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Skincare 101: Beginner Skincare Routine For Radiant Skin

Skincare 101: Beginner Skincare Routine For Radiant Skin

If you’re new to skincare, putting a routine together can seem intimidating. There are so many products out there to choose from, and getting things wrong could end up being detrimental to your skin. 

However, that’s something that Celestolite can help you with. Read on as we share a beginner skincare routine that will have your skin looking radiant and healthy in no time!

Step 1: Cleanse Gently

Strella Cleansing Mouse

It’s common knowledge that every skincare routine needs to start with a cleanser. However, picking the right cleanser formula for your skin can be tricky. Many of the cleansers out there contain harsh ingredients that end up drying the skin out. Once this happens, it can trigger the development of a number of skin concerns.

Usually, it’s best to find a cleanser that’s suitable for your skin type. Dry skin needs a rich and creamy cleanser whereas those with oily skin need something a little more powerful. 

With that said, some cleansers, like the Celestolite Estrella Mousse Cleanser, work well on all skin types. Being a mousse cleanser, this formula sits in the middle of a cream cleanser and a foaming cleanser. It moisturizes like a creamy formula yet it’s also lightweight enough to be used on oily skin. With hydrating compounds and amino acids, those with sensitive skin tend to love it too! This makes this cleanser absolutely perfect for any beginner skincare routine.

Ideally, cleansing is something that you should be doing twice a day, once in the morning and then again at night. The exception would be if your skin is severely dry or sensitive. In this case, save your cleanser for evening use. Then, sleep on a clean pillowcase and wash your face with just water in the morning, before carrying out the rest of your AM skincare routine.

Step 2: Apply a Toner

Estrella Facial Toner

A toner isn’t usually included in a beginner skincare routine. The main reason for this is that toners aren’t strictly essential. They also require adding an extra step to your routine, which many beginners don’t like to do.

With that said, applying a toner only takes a few seconds. If you’re very short on time, then go ahead and skip this. However, if you can make the time for a toner, this could be a game-changer for your skin due to the many benefits provided by a toner.

What are these benefits? Well, firstly, a good toner will hydrate your complexion, giving it a vital boost of moisture to counter any moisture loss that occurred during cleansing. It will also rebalance the pH level on your skin’s surface, which is something else that cleansing can throw off. Even better, a quality toner will prep your skin for the rest of your routine. When a toner is applied, your skin cells will feel more receptive to your other products, meaning better results from your whole routine.

To avoid drying your skin out, make sure that you go with an alcohol-free toner, like the Celestolite Estrella Facial Toner. Our toner is packed with hydrating compounds, from aloe vera leaf juice to cucumber fruit extract. The addition of chamomile will soothe your complexion while witch hazel will shrink the look of large pores. With meteorite powder in there too, this toner will immediately have your face glowing!

Step 3: Use a Serum or Two

Estrella Serum

It’s now time to move on to the more potent steps of your beginner skincare routine; serums. These products may look lightweight but they have the potential to bring about some big changes in your complexion. This is down to how serums are loaded with powerful active ingredients. This makes them fantastic for tackling any specific visible skin concerns that you may have.

If you’re new to skincare, start by adding just one serum to your routine. Once you’ve gotten into the swing of things, you can then incorporate another serum in – some people use up to three serums at a time! So long as you start with the thinnest and lightest before working your way up to the thickest, they’ll all be able to work to their full potential.

So, if you’re starting with just one serum, which one should you go for?

You would usually need to pick your serums based on your skin type and skin concerns as ingredients vary between each one. However, certain ingredients are beneficial for just about everyone, and vitamin C is one of these. It will help to brighten, tighten, smooth, and firm your complexion while also soothing the look of any irritation and supporting your skin’s moisture levels.

Keep in mind that some forms of vitamin C can be irritating to the skin, especially if your skin isn’t accustomed to the ingredient. So, be sure to pick a serum that contains a stable and gentle form of the antioxidant, such as the Celestolite Estrella Renewing Vitamin C Serum. It contains two types of vitamin C, along with vitamins A and E to really revive your complexion!

Step 4: Apply Any Eye Care Products

Estrella Hydrating Eye Cream

Just like with toners, eye care products are often excluded from beginner skincare routines. After all, most beginners prefer to keep their routines basic and simple to begin with.

There’s nothing wrong with doing so but, ideally, you should start including eye care products as soon as possible. Even if you haven’t been noticing any issues with the skin around your eyes, the skin here is much thinner and more fragile than the skin anywhere else on your face and body, making eye care a good way to delay the inevitable appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, sagging skin, and discoloration.

At Celestolite, we have a few different eye care products that you can choose from. The Estrella Eye Serum is perfect for anyone who wants to tackle the look of aging in the eye area. With a blend of peptides, sodium hyaluronate, and botanical extracts filled with antioxidants, this serum will leave the skin around your eyes looking significantly smoother and firmer.

If your skin is on the dry side, then an eye cream would be beneficial too. This should be applied after your eye serum. Pick a highly moisturizing formula, such as the Celestolite Estrella Hydrating Eye Cream. Just like our serum, it’s brimming with peptides and botanical extracts. It also contains a few plant oils, including jojoba and olive, to give the skin some extra hydration.

Step 5: Moisturize and Protect

Estrella Night Cream

Research shows that moisturizers are key when it comes to improving the skin’s moisture levels. While this is partly down to the hydrating ingredients contained in a moisturizer, the occlusive compounds are what really contribute to this. Occlusives work by forming a seal over the skin’s surface. Not only will this prevent moisture from evaporating away, but it will lock in all of the skincare products that you’ve already applied, preventing those from evaporating too.

Ideally, you should invest in at least two different moisturizers, one for the day and one for at night. Your daytime moisturizer should be designed to keep the skin feeling protected against environmental aggressors, such as the sun and pollution. That’s exactly what our Nova Bright Skin Cream (SPF 30) does. With this product providing SPF 30, you won’t need to layer a separate sunscreen over the top. You’ll be able to moisturize and protect at the same time, which is perfect for a beginner skincare routine.

In the evenings, your focus should be on ensuring that your skin cells feel supported while they carry out their nightly duties. These include cell regeneration, protein production, and more. That’s why we created the Celestolite Estrella Night Cream. This buttery blend will give your skin everything that it needs overnight. Apply it before bed and you’ll wake up to skin that feels soft and supple!

Don’t Forget to Exfoliate Once a Week

Estrella Facial Peel

The beginner skincare routine that we’ve shared above should be followed daily. However, once or twice a week, you should also be exfoliating your skin. This step should be carried out after cleansing but before you apply your toner or any other skincare products. 

Why is exfoliation so important? Because it will clear away any dead skin cells, dirt, and sebum from within your pores. If these impurities are allowed to settle in your pores for too long, they’ll form blockages. This could quickly result in inflammation and acne. Plus, skincare products struggle to penetrate through clogged pores. This means that failing to exfoliate regularly will reduce the efficacy of your entire skincare routine. 

While that may be the case, the world of exfoliants can be intimidating. Between abrasive physical exfoliants, hydroxy acids, fruit enzymes, and more, picking the right exfoliant isn’t easy. 

To keep things simple, we’d recommend exfoliating with the Celestolite Estrella Facial Peel. Suitable for all skin types, this exfoliator takes the form of a lightweight gel. Massage it over your skin and it will draw away dead skin cells and other impurities to leave your skin looking bright and radiant!

Apply a Face Mask After Exfoliating

Jade Spectra Mask

Unlike exfoliation, masking isn’t an essential skincare step. However, it can make a huge difference to your complexion. Just like serums, face masks are packed with high concentrations of actives, enabling them to produce impressive transformations in the look and feel of the skin.

Face masks should only be used on a weekly basis. The best time to apply one is after you’ve exfoliated your skin. This way, your pores will be completely clear, enabling them to soak up all of the powerful ingredients that your mask provides.

The face mask that you choose to use should be tailored toward the skin concerns that you’re dealing with. For example, if dryness and roughness are an issue for you, try the Celestolite Jade Spectra Mask. It’s a leave-on formula that’s packed with hydrating compounds and a long list of antioxidants, making it perfect for revitalizing and softening your complexion.

On the other hand, if your skin is oily and has been looking congested, the Celestolite Luna Lava Mask would be a great choice. It’s a thermal clay mask, making it perfect for absorbing excess sebum and detoxifying the complexion.

Creating a Beginner Skincare Routine With Celestolite 

Some beginner skincare routines consist of the very basics; cleansing, moisturizing, and SPF. Ours incorporates a few extra steps. Although this means that your routine will take a little longer, your efforts will be more than worth it as the products that we’ve featured above will work wonders on your complexion, restoring its radiant youthful glow.

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