Sunday is the perfect day to take care of yourself. Sunday is the ideal day to pamper your skin and get ready for the next week.
Step 1: Take off your makeup
This can be done with either micellar water and makeup remover wipes. However, removing the top layer of dirt, oil, and makeup is important.
Step 2: Oil cleanse
Ten years ago, it would have been laughable if you suggested that we wash our faces with oil. A skincare oil is different from canola oil. An oil cleansing method can help absorb oil on your skin. This will allow it to remove dirt and impurities more effectively.
Step 3: Exfoliate
Exfoliating should be done at least once a week, and preferably on Sundays. Use a gentle exfoliant to remove the dead skin cells and other debris. Gommage is an excellent option for sensitive skin. This is one of my favourite Sunday skincare treats.
Step 4: Toner
Toner is a must before you start the more difficult steps. Toner will not only remove any oily residues or dirt but also restores the skin’s pH balance after cleansing. This will prepare your skin for success before you apply treatments.
Step 5: Apply facial steam
This part doesn’t require a fancy steamer! I prefer to boil 6 cups of water in a saucepan on the stove. Add a few dried flowers and let it steep for 10 minutes. Set the pot on the table, place a towel over your head, and allow the steam to soften your pores. This should take about 10 minutes.
Step 6: Clay mask
After your skin has been cleansed and pores have opened, you can apply a clay mask to help get rid of the impurities that have built up over the past week. You should avoid choosing a clay mask that is too drying as it can dry out your skin and sap its moisture. Clay masks can only be effective if they contain a hydrating component. Your mask will crack if you smile. It’s too dry!
Step 7: Multi-masking
Many dermatologists and estheticians will tell your skin that layering multiple masks is not beneficial. Your skin can feel irritated and confused if you use too many masks. Combining ingredients that are not conducive to your skin’s needs can cause their potency to drop. Multi-masking is a better option. Multi-masking is not the best way to heal everyone. Instead, focus on different areas and concerns.
- A clay mask is great for oily areas If you have already completed this step, consider a clarifying or mattifying mask.
- To soothe inflamed or irritated skin, use a soothing, calming mask rich in anti-inflammatories.
- Gel-based masks with hyaluronic and B vitamins are the best friend for dry areas
- Hyperpigmentation and scarring: It’s important to concentrate on skin cell renewal in these areas. For healthy results, choose a mask rich in vitamins C and A.
- To reduce puffiness, I love a cooling mask around my eyes. Keep your favorite face mask in the refrigerator if you feel puffy around your eyes. Your skin will be grateful.
Step 8: Lip scrub
This is an important step that many women overlook. The lips have as many dead skin cells in them as the rest of your skin, so you should scrub them every week with a good lip scrub to remove any dead or flaky skin.
Step 9: Serum
You will need to use a serum that is compatible with the masks. If you have just used a salicylic acid mask that is very heavy duty, then skip applying retinol and serums containing retinaloids. Combining these two ingredients can cause dryness and redness, and they are known to be incompatible. You should choose a mild serum that contains natural ingredients such as vitamin C or hyaluronic acids.
Step 10: Apply eye cream
Even if your eyes aren’t a priority, it is important to use eye cream every day. Before applying moisturizer, gently tap one pea-sized amount of cream under each eye.
Step 11: Moisturize
This one was inevitable, right? After all that cleansing and masking, your skin will need to be hydrated. For all that magic you have just done to your skin, a good night cream will seal it in.
Step 12: Apply facial oil + roller
Your nighttime skin care routine should include facial oil as the final step. Moisturizers contain water but facial oils do not. This makes them “thicker” in terms of nutrients and density. Other products applied after the facial oils won’t penetrate the skin and make it ineffective.
After applying your facial oil let it sit for 30 seconds before you start rolling. Facial rollers are best used on lightly moisturized skin. This helps oils and serums penetrate skin better. Save this step for the last.