When it comes to a gorgeous, glowing complexion, there are quite a few steps you can (and probably should) include in your skin care regimen—but not all of them need to be done on a daily basis or at the same time every day.With so much to keep track of, we’re here to help you stay organized in order to create the very best skin care routine(s) for you.
Consider the following your skin care routine checklist, chock full of skin care products—facial cleansers, facial moisturizers, eye creams, face masks, self-tanners, and more—not to mention, tips for using each of them. Whether you want to brighten the appearance of your skin with a charcoal mask or reduce the appearance of fine lines or dark circles with the help of an eye cream, we’ve got you covered.
YOUR TWICE DAILY SKIN CARE ROUTINE
There are some things that never change, and that includes the twice per day essential steps in your skin care routine. These are mainstays for a reason!
#1: WASH YOUR FACE
Clean skin is happy skin! So, reach for a facial cleanser when you wake up and before you go to sleep to help wash away any excess dirt and oil that may have built up on the surface of your skin throughout the day (or while you slept). Try the L’Oréal Paris Pure-Clay Detox & Brighten Cleanser, L’Oréal Paris Pure-Clay Exfoliate & Refine Cleanser, or L’Oréal Paris Pure-Clay Purify & Mattify Cleanser, which can help lift dirt and impurities from the surface of your skin without drying it out.
If you have mature skin, consider using a creamy facial cleanser, like the L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Nourishing Cream Cleanser, instead. As you age, your skin loses moisture, nutrients, and natural oils—which can result in drier skin. This facial cleanser helps replenish oils and gently removes traces of makeup. Of course, beautiful skin doesn’t stop there! Next up…
#2: USE A TONER
After cleansing, swipe on an alcohol-free toner, like the L’Oréal Paris HydraFresh Toner. This gentle and non-drying toner is formulated with beta hydroxy acid and Pro-Vitamin B5 to gently sweep away dull skin and protect against moisture loss. All you have to do is put some toner on a cotton pad and swipe it across your face. It’s that easy!
#3: APPLY SERUM
This skin care product is very popular for a reason. Serums are generally concentrated formulas that target specific skin issues.
Got fine lines and wrinkles? Try the L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Triple Power™ Concentrated Serum, which is formulated with hyaluronic acid, to help improve the appearance of fine lines with continued use over time.
Have dull skin? Consider using the L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Derm Intensives 10% Pure Vitamin C Serum. The derm-validated, lightweight, serum restores radiance, reduces hyperpigmentation, and improves clarity and skin’s overall tone. After just one week of use, skin has a youthful radiance, while after two weeks, fine lines are visibly reduced.
Whichever serum you use, it should be applied after cleansing but before moisturizing.
Using moisturizer two times a day is super-important—even if you have oily skin. Yes, really! Try the L’Oréal Paris Hydra Genius Daily Liquid Care for Normal/Oily Skin, L’Oréal Paris Hydra Genius Daily Liquid Care for Normal/Dry Skin, or L’Oréal Paris Hydra Genius Daily Liquid Care for Extra Dry Skin. Each of these water-based moisturizers is formulated with hyaluronic acid and aloe vera water for long-lasting hydration.
#5: PAT ON AN EYE CREAM
You’ve heard the popular saying “the eyes are the window to the soul,” but what if you don’t want anyone staring too hard at your eye area? If you have dark circles under eyes, puffiness, or crow’s feet, that’s likely the case. Enter eye cream. Look for one that’s formulated for your specific skin issues and apply it after moisturizing, morning and night. One option is the L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Triple Power™ Eye Treatment, which is formulated to reduce the appearance of dark circles and under-eye bags with continued use over time.