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Building Your Skincare Regimen

16 October 2014

The first step toward beautiful skin is something you are probably already doing every day: your skincare routine! Most people have some sort of regimen they partake in whether it be as simple as cleansing and moisturizing or something with a few more products involved.  While certain steps are more important than others, having a completed skincare regimen will give you the best results possible.  Let’s learn a bit about these steps and why we should all be doing them!

Whether we wear makeup every day or not, we should be properly cleansing our skin every morning and evening. Not only should we be cleansing our face, we should be using a cleanser that is gentle on our skin.  Quick tip: NEVER wash your face with soap, it is far too rough on the skin and strips it of its natural oils.  Using a cleanser such as our Self Foaming Gentle Cleanser, a mild, ultra- rich foaming cleanser that gently removes makeup and surface oils, while maintaining skin’s delicate pH balance, will satisfactorily clean your skin without damaging it in the long run. Once all makeup and unwanted oils are removed through cleansing, it’s time to tone.

Using a toner is such a quick step but it is an absolute necessity. To put it simply, toning is a back- up plan to cleansing in order to remove the lasting build up and debris from the skin. Once you use a toner and see how much product you’ve been leaving behind, you will never be able to go without toning again! Our Antioxidant Nutrient Toner is enriched with a refreshing blend of botanicals, antioxidants and hydrators that prepare the skin for serums and moisturizers.

Once your skin is cleansed and toned, you are now free to use any serums you would like. Because everyone’s skin is different and we all have different goals, there is an array of serums that can be used. We offer a few of our own such as the Bio-Amino Anti-Line Concentrate, Vitamin A Refining Complex,andVitamin C Serum. Whether you are looking to protect your skin or reduce the signs of aging, there is a serum out there for you.

Finally, it is time to moisturize! No matter what skin-type you are, you should always apply a moisturizer, morning and night. Because the skin on our face is delicate, it can easily dry out, causing makeup to not lay right on our face. Even people with oily skin should moisturize because it will actually cause the skin to produce less oils by properly hydrating. OurPhyto-Moisture Complex helps to accelerate skin rejuvenation while providing anti-wrinkle properties and protection against UVB rays. It's also important to apply a sunblock of at least SPF 25 daily to protect the skin from the harmful affects of the sun. Even on the cloudiest day, you should be wearing an SPF to efficiently protect your skin!

Using an eye cream such as our Eyelighten Cream will transform the eye area by reducing swelling, improving firmness and elasticity, and helping to reduce the appearance of dark circles. If you often feel you look tired due to dark circles and bags under the eyes, I recommend adding an eye cream to your skincare routine.

The previously mentioned products used together create a completed daily skincare regimen. There are also skincare products that should be used less frequently, but are important to the overall routine as well. Exfoliating is one of these steps. Exfoliating regularly (1-2 times per week) will cut down on the build- up of dead and dry skin. An exfoliator such as our Soft Grain Scrub, will gently lift off dead skin cells while polishing the skin to reveal beautiful, fresh skin underneath.

Another skincare additive is the use of masks, which can be fun as well as beneficial. There are many masks that can do different things for your skin such as pore-minimizing, hydrating, and clearing masks. Using a mask once a week can make a huge difference in the overall state of your skin. We have a mask that is used specifically for post-laser treated skin called the Soothing Zinc Gel Mask.

Now that you know the necessary steps of a successful skincare regimen, you are well equipped with the knowledge to have the best skin possible. If you are interested in building your skincare regimen with our OVSA Skincare Products, we would love to set up a complimentary consultation with one of our specialists. Please call 513-891-8701 to book an appointment. When you are partaking in a skincare regimen that is tailored for you, you are in complete control of your skin.