Are you interested in building a simple skincare regimen, but you have some questions? Perhaps you are wondering how many products do you need? How much will it cost? Which products will be right for your skin? In what order should you be applying these products? And what do the products even do?
I’m excited to share with you my step-by-step guide to to building your simple skincare regimen for flawless, glowing skin. I can’t wait for you to see how simple this can be!
First, let’s talk about the products that will help you build your simple skincare regimen. I’m going to reference products from Ever Skincare, my go to clean beauty line!
Step 1: Cleanse
You are going to want to start with a cleanser that is made specifically for your skin type. Most commonly people fall into one of 3 categories. Is your skin dry/sensitive, oily/breakout prone or normal/combo? If you are not using a cleanser made for your type the active ingredients may do more harm then good. Ever Skincare has created 3 cleansers, one for each of the skin types I mentioned above.
Step 2: Exfoliate
Your second step is to exfoliate. If the first thing that pops into your head is apricot scrub then we need to talk. Let me take this moment to make something clear. Please do NOT use apricot scrub on your face!
You want to find a product that is gentle enough to use at least 3x a week or daily if your skin will allow for it. Your exfoliation step is important because it removes dead skin cells and helps clear and reduce the visibility of pores and the appearance of spots. It also preps your skin for any treatments you will apply after.
Over the years I have tried many products to exfoliate and most have been too harsh for my skin. I am currently using the Reveal Peel Pads from Ever Skincare about 3x a week at night and 2x a week during the day. One of their active ingredients is Caviar Lime which is clinically proven to exfoliate without irritating the skin.
Step 3: Treat
Your third step it to apply a treatment serum. Serums are skin care products that are designed to deliver high concentrations of specific active ingredients to your skin. When layered underneath your moisturizers, a serum will act as a targeted treatment for wrinkles, pigmentation and redness.
Ever Skincare’s serum is called Youthful and it is their #1 selling product. It has even been nicknamed “Botox in a bottle.” After using Youthful for 4 weeks participants in an independent study noticed an improvement in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles; reported their skin appeared less red; said that their skin appeared brighter and more radiant; said their skin appeared more lifted and firm.
Step 4: Protect & Moisturize
Your last step in this simple 4 step skincare regimen is to protect and moisturize. No matter what your skin type, do NOT miss this step! Moisturizing is important to maintain your skin’s healthy cells and to protect it from irritation. When your skin is dry and irritated, it actually causes breakouts and acne. By moisturizing your skin, you can reduce your chances of any skin problems arising.
During the day you will want to find a moisturizer that contains a chemical free sunscreen to protect your skin from the sun. Even when I do not have a full day planned outdoors, I still like to use sunscreen in my moisturizer as I sit near a window in my office. Daylight from Ever Skincare comes in both a clear and tinted formula. This product delivers moisture, protects with a SPF 32, and visibly smooths the appearance of fine lines. It also contains Vitamin C which clarifies and brightens!
At night time you do not need the same SPF protection as during the day so you will want to look for something like Ever’s Hydralift. I find that this product is intensely hydrating and it works overnight to give moisture a boost. It also contains a lot of active ingredients so it will work to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and well as help diminish the appearance of redness. Depending on your skin type you would choose their creme or oil free gel.
The Order of Beauty
All the products and steps can sometimes get confusing. This is why Ever Skincare trademarked what they like to call “The Order of Beauty.” If you decide you would like to try Ever Skincare’s 5 piece (4 step) Regimen, each product comes with a number printed on the back telling you what step it is in the regimen. You’ll also see that it indicates AM or PM for use.
If you ever get stuck with this simple regimen or another you are using, always keep one thing in mind. You want to apply your products from lightest to thickest.
All this may sound like a lot but trust me, these 4 simple steps will result in radiant and glowing skin.
But how much does it all cost?
I’m not going to lie. Good, quality, CLEAN skincare that is backed by clinical results is not going to be cheap. With skincare the saying of you get what you pay for applies, at least in my personal opinion.
What I have found with Ever is a little goes a long way. You are using a dime size amount of cleanser, a half of a Reveal Peel Pad, one pump of serum, etc. When your products are full of amazing active ingredients you use much less.
Also, I am a reformed beauty junkie. I bought everything and anything when it came to skincare. I never paid much attention to ingredients, if it was for my skin type, or what it was supposed to do. If it was the latest product or had great packaging it ended up in my cart. (I’m a sucker for great packaging.) I was doing more harm than good (according to my aesthetician) and I was spending a ton of money. Once I became “brand loyal” and committed to this regimen I was actually saving a ton of money. Just something to consider.
Should I use any other products?
Depending on what skincare concerns you have you could definitely add in other products to your regimen. But my one piece of advice would be is if you’re just getting started, start simple and small. If you can keep to these 4 steps and develop a routine you’ll be more successful in layering in other products.
Ever Skincare offers some amazing skin enhancements that I absolutely love including two with Retinol. We have 3 eye creams and a Hyaluronic Acid Booster. All wonderful products but only if you plan to use them!
If you find yourself wanting even more information about the products I mentioned above you can checkout my website for all the specifics. With Ever Skincare we have “Nothing to Hide” and everything to love 🙂 You’ll find every single ingredient listed for all our products as well as directions on how to use them and the clinical results from independent studies!
Also, I’ve highlighted my night time routine a few weeks ago HERE if you want to checkout how I use these 4 simple steps and more!
Interested in getting started with Ever? You can take a quick Beauty Consult on my website HERE. Once I receive your results we can connect on what to get in your first order!