With the number of facial products and beauty care now available in the market, it can be a little confusing to work out how and in which order these should be applied. Does serum go before moisturiser? Do I need to exfoliate every day?
We’ve spoken to the TEMPLESPA professionals and written you a facial skin care routine using the best skin care products that is both easy to follow and results driven. Read on for how to build a facial care routine for optimal skin health results.
Cleansing & double cleansing
AM: Every morning you should cleanse your face once with one of TEMPLESPA’s facial cleansers suitable for your skin type.
PM: After a day of exposing your delicate skin to grime, pollution and makeup, we recommend you start your skin care routine by cleansing twice, also known as ‘double cleansing’. The first cleanse works to break down makeup and dirt efficiently, we recommend you use IN THE BEGINNING as the little beads of oil work to gently exfoliate and remove impurities before melting away to reveal a deeply cleansing, vitamin-rich balm.
After you have removed all traces of your first cleanse, we recommend you follow with a second cleanse using a facial cleanser suitable for your skin type. This will leave your skin feeling squeaky clean, soft and comfortable.
Exfoliating is an important part of any good skin care routine, even if you have sensitive skin. It helps to buff away dead skin cells, encourage healthy skin renewal and leaves skin bright, glowing and well prepped for a face mask.
One of the most common questions we get asked is “do I need to exfoliate every day?”. The answer is yes and no! If you have oily or combination skin, you might find it beneficial to exfoliate once a day after cleansing to remove any dead skin cells and excess oil build up. However we would only recommend you do this with our BREAKFAST SMOOTHIE gentle exfoliator; using anything else could cause more harm than good and provoke sensitivity.
For most skin types, exfoliating 2 times a week is suffice. You should always exfoliate after cleansing in the evening so that your skin in primed for the leave-on products that will work overnight.
Face masks are extremely concentrated formulas that work to combat a specific skin condition or concern using active ingredients that are able to penetrate deeply into the skin. Adding a face mask into your skin care routine can dramatically enhance the results you are looking for. After cleansing and exfoliating, we recommend you use a face mask once a week depending on how your skin is feeling.
TEMPLESPA have a wide variety of face masks that target different skin concerns; each mask has a different texture, fragrance and target performance. Read the ‘how to use’ on your mask for best results.
After cleansing, exfoliating and using a face mask your skin may feel clean and bright, but perhaps a little stripped back? That’s where toning comes into play! TONING ESSENCE should be in everyone’s list of skin care must haves for so many reasons. It is a beautiful alcohol-free facial toner that works to restore the natural pH balance of your skin whilst calm, sooth and refresh your delicate skin.
Every morning and evening, simply spritz TONING ESESNCE onto cotton wool pads and wipe over your face and spray directly on to your skin and leave to dry.
Your skin works on a 28-day cycle; constantly shedding old skin cells in replacement for healthy new ones, as you age this process becomes a little slower. Serums are highly concentrated formulas that penetrate the skin deeply enough to directly benefit healthy skin renewal, so that when the new skin cells work their way to the top of your skin they are as healthy as can be.
TEMPLESPA have a wide range of serums that target different skin concerns and conditions. Every morning and evening after toning, apply 1-2 pumps of serum to the face and decollate avoiding the neck and eye area. Allow the serum to penetrate the skin so that there is no residue left on the surface.
To reach the lower layers of the skin, serums need to be very light formulas in order to penetrate effectively. That’s why it is so important to use both a serum and a one of TEMPLESPA’s moisturisers for maximum results.
They say that your eyes are the window of your soul, so any signs of stresses and worries usually visually impact the eye area first. The skin around your eyes is so delicate and fine and has completely different needs to the rest of your face, that’s why it is not recommended to use just any skin care cream, and to instead use a specific eye cream developed just for this area.
TEMPLESPA have a variety or eye creams that specifically target crows feet, loose skin, fine lines & wrinkles, puffiness, dark circles and many more eye care concerns. Every morning and evening, we recommend that you apply your chosen eye cream around the eye contour with your ring finger, being extremely gentle and cautious not to drag the skin and to avoid the eyelid itself.
Moisturisers are one of the most important products in your skin care routine; they are the last product to be applied to the skin and work to both benefit the skins health as well as protect it from external skin aggressors.
TEMPLESPA have a wide variety of moisturisers available; varying from our best anti ageing creams to our best dry skin moisturiser. Choosing the right one can be tricky, and you might decide your skin has different needs in the morning to its needs in the evening. As a general rule of thumb, you might prefer to use a light formula in the morning that sinks in quickly and leaves your skin feeling comforted, and a richer formula in the evening such as TRUFFLE NOIR that directly targets anti-ageing skin care concerns. Your skins needs can and will change daily, monthly, and seasonally so it is important to regularly assess what your skin is asking for. Ask yourself the following questions ‘what does my skin look like?’ and ‘what does my skin feel like?’. Touch and feel are extremely important when it comes to diagnosing your skin type and conditions.
After applying your serum and eye cream, apply the moisturiser directly to your face, leaving the beautiful formula to sink in before applying any make-up or SPF. Hello fresh, comforted and radiant skin!
Last but certainly not least is SPF: Sun Protection Factor. A highly important, but usually disregarded, product in every skin care routine. We recommend you use our SPF 30 moisturiser LIFE DEFENCE, every morning after applying your moisturiser or as your daily moisturiser.
Prevention is better the cure, and when it comes to skin, an SPF should be your best friend and secret weapon. This featherlight product helps to prevent against harmful UVA & UVB rays that cause long-lasting sun damage, damaging blue light rays emitted from phones, TV’s and laptops, as well as wind, pollution, aircon and heating.