ROUTINE GUIDE

BLEMISHED, OILY SKIN

Characteristics: acneic skin gets oily shortly after cleansing; It has visible pores and breakouts

Cause: hormone imbalance; stress (usually affecting areas like chin and around mouth); acne cosmetica (aka acne caused by aggravating cosmetics), usually affecting areas like the cheeks and forehead

MORNING

  1. Hydrating gel cleanser

  2. Hydrating milky toner (ceramide enriched light humectant essence)

  3. Skin rehab light lotion x 2 pumps (ceramide and cholesterol rich lotion, free of butters and oils, squalane based)

  4. Sunscreen   

NIGHT

  1. Anti-pollution deep cleansing oil (fully emulsifying oil cleanser, clean rinsing, gentle to eyes)

  2. Hydrating gel cleanser (this step is necessary only if you have used a sunscreen during the day)

  3. *BHA/PHA exfoliating toner (twice a week only to avoid over-exfoliation and damaging skin barrier further)

  4. Hydration booster serum x 2 drops all over face including lips and eye area (niacinamide enriched hyaluronic acid serum)

  5. Skin rehab light lotion x 2 pumps (ceramide and cholesterol rich lotion, free of butters and oils, squalane based)

  6. *Blemish SOS oil x 2 drops three times a week

  7. OR *Intense night repair oil with retinaldehyde x once or twice a week (read directions in product page)

*BHA/PHA TONER AND BLEMISH SOS OIL MUST NOT BE USED IN THE SAME ROUTINE WITH RETINOIDS. 

ROSACEA WITH OILY SKIN

Characteristics:  Unline acne vulgaris, rosacea is virtually devout of blackheads and white heads. Also it primarily affects adults. Common signs are redness, dome shaped papules, scaling, rough texture, broken capillaries and flushing.

Cause: The exact cause is still unknown, however, the most common triggers are alcohol, spicy foods, stress, lack of sleep, sun and heat.

MORNING

  1. Hydrating gel cleanser

  2. Hydrating milky toner (ceramide enriched light humectant essence)

  3. Skin rehab light lotion x 2 pumps (ceramide and cholesterol rich lotion, free of butters and oils, squalane based)

  4. Sunscreen   

NIGHT

  1. Anti-pollution deep cleansing oil (fully emulsifying oil cleanser, clean rinsing, gentle to eyes)

  2. Hydrating gel cleanser (this step is necessary only if you have used a sunscreen during the day

  3. Hydration booster serum x 2 drops all over face including lips and eye area (niacinamide enriched hyaluronic acid serum)

  4. Skin rehab light lotion x 2 pumps (ceramide and cholesterol rich lotion, free of butters and oils, squalane based)

  5. Intense night repair oil with retinaldehyde x once or twice a week (read directions in product page)

ROSACEA WITH DRY SKIN

Characteristics:  Unline acne vulgaris, rosacea is virtually devout of blackheads and white heads. Also it primarily affects adults. Common signs are redness, dome shaped papules, scaling, rough texture, broken capillaries and flushing.

Cause: The exact cause is still unknown, however, the most common triggers are alcohol, spicy foods, stress, lack of sleep, sun and heat.

MORNING

  1. Hydrating gel cleanser

  2. Hydrating milky toner (ceramide enriched light humectant essence)

  3. Skin rehab rich cream 

  4. Skin barrier restoring oil x 2 drops added to rich cream if needed

  5. Sunscreen   

NIGHT

  1. Anti-pollution deep cleansing oil (fully emulsifying oil cleanser, clean rinsing, gentle to eyes)

  2. Hydrating gel cleanser (this step is necessary only if you have used a sunscreen during the day)

  3. Hydration booster serum x 2 drops all over face including lips and eye area (niacinamide enriched hyaluronic acid serum)

  4. Skin rehab rich cream

  5. Skin Barrier restoring oil x 2 to 3 drops

  6. Intense night repair oil with retinaldehyde x once or twice a week (read directions in product page)

DEHYDRATED (THIRSTY) SKIN 

Characteristics: Dehydrated skin is a condition (not a type) and is associated with inadequate water retention in the top layer of  the skin. You don't have to have a dry skin to have this condition. Combination and oily skin can have it as well. Often dehydrated skin looks oily, which can be an overcompensation for lack of moisture in the skin. Dehydrated skin looks dull, could be peeling, feels rough and tight and is more sensitive, breakouts are quite common

Cause: hot baths; hard water; cleansing with harsh surfactant based cleansers with high pH; Sun; cold; alcohol; inadequate water intake; harsh actives such as retinoids, benzoyl peroxide.

MORNING

  1. Hydrating gel cleanser 

  2. Hydrating milky toner

  3. Hydration booster serum or Super Serum if skin is not vitamin c sensitive

  4. Skin rehab light lotion x 2 pumps (ceramide and cholesterol rich lotion, free of butters and oils, squalane based) if skin is oily dehydrated

  5. OR Skin rehab rich - if your skin is dry.

  6. Sunscreen   

NIGHT

  1. Cleansing balm to milk cleanser (oil based fully emulsifying 1st cleanser, clean rinsing, gentle to eyes) OR Deep cleansing oil if you prefer fragrance free

  2. Hydrating gel cleanser (this step is necessary only if you have used a sunscreen during the day)

  3. AHA/PHA exfoliating toner if your skin is dry or BHA/PHA toner if you suffer from breakouts (twice a week to avoid over-exfoliation)

  4. Hydration booster serum x 2 drops all over face including lips and eye area (niacinamide enriched hyaluronic acid serum)

  5. Skin rehab light lotion x 2 pumps (ceramide and cholesterol rich lotion, free of butters and oils, squalane based) if your skin is oily

  6. OR Skin rehab rich - if your skin is dry

  7. Skin barrier restoring oil x 2 drops if you need extra moisture

  8. OR Blemish SOS oil x 2 drops added to Skin rehab light if you are suffering from any breakouts

DRY SKIN

Characteristics: Dry skin is a type and is associated with lack of oil or lipids. Dry skin can be red and flaky; has rough white patches and even cracks. It feels uncomfortable, painful, itchy and tingles

Cause: genetics, harsh weather; extreme fat free diet

MORNING

  1. Hydrating gel cleanser 

  2. OR Hydrating milky toner alone (on a cotton pad) if skin is irritated, Or both

  3. Hydration booster serum or Super Serum if skin is not vitamin c sensitive. OR both

  4. Skin rehab rich cream mixed with a few drops of Skin Barrier restoring oil 

  5. Sunscreen   

NIGHT

  1. Cleansing balm to milk cleanser (oil based fully emulsifying 1st cleanser, clean rinsing, gentle to eyes).

  2. OR Deep cleansing oil cleanser if sensitive to essential oils

  3. Hydrating gel cleanser (this step is necessary only if you have used a sunscreen during the day)

  4. *AHA/PHA exfoliating toner (twice a week to avoid over-exfoliation)

  5. Hydration booster serum x 2 drops all over face including lips and eye area (niacinamide enriched hyaluronic acid serum)

  6. Skin rehab rich x 2 pumps 

  7. Skin barrier restoring oil x 2 drops

  8. *Intense night repair x 1-2 pumps once a week only

*AHA/PHA TONER  MUST NOT BE USED IN THE SAME ROUTINE WITH RETINOIDS.