We do so much for our skin, all in the name of achieving and maintaining a youthful, dewy glow. While we focus on using the right products for our skin type, it’s easy to overlook an essential element of an effective beauty regimen: Following the proper skincare routine order to ensure your skin receives the FULL benefits of each product. Don’t stress over using every product type listed below. The order of skin care products matters, but the number of products you use is less important. Start fresh next week with some of our favorite skin care products here at La Bella Vita!
Step 1: Cleanse (A.M. and P.M.)
First things first. Cleansing always takes precedence. Before applying your skincare products, always remove your makeup and cleanse your face with a cleanser that best suits your skin type. Clean skin that is completely free of oil and grim is essential for ingredients to absorb properly. Ask us about our LBV Gentle Antioxidant Suds cleanser – rich in antioxidants and infused with peptides and green tea polyphenols that nourishes and restores the skin. This luxurious soothing cleanser is perfect for all skin types and will leave your skin feeling refreshed and hydrated!
Step 2: Tone (A.M. and P.M.)
Toners are designed to replenish skin through hydration and remove dead cells and dirt left behind after cleansing. They are essentially priming your face for ingredients to be better absorbed later on. If you are suffering from acne, look for a toner filled with either BHA (beta hydroxyl acid, like salicylic acid) or AHA (alpha hydroxyl acid, like glycolic acid or lactic acid), which work to unclog pores, prevent breakouts, and dissolve blackheads over time. If you’ve got dry skin, try AHA’s, and if you’ve got oily skin, stick with BHAs. If you’ve got any other skin type, you can opt for a hydrating toner, which helps replenish the water your skin barrier lost when you washed and dried your face.
Step 3: Serum (A.M. and P.M.)
Serums are super-concentrated doses of nutrients, hydrators, and antioxidants that immediately improve the health of your skin after application. We recommend using our LBV Vitamin C Brightening Serum in your A.M. skincare routine to help support collagen production, visibly reduce the appearance of fine lines and discoloration, and protect the skin from free radical damage. For your P.M. routine, choose a serum containing hyaluronic acid, which draws water from the atmosphere into your skin to plump it up and keep it hydrated while you sleep. We can’t say enough great things about our LBV Ultra Hydrating Serum – made with fractionated hyaluronic acid that quenches dehydrated skin for a supple, smooth complexion. It also visibly reduces the signs of aging; skin appears brighter, firmer and rejuvenated!
Step 4: Eye Cream (A.M. and P.M.)
The area beneath the eyes tends to show signs of dehydration and volume loss earlier because the skin there is much thinner – and therefore more delicate – than anywhere else on the body. Studies show that the under-eye area has fewer oil glands and collagen, making it even more difficult to keep as hydrated and plump as the skin on the rest of your face. Eye creams are designed for the sensitive skin around your eyes and can help reduce signs of aging, such as wrinkles and discoloration.
Step 5: Moisturizer (A.M. and P.M.)
Moisturizer is an essential step to anyone’s skincare routine because it’s the only thing that will keep your skin barrier healthy and happy. A moisturizer not only infuses your skin with hydration, but it also helps trap in all the products underneath it to make the ingredients even more effective.
For your A.M. routine, get a formula with a sunscreen of at least SPF 30 in it. We LOVE the Journee® Revitalizing Day Cream. Not only does it provide broad spectrum UVA and UVB protection, but it also offers your skin revitalization, antioxidant care, as well as lasting hydration.
Your P.M. moisturizer should contain all the ingredients that your body naturally generates and can use more of, such as hyaluronic acid, lipids, and proteins. Our go-to P.M. moisturizers are LBV’s Fortified Moisturizer and Enriched Bio Hydration Repair Cream. Our Fortified Moisturizer is a moisture-enriched facial cream fortified with ceramides and a rich blend of antioxidants to help achieve smoother, softer skin while assisting in the minimizing of free radical-induced skin damage. Our Enriched Bio Hydration Repair Cream provides intense moisturization and age defying benefits, nourishing dry skin back to optimum health.
Our staff’s favorite products:
Ashley – “One of my favorite products is the Ultra Hydrating Serum. I love it because it’s super hydrating, and it has antioxidants and peptides that leave my skin feeling nourished!”
Hope – “My favorite product is the Brightening Serum! It smells amazing, but also helps lighten the dark spots left by previous acne.”
Grace – “I love the gentle cleanser! I have super sensitive skin and this cleanser never irritates it!”
Come by and visit our ‘Product Wall.’ If you need help establishing your skincare routine, we would love to help you find the perfect product(s) for YOU! Questions about our medical-grade La Bella Vita Skincare line? Call the front desk at (916) 624-4959.