Though many think that exfoliating every day may be more irritating than beneficial, it’s certainly a necessary step. If you’re worried about redness and acne, use a scrub with smaller beads and salicylic acid, like Dermalogica’s daily microfoliant ($52).
Step 4: Apply a Toner
The toner will help remove any residue on your skin and restore its pH balance. Try Guerlain’s ‘orchidee imperiale’ option ($135), which targets wrinkles while hydrating.
Step 5: Use Essence
The product will treat your skin on a cellular level for a smoother and more radiant-looking surface. For fast results, use SK-II's facial treatment essence ($205).
Step 6: Apply the Serum
Next comes the serum, a concentrated dose of active ingredients used to brighten skin and smooth out wrinkles. Consider Amorepacific's all-day balancing serum ($200), which works to make skin look plump and youthful.
Eye cream helps reduce wrinkles, puffiness, and dark circles. Use it. Try Sisley's eyes and lip cream ($210), both incredibly powerful and rich with plant extracts, for day and night. Don’t forget to apply the cream to your smile lines as well.
The last step in the routine is to use a cream, which helps your skin regenerate and heal overnight, especially during the colder months. If you’re doing this during daytime, use a product with SPF, like Rènove's royal BB cream ($48), which will give you an airbrushed, matte look.
Bonus Step: Face Mists
Because skin can lose moisture quickly throughout the day, face mists are lifesavers when feeling dry. Carry a small bottle of the Tata Harper hydrating floral essence ($85) and you’ll achieve the dewy look instantly.