by Chrystal Conley
Having a regimented nightly skin care routine is vital in repairing daily damage from free-radicals, collagen production, and assisting in targeting your trouble areas like hyperpigmentation, breakouts, and aging!
1st Step – Cleanse!
Starting with our Facial Cleanser & Makeup Remover to remove your makeup, first apply a light layer to your eye area and gently massage into your lashes. Living in Hawaii and always being in the ocean, waterproof mascara is my lifeline, and this removes even the toughest waterproof mascara! Second, apply to your face and massage using circular motions from your chin up to your forehead. Then gently remove cleanser from face and eyes with a warm damp towel. If you wear waterproof mascara as well, I would remove from lashes last by a combination of massaging cleanser into the lashes and gently wiping upwards with warm damp towel. Avoid wiping in a downward motion as the under-eye is a sensitive area and can be agitated easily. If you tend to be a little more on the sensitive side, I would recommend using our extra sensitive version. Once your makeup has been removed, dampen your skin and apply the Foaming Face Wash. Gently massage using circular motions from your chin up to your forehead. This second cleanse is more of your traditional deep cleanse for your pores and sets a clean base for remaining products to properly penetrate and nourish your skin.
2nd Step – Tone!
You can use either our regular Facial Toner or the Rose Toner. I prefer two steps to using a toner. First apply to your skin either by mist or cotton round, and then gently wipe away any excess cleanser or tap water impurities. Next, spritz your face. Leaving your skin damp before applying a serum or moisturizer not only hydrates your skin but allows for deeper penetration of products to come after this step.
**After the toner, 2-3 times a week – I recommend using our Facial Scrub and Rejuvenating Mask before moving on to serum application.
The main benefits of exfoliating your face, is to remove dead skin cells that will assist in removing bacteria on the skin, unclogging pores, reducing blemishes and allowing serums to penetrate the skin more effectively. Our Facial Scrub is formulated with super fine cane sugar and diatomaceous earth, which makes for an effective but gentle exfoliant. With the added beehive ingredients, raw Hawaiian honey and organic oils, this scrub will leave your skin hydrated and glowing. To use, first spritz your face with your preferred toner. Next moisten your hands. Using a small nickel size amount of product, begin to apply with circular motions, working your way from your chin up to your forehead, avoiding your eye area. I will even gently apply to my lips if they are dry. Gently exfoliate for 2 minutes before removing with a warm damp towel and rinsing excess product.
Our Rejuvenating Mask is a little different than most because it contains exfoliating and detoxifying properties as well as packed with essential vitamins and nutrients your skin loves. Our mask will draw out impurities, reduce blemishes in acne prone skin, and stimulate collage production. To use, first spritz your face with your preferred toner. Next moisten your hands. Using a quarter size amount of product, begin to apply to your entire face avoiding your eye area. I recommend sitting back, grab a book and allow the mask to set and work it’s magic for 15 minutes before removing with a warm damp towel and rinsing excess product.
3rd Step – Treat!
To treat, you can use either our HoneyGlo Regenerating Serum or our Rose C Serum. Option 1: Our HoneyGlo Serum provides a deep penetrating hydration with a cocktail of beehive ingredients and essential oils. Not only is this a boost of instant hydration, but it allows healing on more of a cellular level by helping the production of collagen for younger looking skin. Option 2: Our Rose C Serum is an oil-based serum that packs a different punch. It is a highly effective and potent serum that helps promote collagen production as well as repairing free radical damage. This serum also helps reduce redness, even out skin tone and work to fade hyperpigmentation. Apply 1 to 2 pumps to your fingertips and apply to your face. Using upwards strokes starting with the neck and using circular motions, working your way up to temples and forehead. These movements are a form of lymphatic drainage and assist to help clear, de-puff and allow for glowing skin. If you are prone to breakouts, use the opposition motion, this will draw the waste away. If you have a jade roller, this is a great way to incorporate into your routine for clearer skin! Allow a minute for the serum to absorb into the skin before applying your night crème.
4th Step – Moisturize, lightly!
Lastly, but most important – Night Crème! This deeply hydrating cream does wonders while you sleep! You will wake up with skin that feels renewed and hydrated. It’s formulated with a high beeswax content that creates a protective coating on your skin, which will allow the other vital ingredients to absorb and not be disturbed as easily during the night. Apply a small amount to your fingertips. Remember the Night Crème is a highly concentrated product and a little goes a long way! Using circular motions, work your way from your chin up to your forehead and gently pat around eyes. If you tend to be a little more on the sensitive side, I would recommend using our extra sensitive version.