Your skin care routine for healthy, youthful-looking skin! Our guide will help you build a skincare system to address the signs of ageing and encourage a youthful glow.
Your daily face cleansing routine for younger looking skin calls for a cleanser that is effective at removing debris but treats your skin gently in the process. It shouldn’t strip your skin of all hydration and oil. This disturbs your skin’s natural moisture barrier, drying it out and making signs of ageing more pronounced.
A good youth-promoting skin care routine includes a cleanser formulated with ingredients that encourage skin suppleness and elasticity. While you cleanse, you’ll be supplying it with glow-inducing nutrients too!
Serum (AM & PM)
Applying a serum after your cleanser is such an important step in your skin care regimen for younger-looking skin.
Serums are lightweight products that pack a punch in rapidly delivering active ingredients the skin needs to replenish and repair itself. Incorporate serums into your skincare regimen that include:
The antioxidant properties of Vitamin C, A, and B thwart free radical activity which otherwise speeds up the signs of ageing.
Vitamin C is a powerhouse anti-aging ingredient that every youth-boosting skin care routine needs. It works to promote a lighter, firmer and more even complexion improving the skin’s appearance over time.
If you’re looking to address ageing skin concerns, you’ll want to include Vitamin C or Vitamin C derivative in part of your routine. Serum is an ideal place for it!
Famed for its youth-boosting properties, retinol may be an ingredient to consider in your serum routine. A derivative of Vitamin A, retinol has an outstanding ability to help promote cell renewal.
Go slow incorporating any derivative of Vitamin A, especially with a sensitive skin care routine. It’s common to experience an adjustment period when the skin can become extremely irritated. Retinol also increases photosensitivity so daily SPF30 protection is a must.
The building blocks of collagen, peptides are a key ingredient for anti-ageing routines. They improve the firmness, texture and overall appearance of your complexion by helping boost the production of collagen.
A serum is a fast and easy way to deliver a big hit of hydration to thirsty skin cells too. The best active ingredient for hydration is hyaluronic acid. It can hold 1000x times its weight in water making it super effective at boosting the skin’s moisture levels.
Morning: Sunset Skin Anti-Ageing Acai Duo
Evening: Golden Anti-Ageing Serum
A Day & Night Moisturiser
No matter your skin goals, moisturising in the AM and PM is a must for healthy skin.
As you age, it becomes increasingly difficult for the skin to hold onto moisture and one of the biggest changes you’ll observe is your skin becoming drier. Even if you have oily skin, dryness and dehydration can still be an issue because oil is not hydration.
The moisturising step in your skin care routine helps seal moisture into the skin, preventing it from evaporating off the surface - known as transepidermal water loss. This helps skin retain moisture and keep it hydrated.
For a good skin care routine to support both skin protection and rejuvenation, consider using a different moisturiser for your morning and evening routines.
Your morning moisturiser should help protect skin against the free radical damage caused by environmental aggressors it comes in contact with during the day. Antioxidants are excellent at shutting down free radical activity so choose an antioxidant-rich moisturiser for the AM.
The goal of your nighttime moisturiser is to repair any damage while you sleep and work in sync with the skin’s natural nighttime regenerative cycle. Ingredients in PM moisturisers are rich in antioxidants, deeply hydrating and contain emollient ingredients to minimise transepidermal water loss during the night.
Morning: 24K Gold Nourishing Oil
Evening: Rose Gold Rose Oil
The skin under your eye is thin and incredibly delicate.
Signs of ageing and fatigue in the form of fine lines, sagging, and crows feet show quickly in this area. You really want to treat it with extra TLC!
Eye serums and creams packed with emollient and hydrating ingredients will do wonders for a more youthful-looking eye area.
Lightly tap the product around the eye area and very gently work it into the skin.
We recommend: Hydrating Eye Serum
Every youthful skin routine must include daily broad-spectrum SPF 30 sunscreen.
Your sunscreen step is also a chance to include more active ingredients such as vitamins C and E, and B3 into your skin care routine to nourish your skin while providing protection.
You can finish with a foundation that provides additional SPF benefits too.
Nighttime face mask (Weekly)
Using an overnight face mask is a great way to maximise the benefits of your youthful skin care routine.
Did you know that your skin is more permeable in the evening? This is a bit of a double-edged beauty sword! The plus side is, ingredients have the chance to penetrate deeper and allow your skin to really soak up their benefits.
The downside is that moisture escapes more easily off the skin which can leave it thirsty. You can counteract this by using a deeply hydrating nighttime mask to minimise water loss and help you wake up to a more hydrated, plumper complexion.
Depending on your skin, you may be able to handle a few different masking sessions during the week. Or, if your skin is less tolerant, once a week may be enough.
The active ingredients in our Booster Mask range are quite concentrated. We suggest starting off with a 10 minute masking session and gradually working up to leaving it on overnight.
When your skin sheds dead cells, a layer of old, dry cells forms over the top of the younger, brighter skin underneath. This leads to a dull complexion, increased build-up in pores and also highlights lines and wrinkles.
Regular exfoliation will slough away the dead cells to reveal fresher skin and help improve the signs of ageing. No matter your age, you should approach exfoliation carefully, choosing a type of exfoliant and using at a frequency suited to your skin type.
Our esmi Skin Consultants are here to help you put together a skin care routine for younger looking skin! If you need guidance, reach out to us for your free skincare consultation.