The Skincare Routine for Beautiful, Naked Skin
Beautiful, naked skin (aka healthy looking skin without makeup) is something that many desire and strive for these days. There is something about a natural, no makeup look to skin that is so glowy and gorgeous. Naturally glowing skin tells the world you are hydrated, healthy and confident in what the day has in store for you. Finding a skincare routine for beautiful, naked skin is actually easier than you might think!
No Makeup Vibes
No skin is perfect, breakouts happen time to time, but having overall skin health will help you love your complexion without makeup and rock bare-assed skin. Sure, makeup is fun, but walking out the door with beautiful naked skin without hesitation can be very liberating and confident building.
Natural & cruelty free skincare products that work to deeply nourish and restore skin is key. Let’s discover a skincare routine for beautiful naked skin, which is 6 easy steps to achieving bare-faced beauty status.
Time to get Naked
Step 1: Cleanse
First things first, you have to start with clean skin so the rest of your skincare products work most effectively. You don’t want makeup, dirt and oils on your face.
Traditional face cleansers break down the debris on your skin but can strip skin of its natural oils and balance. Skin craves cleansers that remove dirt and oils with beneficial oils that nourish and soothe skin.
One of our favourite cleansers right now is Sublime. It smells like sweet, fresh limes, inflused with Vitamin C and Calendula. This gentle cleanser is the perfect choice for keeping all skin types happy, refreshed and glowing.
Step 2: Exfoliate
Lives are busy so sometimes exfoliating seems like a luxury. It’s a step we sometimes skip, for one reason or another. Did you know that skin’s usual turnover time is approximately 28 days, which increases with age. By the time you’re 50 it can take as long as 84 days! (1)
This slowdown of skin cell turnover causes buildup on skin’s surface and an excess of dead skin. Exfoliation helps increase this turnover rate, helping skin look radiant and glowing – instead of dull!
Exfoliation is a must for healthy skin. All skin types can benefit from exfoliation but your skin will determine how often you should do it.
There are physical exfoliants, which are products that use tiny particles that you manually scrub over skin to rub off dead skin. Physical exfoliants are not all created equal! You can cause tears and damage the moisture barrier .
Kelp My Skin – Gentle Powder Exfoliant is an extremely gentle exfoliating powder that is packed with nutrient-rich Sea Kelp & Antioxidants and is 100% organic.
How to use: Add a small amount of Sea Kelp – Organic Sea Kelp Powder Polish on wet hands to create a ‘gritty’ scrub treatment. Gently massage on your face, buffing in circular motions, being careful around delicate areas and avoiding the eye area. For additional benefits, let sit for 15 minutes before rinsing off. Rinse thoroughly.
Chemical exfoliants are acids, such as AHAs and BHAs, that dissolve dead skin cells and improve the cell turnover cycle. If you have sensitive skin, you will love fruit enzymes, like pineapple or pumpkin.
Give skin some serious sass with our deliciously rich banana & pineapple exfoliating cream mask. Infused with pineapple enzymes to gently dissolve dead skin cells, leaving skin dewy and illuminated. Blended with Vitamins C + E to provide 4x more natural protection from free radical damage and premature aging.
Step 3: Tone
Facial toners can be your multi-tasking best friends. They help remove any impurities still left on skin, while soothing and restoring the pH balance of the skin, and help prevent pores from getting clogged.
Our ultra-pure, botanical tonic, Pansy, is bursting with therapeutic and antioxidant-rich extracts to balance skin, control sebum production and reduce imperfections. Ultra-hydrating toner repairs and refreshes skin.
Step 4: Brighten , Hydrate and Nourish
Now is the perfect time to reap all of the anti-aging benefits of a facial mask that targets your specific skin concerns, such as detoxification, hydration or fine lines & wrinkles.
Face masks aren’t just for special occasions. Skin can benefit from adding a face mask 1-3 times a week to the skincare routine.
“Face masks can be an effective way to deliver an intensive burst of nourishing and therapeutic skin care ingredients in a highly concentrated form,” explains board-certified dermatologist Dr. Nikhil Dhingra of Spring Street Dermatology in New York. (2)
Our anti-aging repair mask, Sugarette, provides skin with deep hydration. Infusion of Hydrolyzed RNA and DNA, Sugar Apple and Vitamin C provides powerful rejuvenation and solar repair while escaping in the sweet apple scent.
Step 5: Target
Serums have a high concentration of active ingredients that can tackle a number of skin conditions. They are known to have highly effective results for hydration, brightening, texture and reducing wrinkles.
You can apply an anti-aging, targeted serum after the mask has been removed. They can address specific problem areas of the skin. They should always be applied to clean skin to be effectively absorbed. Serums are packed with super potent ingredients to protect, brighten and repair.
Two of our high-performance serums, our all-in-one serum or one that targets hyperpigmentation.
HA Ferula – Do-it-all serum infused with hyaluronic acid, Vitamins E + C & Ferula is an everyday staple of any strong skincare regimen. Hydrating serum works to retexture rough skin and diminish the appearance of fine lines for a dewy, healthy glow.
Nectar – Anti-aging serum that targets stubborn brown + grey pigment, discoloration & age spots without the harsh chemicals. Formulated to jumpstart skin’s natural cellular renewal process to reverse damaged, patchy skin for a radiant glow.
C Pura – There is a reason so many dermatologists recommend using a Vitamin C serum every day. Vitamin C is one of the best ingredients to brighten dark spots, boost skin radiance and even out skin tone.
Learn more about our other ant-aging serums here.
Skin Tip: A little goes a long way! Serums are highly concentrated so you only need to use 1-2 drops, which will be instantly absorbed into the skin.
Step 6: Lock in Moisture
All skin types need a moisturizer. Having a healthy moisture barrier is key to holding onto water and protecting skin from irritants. Opt for a high-quality moisturizer that sinks in early and really feeds the skin.
Generally, a serum is more lightweight than a moisturizer so skin benefits more from a serum being applied first. A moisturizer, which tends to be of thicker consistency, is the last step to seal in the active ingredients and hydration.
A moisturizer works to trap moisture in skin and help repair itself. It also protects skin from irritation by creating a barrier between skin and damaging elements, such as pollution and UV rays.
Don’t forget sun protection of at least SPF 30!
(1) Boost Your Skin’s Regeneration Process for a Glowing, Vibrant Complexion. Healthline.
(2) Do Face Masks Actually Do Anything for Your Skin? Healthline.