I follow my morning skin routine religiously. My choice of products is based primarily on science (as a cosmetic chemist who reads scientific journals about skin and hair care daily – and applies that knowledge on my own skin care). I also use tried and true as well as cutting edge ingredients and agents proven to improve skin.
In the morning, I start by gently rinsing off my face with a clean, wet washcloth. I let my skin air dry. Then I apply a vitamin C and hyaluronic acid combination serum. Vitamin C is an anti-aging superstar and Hyaluronic acid is a humectant that gives skin an infusion of moisture.
Afterwards, I apply my killer serum of antiaging peptides, apple stem cells, and skin-identical ceramides and a little more hyaluronic acid. I make this myself – and make it strong. One day I will get around to marketing it.
On top of this, I spritz my skin with distilled water. The water attaches to the humectant hyaluronic acid, and absorbs into my skin to infuse my skin with moisture. Next, I lock the moisture in with a moisturizer with dimethicone to lock the water into my skin.
Lastly, I apply my tinted sunscreen. It is a zinc and titanium oxide based sunscreen with a tint almost identical to my own skin to give a final lock on the moisture, and protect my skin from sun damage. It also provides a smooth and even canvas on top of which to apply the fun make-up like lipstick, eyebrow pencil, eyeliner, undereye concealer, and blush.
It is an antioxidant which slows the rate of free-radical damage – free radicals are unstable molecules that damage collagen and cause skin dryness, fine lines and wrinkles – it also has been proven to reverse DNA damage. which is a substance that draws moisture from the air to it. Humectants, such as hyaluronic acid and glycerin, give your skin an infusion of moisture. This shot of hydration is key to filling in dry lines and keeping skin supple and healthy. This combination serum (vitamin C and hyaluronic acid) is an absolute must first layer that promotes beautiful, healthy skin, and defends against damage. Next post, I will share my second layer of skin repairing and aging defense.