How to build your daily skincare routine
Have you had a plethora of skincare items on your bathroom counter staring you in the face every morning and night?
When you first begin to develop your skincare routine, it might be overwhelming to know what sequence to use your skincare products in. Maximizing the advantages of your skincare products is crucial.
Why is the Order of My Skincare Routine Important?
Although the order of your routine may appear random at first, layering skincare products and LED therapy follows a scientific process that provides you with the best results. You run the danger of the following outcomes if you don't apply products in the proper sequence:
- Skincare products may not fully penetrate: Thin, fluid, or water-based products may not work as well if you apply richer, creamier, thicker products first because the richer products may establish a barrier that stops anything else from penetrating.
- Skincare products may be less effective: You won't be able to reap the full benefits if the items can't effectively permeate the skin. Additionally, differing combinations of active substances can render their intended effect ineffective.
- Skincare products may be harmful: Your skin may be harmed if cosmetics are improperly layered. For instance, layering serums over oils may cause your skin to become dry and dehydrated. Additionally, layering heavier creams on top of sunscreen may reduce its effectiveness, leaving your skin more susceptible to sunburn.
Organizing Your Skincare Regimen
While some tasks are straightforward, like washing before moisturizing, others are more difficult. Is it preferable to use serum or moisturizer first, for instance? Should your morning and nighttime rituals be the same or different from one another? When should you use your LED treatment equipment to get the best benefits, and do different LED light colors perform better at different times of the day?
It's easy to overthink your skincare regimen, but if you stick to these straightforward recommendations, you'll become an expert in no time.
Which kind of LED therapy performs better in the mornings compared to the evenings?
Good news: the effectiveness of LED treatment is not affected by the time of day. This implies that your skincare objectives ultimately determine the kind of LED therapy treatment you apply in the morning and evening. Red light therapy may be used in the morning and evening, for instance, if you truly want to concentrate on wrinkle prevention and reduction; blue light therapy may be used instead if your major concern is acne.
You might think about utilizing blue light in the morning and red light in the evening, or vice versa, to treat both acne and anti-aging issues. Or, you could use a gadget that delivers both types of light to perform a blue light and red light treatment in the morning and the evening.
We've got you covered when it comes to stacking LED therapy with other skincare products for the optimal morning and evening regimen, whether you decide to utilize blue light, red light, or other LED light colors.
Your morning skincare regimen
Step 1: Cleanse
A clean, fresh face is the first step in any effective skincare regimen. You must clean all of those impurities from your skin's surface and pores if you want the active ingredients in your skincare products to work as effectively as possible. With your regular facial cleanser in the morning (assuming, gasp, you didn't sleep with your makeup on), you should be set to go.
Step 2: Exfoliate
The next stage is exfoliating, but keep in mind that depending on your skin type and the instructions on the product label, you should only perform this step one to three times each week. Exfoliation is the procedure used to get rid of accumulated dead skin cells. For novices or those with sensitive skin, exfoliating once a week should be sufficient given how quickly facial skin cells are shed. You might want to try exfoliating twice or even three times a week if you have oily or acne-prone skin.
Step 3: Tone
Following a thorough cleansing, use a facial toner before using any kind of serum, moisturizer, or oil. Toner is used to prepare your skin to absorb serums, moisturizers, oils, and other skincare products while removing any lingering particles that your cleanser or exfoliant may not have removed.
There are many alternatives available that are geared to specific skincare concerns if you're new to utilizing toner. If you have sensitive skin, you might prefer a toner that has calming properties and has ingredients like chamomile or aloe vera. If you have dry skin, you can select a toner with moisturizing effects, such as one with rosewater or Vitamin E.
Step 4: Serums
Concentrated dosages of nutrients or specific active substances are found in serums, which typically address issues with skin radiance, brightness, hydration, and anti-aging. It makes the most sense to use serums before thicker products like moisturizers because they give concentrated amounts of active chemicals that can prevent your skin from absorbing the serum.
Vitamin C serums and other serums combine nicely with LED light therapy to give your skin the best results possible.
Step 5: Light therapy
Utilize your preferred LED therapy device as soon as your skin is entirely clear. Red light treatment will greatly aid in addressing any anti-aging issues, improving the tone, color, and shine of your skin while erasing fine lines and wrinkles. Even the effects of sun damage can be lessened, and redness, inflammation, and edema can be decreased.
On the other hand, blue light therapy is a potent treatment for any acne issues you could be having. You are free to select any mix or variation of red and blue light therapy based on your skincare goals because the time of day has no effect on the results of your light therapy treatment.
Step 6: Sunscreen or facial oil
Sunscreen should be your last action in the morning. Even if you don't intend to spend a lot of time outside, you should nonetheless shield your skin from UV radiation. By going the extra mile, you can keep your skin looking young, firm, and smooth throughout time.
If you have a face oil product, you should use it in the nights and put it on last. Frequently, facial oils serve as a final finish for all of the skincare items you have previously used. The most crucial thing to keep in mind is that most skincare products cannot penetrate or dissolve oil, therefore they should always be applied as the final step in your process.
Your nighttime skincare routine
Applying a mask after cleansing is the key distinction between your recommended daytime and bedtime routines. Applying a calming face mask in the evenings is ideal. Similar to exfoliating, it is not advised to use this every day. You should adhere to the directions on your facial mask's packaging for the greatest results. Some masks should only be used once each week, while others can be used multiple times.
Discover your ideal skincare regimen.
The most crucial step in developing your skincare routine is to identify what works best for you and establish a schedule that you can stick to. Many skin care products have reversible effects which allow you to choose the one that best suits your needs.
In order to help you live your best life, we at LED Esthetics are passionate about developing products that make your skincare regimen simple and disseminating health and beauty advice. In our article, we discuss how LED light therapy can help you achieve your skincare objectives and feel good about yourself. You can use our products to treat acne, reduce wrinkles, and more.