This Valentine's Day Treat Your Skin to a New Routine

Cleanser. Toner. Serum. Moisturizer. Sunscreen. Those are just a few of the products you may have in your skincare arsenal. But are you happy with the results you’re getting? Skincare is not one-size-fits-all. Choosing the right products for your routine takes time and experimentation. Your skin is always changing, and what rocks today may be “meh” tomorrow – depending on many factors including seasonal changes, dietary habits, stress, lack of sleep, or illness.

Valentine’s Day is around the corner. Why not give yourself some love with a gift of something new for your skin? Add or switch up your serum. Add an eye cream or gel. Start using a facial mask once a week. To help streamline your choices, we’ve created sample skin-care routines for different skin conditions. Read on for a few recommendations.

Do You Have Dry (or Mature) Skin?

For dry, sensitive, or mature skin conditions, choosing soothing, hydrating, and moisturizing products is the way to go for daily skin-care maintenance. Avoid products that are drying - alcohols, astringent toners, and irritating ingredients like fragrance and silicone. Look for results oriented ingredients like peptides, hyaluronic acid, and ceramides.

STEP 1: Moor Lavender Cleanser (or Euro Botanicals Green Tea Cleanser for sensitive)

This creamy rich cleanser contains Austrian Moor, a purifying and detoxifying mineral mud found in nature. It helps clear the skin of impurities while gently cleansing without stripping. EB Green Tea Cleanser is a gentle lotion-based formula for skin which is prone to redness or sensitivity and is a good choice for most skin types. It’s non-comedogenic and non-irritating.

STEP 2: Aloe Rose Toner or Hydrating Marine Toner

We recommend the gentle hydration of Aloe Rose (with hyaluronic acid which helps bind moisture to the skin) to get you started. Aloe Vera has both soothing and hydrating properties that will help set the moisture stage for after you cleanse. Marine Toner contains the healing properties of marine algae to tone, refresh and hydrate. Using a toner will also remove any residue left behind during cleansing and prep your skin’s pH for serum and moisturizer application.

STEP 3: Hyaluronic Acid Serum:

A must for all skin types, hyaluronic acid is produced naturally in our bodies and declines as we age. It boots the skin’s ability to retain moisture and should be applied before any other serums. Start with this one and target other serums for specific concerns. (Visit our Serums page for more ideas.)

· Hydro Collagen Serum: Helps skin maintain elasticity, smoothness, and firmness.

· Renewal Serum: Deeply hydrating rich formula for skin hydration.

· Evening Primrose Oil: Lightweight fast absorbing anti-inflammatory with Omega 6’s. Excellent for rashes and dermatitis.

· Vitamin C Serum: Brightening properties, antioxidant protection.

· Marine Silk Serum: Lightweight, marine silk extracts stimulate collagen synthesis.

STEP 4: Euro Botanicals Super Emollient or Advanced Moisture Crème (Vitamin A Crème for fine lines)

Both moisturizers are plant based, fragrance and paraben and phthalate free with long-term benefits for deep hydration due to ingredients like peptides and shea butter. Non-greasy texture and perfect for morning and night.

Is Your Skin Oily?

You’ll want to opt for lighter weight formulas like gel or lotion moisturizers, exfoliating cleansers and serums to combat breakouts.

STEP 1: Euro Clinicals AHA/BHA Cleanser, Rosehip Seed Cleanser

Gentle cleansing and exfoliation are important for oily skin to keep pores clean of surface debris. It removes traces of makeup, dirt and dead surface skin cells that can clog pores. Gentle exfoliation is essential for every skin type but is especially beneficial in keeping pores clear for oily and blemish prone individuals.

The ingredient boswellia, is antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and healing to help reduce p.acnes bacteria without overly stripping the skin of natural oils.

STEP 2: Euro Botanicals Aloe Salicylic Toner