Daily skin care is essential for optimal skin health. There is 5 steps that should be included in every skin care routine: cleanse, exfoliate 2x a week, tone, protect and hydrate.
Cleanse – This is the first step to healthy skin, find a cleanser that works for your skin and what your skin needs from you, this cleanser may change through seasons as your skins needs change. Washing your face is foundation to a good skin care routine, at night for washing away the day and morning to prep the skin for the day ahead with a clean slate.
Soma Recommends: Yonka Gel or Milk Cleanser
Exfoliate – this is an important step in your night-time routine, please remember you do not need to exfoliate everyday 2-3 times a week is great, so every other day. Exfoliating can improve the appearance of your skin in several ways. Exfoliation can leave your skin looking brighter. Regular exfoliation can also help prevent clogged pores, resulting in fewer breakouts. Long-term exfoliating can increase collagen production. Collagen is key to glowing, vibrant skin. The protein also promotes skin elasticity, minimizing the appearance of fine lines and related sagging.
Soma Recommends: Yonka Gommage (dry) and Lowen’s Get Buff Exfoliating Cleanser
Tone – In reality, toning should be considered an important part of the cleansing process. A good toner will remove any remaining bits of oil, dirt and debris left behind by the cleanser. More importantly, toner will help soothe, nourish and hydrate the skin while restoring its delicate pH balance.
Soma Recommends: Yonka Lotion or Lowen’s Get Toned
Protect – Adding a protective serum into your night time routine has lots of benefits, including over all skin texture, even out of skin tone, boosts collagen, this also helps in holding moisture.
Soma Recommends: Oh My Garden Nourishing or Balancing Oil depending on your skins needs
Moisturize – A moisturizer is a staple in any proper skin care routine, no matter your skin type (even oily and acne-prone skin). If your skin becomes too dry, it can trigger even more oil production, leading to increased breakouts. Skin lacking hydration could cause redness, flaking or allow signs of aging, like wrinkles, to appear prematurely. Regularly moisturizing your skin is key to maintaining your skin’s health.
Soma Recommends: Yonka Hydra N1
We also recommended incorporating a Mask into your night-time routine once a week, depending on your skin types and there are plenty of options.
Soma Recommends: Yonka Hydra N1 Hydrating Mask, Lowen’s Swamp Thing Clay Mask, and Patchology Soothing Milk Sheet Mask