Think you’ve got your skincare routine all figured out? While this could very well be the case, many people end up falling into a skincare rut and following the same routine for years.
If you can relate, then chances are that your skincare routine could do with an update. Read on as Celestolite shares 8 things to know in 2023 about your skincare routine.
1. A Skincare Routine Should Always Begin With a Cleanser
This may seem basic, but it’s also one of the most important things to remember when following any skincare routine; your skin should always be cleansed before you apply any other products to it.
Failing to cleanse your skin properly will prevent your skincare products from easily accessing your skin cells. Instead of soaking right in, they’ll be blocked by dirt, sebum, and other impurities. This means that they won’t be able to work to their full potential.
Even worse, once your skincare products mix together with the grime on your face, your complexion will end up looking dull and congested. If you have oily skin, then this is also the perfect recipe for angry breakouts to form.
The Estrella Mousse Cleanser
How do you choose a good cleanser? Look for one that contains gentle cleansing agents derived from plants rather than chemicals. Celestolite’s Estrella Cleanser Mousse is the perfect example. With its cleansing compounds obtained from coconuts, this formula will thoroughly clean your skin without leaving it feeling overly dry or stripped.
Our cleanser has also been infused with amino acids to moisturize and strengthen the feel of your skin, along with glycerin to hydrate and plump up the complexion.
You’ll notice meteorite powder in this formula too. This is Celestolite’s signature ingredient – you’ll find it in all of our skincare products. It’s a multi-tasking ingredient that not only soothes and calms the feel of the skin, but also brightens the complexion while reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
2. Regular Exfoliation Can Help With Most Visible Skin Concerns
Many people think that if they’re cleansing their skin daily, then they don’t need to exfoliate. However, this couldn’t be further from the truth.
Sure, daily cleansing is extremely beneficial when it comes to keeping the skin clear of impurities. However, a cleanser only tackles the dirt that lies on the surface of the skin. It doesn’t do anything about build-ups within the pores, which is why regular exfoliation is a must. Not only will this give your skin a deep clean, but it’ll also reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, lighten the look of dark spots and scars, and give your skin an overall glow.
How often you exfoliate will depend on your skin type. Those with dry or sensitive skin usually only need to exfoliate once a week, whereas those with oily or combination skin will likely need to exfoliate twice a week to maintain a healthy-looking glow.
What’s the best way to exfoliate? That’s where Celestolite’s unique at-home facial peel comes in…
The Estrella Facial Peel
Some people prefer physical exfoliants, such as scrubs, while others prefer acid-based chemical exfoliants. It can be tricky to find an exfoliating formula that works well for different skin types, which is why we created the Estrella Facial Peel.
Although technically a physical exfoliant, this peel works in a very different way from a face scrub. It’s a lightweight gel formula that you slather onto dry, cleansed skin and then massage in.
Rather than abrasively sloughing off dead skin cells in the way that a scrub would, the ingredients in this peel gently gather up your dead cells into small clumps. Once this has happened all over your face, you can then rinse the peel, along with all of your dead skin cells, away.
3. Toning is Optional, But Extremely Beneficial
While cleansing and moisturizing are essential steps in a skincare routine, toning is an optional extra. If you’re short on time, then you won’t be doing your skin any harm by skipping this step.
However, if you want your skincare routine to be as comprehensive as possible, then it’s definitely worth adding a toner in.
The key is to pick a formula without any alcohol, since alcohol-based toners are known for drying out the skin. Instead, look for a toner that has been infused with ingredients that hydrate and soothe the feel of the skin. This is exactly what your skin needs post-cleanse.
The Estrella Facial Toner
One toner that works well for all skin types is Celestolite’s Estrella Facial Toner. Formulated with aloe vera leaf juice and cucumber extract, this toner feels incredibly calming and hydrating when applied to the skin.
It also contains organic witch hazel leaf extract, which is extremely effective at tightening the look of enlarged pores. Add to this some meteorite powder and your skin will look beautifully radiant once you’re done toning.
4. Don’t Apply More Than 3 Serums at a Time
Serums are a great way to customize your skincare routine based on what your skin currently needs. Due to their lightweight consistency, serums get to work quickly, making them a go-to for people who are trying to reduce the appearance of specific visible skin concerns.
Even better, serums work well when layered over one another. This means that you can safely add multiple serums to your skincare routine, with each one targeting a different visible skin concern.
That said, it’s important not to go overboard with this. We’re all for using a few different serums in a routine, but avoid applying more than three. After this stage, the ingredients will start to dilute each other, meaning that they won’t be very effective.
Serums From Celestolite
At Celestolite, we love serums. As a result, we have several different formulas for you to choose from.
If your main issues are dryness and dehydration, then the Mars Stellar Serum is what you need. It’s packed with a number of hydrating and moisturizing compounds, including peptides, sodium hyaluronate, glycerin, collagen, and plant oils. Apply it to your face and neck after cleansing and toning and your skin will look soft, plump, and dewy.
To target the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and loose skin, we’d recommend adding our Cosmic Firming Serum to your skincare routine. Designed to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while firming up the complexion, this silky formula contains a blend of humectants and vitamins. Formulated for daily use, this serum will give your skin a smoother and bouncier finish.
5. The Eye Area Needs Extra TLC
If your skincare routine doesn’t contain any dedicated eye care products, then you’re seriously missing out. The skin around the eyes is significantly thinner than the skin anywhere else on the face and body, meaning that it’s more prone to damage, as well as the appearance of aging.
Products formulated for the eye area cater to the thin and delicate nature of the skin here. They’ll contain ingredients that help to counter the appearance of dryness, fine lines, and thin skin, which the eye area is highly susceptible to.
Whether you decide to use an eye serum, an eye cream, or both, this is definitely the year to add an eye care product to your routine if you don’t already use one.
The Estrella Eye Serum
Some eye care products target the appearance of crow’s feet, others deeply moisturize the skin, and a few help to reduce the look of puffiness and dark spots/shadows. If you would like a formula that does a little bit of everything, turn to Celestolite’s Estrella Eye Serum.
It contains multiple peptides that thicken and volumize the feel of the skin. Green tea extract, which is packed with antioxidants, helps to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and dark spots, while vitamin C and licorice root extract brighten the look of the skin.
This formula also contains aloe vera, betaine, and glycerin to hydrate the skin, along with calendula extract to leave the skin feeling soothed.
6. Having Separate Day and Night Creams Makes a Difference
Ideally, you should have two skincare routines; one for the morning and one for the evening. While many of the products that you use for each one may be the same, there should be at least one difference, and that’s when it comes to your moisturizer.
During the day, your skin is busy trying to keep itself protected from environmental damage. However, once evening rolls around, your skin’s focus switches to protein production and repairing any damage that occurred during the day.
Since these two tasks are very different, your skin requires a separate set of ingredients for each in order to feel fully supported.
Nova Bright Skin Cream SPF 30
In addition to vitamins, botanical extracts, and humectants, this formula also contains SPF 30 to shield your skin from the sun’s harmful UV rays. It’s so much more convenient than using separate moisturizer and sunscreen products, saving you an additional step in your skincare routine.
Estrella Night Cream
Needless to say, SPF isn’t necessary in the evenings, so turn to the Estrella Night Cream instead.
This rich cream is loaded with shea butter, proteins, and plant oils. Apply it to your skin before you go to bed and you’ll wake up to a face that feels soft, supple, and deeply refreshed.
7. Your Skincare Routine Should Change With the Seasons
Not only should your skincare routine change depending on the time of day, but you should also be adapting it to the seasons. Your skin’s needs evolve as the year progresses and in order for your skincare routine to be successful, it needs to be tailored to these changing requirements.
Fortunately, this isn’t too difficult. In the summer months, the warmer temperatures and high humidity stimulate the skin into producing more sebum. This enables the skin to better keep itself moisturized, meaning that thick creams aren’t usually needed.
Instead, summer skincare should consist of lightweight but hydrating formulas with plenty of antioxidants. SPF is a must too!
Once the cooler weather arrives, sebum production slows down. This leaves the skin feeling so much drier. Flakiness becomes more common, while the dryness also means that fine lines and wrinkles look more visible.
To counter this, your winter skincare routine should be full of intensely hydrating and moisturizing products. Go for products that support and strengthen the skin to help it emerge from the winter months looking its best.
8. Give New Products Time to Work
Patience is a virtue, especially when it comes to your skincare routine. While you may be hoping that the new product you’ve just added to your routine will bring about instant changes, new ingredients usually take a little longer to work.
You may see some subtle improvements in your complexion immediately after updating your skincare routine, but, in general, it usually takes at least a month for more significant changes to be visible.
Be patient and consistent when it comes to your skincare routine and your efforts will soon pay off.
It’s very rare to find a skincare routine that’s 100% perfect, and that’s because your skin’s needs are constantly changing. One day you may wake up feeling dry, the next day could bring about puffy eyes, and the following day could see an angry pimple emerging on your nose. However, so long as you have a good selection of products in your skincare arsenal, you’ll be able to tailor your routine each and every day to pamper your skin with exactly what it needs.