citrus Cleanser formulated which gently exfoliates and removes any remaining residue.
Apply your moisturizer while your skin is still slightly damp after cleansing to seal in hydration. Since your skin’s moisture levels vary depending on the seasons, your diet, hormone levels and other factors, you may need more than one.
4. Apply Products in The Right Order
If you want your products to deliver maximum results, it’s important to apply in specific order. A general rule of thumb is to go from lightest to heaviest. Start with our Hyaluronic Acid Serum (appropriate for all skin types to help bind moisture), then apply your skin specific serum (Hydro Collagen, Herbal Serum, Renewal, Multi Fruit Hydration Gel – to name a few) followed by your moisturizer and SPF (or moisturizer containing SPF).
5. Multi Masking
This just means applying a different mask to certain areas of your skin to address specific concerns. For example, if you have combination skin and tend to be oily in the “T” zone (forehead, nose, chin) try a clay-based mask like our Herbal Mask to those areas, and a hydrating mask like PhytoVit Antioxidant Mask or Moor Multi Fruit Mask to the cheeks. Or address redness and inflamed areas with our soothing Cucumber Mask. Multi masking is not only effective but fun!
6. Exfoliate Regularly & Gently
Exfoliation is a key to glowing skin. Removing dead surface skin cells and debris helps eliminate dull looking skin and rough texture. But you don’t need to scrub to get the results you want. Glycagel 15% is very effective for exfoliation and is brushed on to the skin. Our Enzyme Peeling Gel is a gentle alternative to scrubbing. The enzymes “digest” the dead cells, essentially eating them up to reveal clearer, glowing skin.
7. Use Products as Directed
Like applying in the proper order, using products as intended is important if you want to help avoid irritation and get the results you’re after. When in doubt, follow the instructions on the product’s packaging.
8: Treat Your Neck as an Extension of Your Face
The neck is often left out of the skin-care routine, but it will show that neglect! Apply your products to the neck as well. Use a serum on your neck and moisturize daily. And don’t forget the sunscreen. While age will diminish volume and fullness that can’t be replaced with creams, keeping your neck hydrated will minimize visible aging signs.
9. Don't Wear Makeup to Bed
Even if you’re exhausted or it’s been a long night! Wash it off. Clogged pores, breakouts, and skin irritations are the inevitable result of skipping your face wash before you go to bed. Think about crushing all that debris into your skin as you toss and turn on your pillow. Even a quick cleanse will help remove impurities, dirt, and bacteria from your skin.
10. Establish A Night Regimen and Stick to It
Following the Never Wear Makeup to Bed tip, following an evening skin care routine helps your skin revive and renew while you’re at rest. If your skin is dry or mature, a slightly heavier night time moisturizer or serum (like Rosehip Seed Oil or Renewal Serum) can help with hydration. For overnight exfoliation, apply a thin layer of Glycagel 15% and leave on overnight.