7 Ways To Elevate Your Skincare Routine
Sometimes, our daily skincare routine can become a little monotonous. We get it! You repeat the same steps with the same products over and over again, each day and night, with little variation. Cleanse, tone, moisturize, repeat...
But, that doesn’t need to be the case!
As with any other beauty regimen, sometimes it’s good for your skin to switch things up a bit, and experience the benefits of new products and different ingredients. You never know – you could end up with the best skin of your life!
Here at Cel, we’ve got the perfect ways to take your skincare routine to the next level, and advice on what products will encourage your beauty elevation…
1. Protect Yourself Against Aging With SPF
We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again – UV damage is THE main culprit for aging skin. The only way to protect yourself, and your skin, from the damage caused by sunlight, is to wear a daily SPF. Even on cloudy or overcast days, UVA and UVB rays are still able to penetrate the top layers of your dermis, so making sure this step is added to your morning regimen could be a skin-savior. Look for a product with at least SPF30, and apply it 30 minutes before going outside. The best way to incorporate an SPF into your skincare routine is to find a moisturizer or primer that has SPF in it, so you don’t need to add an extra step in! SPF is key, but also remember to limit your time in direct sunlight, wear a hat to provide shade, and protect your eyes with sunglasses if it’s really bright.
2. Enjoy Deep Hydration From A Sheet Mask
Sheet masks are a new skincare trend that’s worth jumping on, and if your skin is becoming a bit too familiar with a standard moisturizer, then a hydrating weekly mask could be the answer. Over time, our skin can become ‘immune’ to certain products, and moisturizers that once nourished your skin may now leave it dry and flaky after a few hours. Use a hydrating sheet mask once a week, your skin will appear nourished, fresh and repaired in a short matter of time.
3. Help Correct The Appearance Of Dark Spots
Daily UV exposure and pollution in the air can leave us with dark spots, patchy skin tone and discoloration. It’s an unfortunate reality – but it can be corrected! Correcting serums are an easy addition to your routine that can control and even-out any skin tone discrepancies, helping your complexion to appear more youthful and bright. You can also cover over dark spots with a yellow corrective concealer, that disguises purple hues quickly and evenly.
4. Always Use An Eye Cream
Our eyes are the first feature to show signs of aging, as the skin around them is thinner and more prone to wrinkles and fine lines. Your eyes deserve extra attention and nourishment, so ensuring you have a specific eye cream for this delicate area is key for looking young.
5. Use A Gentle Peel Before Bed
Our skin is a busy organ, and according to the American Academy of Dermatology, it renews itself while we sleep. This is why the products we use at night are extremely important, and it’s the best time to add any specialty ingredients in. Facial Peels are a novel product, designed to resurface dull complexions and remove excess dead skin cells. By using a gentle peel, like peel pads, before bed, your skin will look brighter, fresher and more youthful when you wake up! Tip – make sure you protect your skin the next day with an SPF as you may find some sensitivity after a gentle peel.
6. Exfoliate With A Natural Face Scrub
If you like the sound of a chemical peel but aren’t sure about trying it, then a natural exfoliator is a great, less abrasive, alternative. Find a scrub made from natural ingredients like oats or sugar, and the rough texture combined with soft, circular motions will leave your skin spa-like and smooth. Exfoliating your skin removes any dead skin on the surface layer, revealing a bright, renewed complexion underneath. Use your chosen scrub no more than three times a week, and always make sure you moisturize afterward.
7. Don’t Neglect Your Neck
The skin on your neck, similar to your eyes, is extremely delicate and one of the first parts to succumb to sagging and aging. As the skin on your neck and chest sit further away from the muscle, it can often appear loose and untoned. This is why you need to treat it differently and give it the attention it deserves! Your neck and chest will benefit from a firming and moisturizing cream, that’s designed to reverse the signs of aging and repair skin damage.
If you feel like your complexion is in a skincare rut, it could be time to elevate it with some new, exciting products. Here at Cel, we understand your skin, and how to best nourish it, and we want you to take this knowledge away with you so you can experience brighter, healthier, more youthful skin! Try a few of these tips, and see how you can benefit.