This 5-step process is all you need to keep your skin glowing, youthful and moisturized… especially if you’re living through the long, cold, and dry Canadian winter. Not only is the perfect routine about finding the right products, but the order in which you use these products is just as important! In this blog, we break down some of our must-have skincare products, and a step-by-step guide on how to use them. We promise, within a few months, everyone will want to know what you’re doing!
STEP 1: CLEANSE
Finding the right cleanser for your morning routine is crucial! You want something gentle enough that it won’t strip your skin of all its natural oils, but effective enough to wash the skin clean of dirt and bacteria. This is exactly why we love the Sukin Rosehip Cream Cleanser. Say goodbye to dry, stripped, and dehydrated morning skin! It is packed with rosehip, plant oils, shea butter, and fruit extracts to moisturize and rejuvenate your skin. It is also free of synthetic fragrances, phthalates, sulphates, parabens and a ton of other nasty additives found in conventional cleansers.
STEP 2: TONE
Step two is always toning! This tightens skin gaps, gets rid of leftover impurtities, and prepares the skin for moisturizers. Our absolute favourite is the Andalou Brightening Clementine Toner. Why we love it? It’s like killing two birds with one stone! You get both a face balancing toner, and a vitamin C serum in one. It includes aloe vera which calms the skin and balances the PH for improved appearance, and vitamin C which firms and brightens the skin. It is 98% plant derived, cruelty free, and vegan.
STEP 3: SERUMS
We are now about halfway through the skincare process. This is where you choose your favourite serum. Typically, I would suggest two serums, one being a vitamin C serum, however, we got that done with our two-in-one toner. The second one is the Weleda Awakening Serum. This is the perfect serum for all skin types. It hydrates your face, while added pomegranate works to tighten the skin and reduce visible fine lines and wrinkles. It is also free from synthetic preservatives, fragrances, and colourants.
STEP 4: MOISTURIZE
Now this step is the real gamechanger. You want to make sure your moisturizer is super hydrating (especially if you’re living through the cold and dark winters). This is why Green Beaver Extra Dry Skin Face Cream is a winner! It is made with both shea and coconut butter to replenish skin, yet does not leave a greasy finish. Not only does this moisturizer protect the skin from drying, but hydration is also important to avoid aging and wrinkles. Green Beaver is especially great for those with sensitive skin. This cream is all natural, cruelty free, biodegradable, and vegan.
STEP 5: PROTECT
Sunscreen is often the most overlooked step when it comes to skincare, yet, arguably the most important. You should always be applying sunscreen, even on the gloomiest of days. Your face should always be protected from the UV rays to avoid premature aging, worsening wrinkles, and skin cancers. I always suggest going with a mineral sunscreen as they contain cleaner ingredients and are safer for sensitive skin. One of my favourites is Think Sport’s Face Sunscreen. It dries quickly, provides an excellent base for makeup, and moisturizes your skin all at the same time. It is also free of harmful chemicals and therefore a great option for sensitive skin.
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Written by Allison Sherkin, RHN, CHNC
Allison is the in-house nutritionist at House of Wellness. She is a registered holistic nutritionist with experience in weight loss, mental health, hormonal balance, and digestion. She is passionate about helping others elevate their health and truly discover their highest potential! Allison believes in products made with integrity and focuses on effective solutions to help her customers and clients.