Creating a Day and Night Skin Care Routine for Healthy, Glowing Skin

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If you want to enjoy healthy, glowing skin, your routine matters. Whether your skin is sensitive, dry, or oily skin, there are several steps you should take to adopt the best skin care routine for your needs.

From facial washes to serums and more, a daily and nightly routine is the best way to keep your skin looking and feeling its best.

Read on to learn how you can adopt the perfect skincare routine for you so that you have that coveted healthy glow and a smoother, more youthful complexion.

Know Your Skin Type

Before you can adopt the best skin care routine for you, you'll need to know what your skin type is. If your skin tends to get red or irritated easily, it may be sensitive skin and need special care.

For those who notice an oily sheen by noon, your skin is likely considered oily. This type of skin is usually accompanied by clogged pores or acne. 

Dry skin flakes easily and can become itchy if it doesn't get the right care. Most people with dry skin need extra moisturizers and products with moisturizing ingredients.

For those who are older, you likely have what's referred to as "aging skin." This means you'll want to pay close attention to fine lines and wrinkles and implement a few products to help you combat the early signs of aging.

Once you know your skin type, it's easier to choose products that will fit within your unique routine. Make sure you follow your routine day and night and make note of any unexpected changes. You may need to change your products if your skin becomes irritated or they don't seem to work for you.

Start Every Day With Cleansing 

No matter what your skin type is, every good routine begins with a thorough cleansing. You should wash your face every morning as soon as you're able to in order to remove the dirt and oil that can build up on your face overnight.

You can cleanse your face while in the shower or wash it separately over the sink. Whichever way you choose is fine as long as it's something you remember to do every single day.

Choose a cleanser or skin care products that are gentle on your skin but also removes dead skin cells and leftover debris. Some products labeled as "face and body wash" can serve two purposes in one which makes it even easier to clean your face daily. If you choose these types of products, just make sure they won't clog your pores and check for any potentially irritating ingredients such as fragrances.

When you cleanse your face, use gentle, circular motions. Make sure you cover your entire face with the cleanser, massage it into the skin, and then rinse it off thoroughly. Never wipe your face dry but instead, use a gentle patting motion to prevent irritation.

Serums Help Create the Best Skin Care Routine

After your face is clean and dry, apply our Save My Skin Serum. This serum allows for both day and night applications to make the process easier.

The serum is also noncomedogenic, which means that it won't clog your pores. It helps to reduce undereye puffiness, dark circles, calm and soothe the skin, and works to help target problem areas, think of it as a antioxidant serum.

Any product you apply should sink into the skin easily without leaving a sticky or thick film behind. Make sure you apply it generously to the face and neck area and give it time to fully absorb before moving onto the next step in your routine. Ideally, facial serums should contain natural ingredients and should work on all skin types.

Lumion Save My Skin Serum is vegan and free of harmful additives like parabens and alcohol. Some people like to apply a toner after cleansing, but most brands contain alcohol which can be extremely irritating and drying, even if your skin is oily.

With our key ingredients of oxygen and hypochlorous acid, you can reduce blemishes and reverse the signs of epidermal aging. HOCL is an infection-fighting compound that is naturally found in the human body, and it's produced by white blood cells to protect your skin against environmental toxins.

When combining HOCL with oxygen, your skin will show less scarring, redness, and will reveal a healthy, more beautiful glow. The oxygen in our products helps to smooth fine lines and promotes the skin performing its natural healing functions. 

Apply a Moisturizer

A quality moisturizer should be applied to your face after cleansing and applying a serum. With so many different moisturizers available, just be sure the one you choose will work for your specific skin type.

Choose moisturizers that contain SPF to keep your skin protected from the sun. This product will make your skin feel smoother and more supple while combating the appearance of wrinkles and crow's feet. You can apply separate eye cream, but your serum should help to tighten this area without the need for additional products.

Moisturizers with UV protection will help you look younger, longer. They also provide you with the protection you need to prevent skin cancer and early aging. 

Make sure that the moisturizer you apply each day is lightweight and won't clog your pores. Even if your skin is extremely dry, some moisturizers can feel sticky or thick, resulting in a heavy feeling on your face. After you apply your moisturizer, you can apply the foundation and other makeup of your choice if you want to.

Mist Throughout the Day

To keep your skin looking fabulous, consider a facial mist for a daily pick-me-up. You can stash our mist in your handbag or glovebox whenever you need a quick refresh.

Using a facial mist is the perfect way to add a bit of cooling moisture at any time. Try our Miracle Mist after a vigorous workout, or apply it liberally whenever your skin needs an instant boost of moisture. This mist is also great for the summertime to give you a nice cooling sensation.

If you use foundation and other makeup products, mists can also be an excellent addition to your routine. After your makeup is applied, simply mist your face lightly to keep everything in place and set it to last all day.

The Lumion Miracle Mist contains HOCL as the star ingredient, which can help defend your body and skin from irritation and harmful bacteria. Use the mist as often as needed to give your skin an immune-boosting layer.

What About Your Nighttime Routine?

Of course, your skincare routine needs to include what you do at night at the end of a long, busy day. During the day, our skin gets exposed to an array of pollutants, sun, and other irritants that need to be removed.

Start your nightly routine by using an effective cleanser that can remove debris and makeup. You can use the same cleansing product that you do in the morning, however, you may need something a bit more powerful if you wear makeup throughout the day.

After your skin is thoroughly cleansed, apply a repairing serum. These products will protect and repair your skin, preventing it from undergoing any damage you might have incurred during the day. Just like your daytime serum, make sure you apply it generously and allow it to completely absorb into your skin.

If you have acne or inflammation, apply a spot treatment to combat redness and eliminate bumps. Only use this product on target areas and avoid applying too much to prevent the skin from becoming irritated.

Finally, you can seal the products and protect your skin with a special night time moisturizer. If you prefer not to go to bed with moisturizer on your face, try a hydrating gel instead. You can also just cleanse your skin and apply the serum without the added moisturizer.

Extra Steps for Beautiful Skin

While these simple things should be part of any good skincare routine, there are a few extra things you can do to help your skin look and feel its best. Try an exfoliating cleanser to slough off dead skin cells and reveal new, healthier skin underneath. Some people find exfoliating products abrasive, so try to use these just once per week or as needed.

A treatment mask is another way you can pamper your skin when you have extra time. Whether you like a sheet mask or a cream, these products come in tons of different formulas for various purposes. Make a mask part of your weekend routine to practice a bit of extra self-care.

Your lifestyle plays a huge role in having healthy skin. Make sure you drink plenty of water every day to stay hydrated and keep your skin glowing and moisturized. Avoid spending too much time in the sun, stay away from tanning beds, and always use sunscreen or products with SPF.

Eat a healthy diet full of leafy greens, vegetables, and fruits for a healthy complexion. Stay away from sugary or fatty foods which can clog your pores or cause inflammation, acne, and redness.

Healthy Skin is Possible with the Right Routine

You may need to practice a few different things before you find the best skin care routine for you. As long as you keep your skin clean and moisturized, you should experience a vibrant glow and a smooth texture.

Cleanse your face morning and night and apply a serum to keep it looking its best. Use products targeted for your unique skin type and do your best to live a healthy lifestyle. 

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