Having trouble sticking to a consistent skincare regimen? Well, there's no better time than the beginning of a new year to start fresh. Maintaining a consistent skincare regimen is the key to achieving a healthy and glowing complexion.
We know that coming up with a routine that works for you can be a bit overwhelming, especially when it seems like there's a new product popping up every minute. But here's a helpful tip: You don't need tons of products to have a transformative routine. In fact, when it comes to skincare, the simpler, the better. You really only need three to five key products to build an effective regimen.
Below, we'll show you how you can create a simple yet effective routine with five products.
Step one: Before applying any other products on your face, you always want to start by cleansing. For normal, dry or combination skin, we recommend trying the Isa Knox LXNEW Clean Nourishing Cream Cleanser, a luxurious-feeling cream cleanser that will leave your complexion feeling refreshed and hydrated. The Face Shop Rice Water Bright Foaming Cleanser — which helps to hydrate and brighten — is another great option for normal, dry and sensitive skin types.
Here is where you're going to customize your routine for your specific needs. Find a serum that contains ingredients to help tackle your skin concerns such as dullness, dryness, aging, hyperpigmentation or uneven texture. Vitamin C is a great ingredient to incorporate into your daily routine. We recommend trying the Anew Vitamin C Brightening Serum, which helps boost skin's radiance, helps refine texture, and visibly improves skin tone.
Moisturizer is a key player. Opt for moisturizers with hydrating ingredients such as hyaluronic acid for long-lasting moisture — like the belief The True Cream Aqua Bomb.
TIP:Be sure to switch your moisturizer based on the season. For colder seasons, opt for thicker cream formulas. For warmer seasons, opt for lighter gel formulas.
Sunscreen should be the last step in your routine before heading out the door, and it is one of the most important. Exposure to the sun's harmful UV rays can cause premature aging and skin cancer.
TIP:To streamline your routine and help ensure that you don't forget SPF, opt for a moisturizer that already includes it, like the Anew Ultimate Multi-Performance Day Cream SPF 25.
Before going to bed, you'll want to repeat the routine, but instead of a day cream/moisturizer, you'll want to opt for a richer night cream or treatment. Nighttime is a great time to incorporate retinol, a highly effective anti-aging ingredient, into your routine. We recommend trying the Isa Knox ANEW Clinical Line Eraser With Retinol Treatment.
If you're new to retinol, you'll want to do a skin patch test first and start by only using it 1-2 times a week, as it can cause some skin irritation at first. If you find that retinol is too harsh on your skin, we recommend trying our Farm Rx Bakuchiol Serum, which contains bakuchiol, a natural plant-based alternative to retinol that helps visibly reduce wrinkles and discolorations without the same irritation.
Bonus: Eye Cream
If your under-eye area is a concern, you can incorporate an eye cream into your routine like the Isa Knox ANEW Clinical Collagen Booster Eye Lift Pro Dual System, which visibly provides a dramatic lift and virtually erases the visible signs of aging on eyes in 1 week!