Step 1: Cleanse
Cleansers contain surfactants, which are ingredients that allow water to rinse away dirt, oil & sweat. You can also use an oil cleanser which is perfect for removing makeup before soap cleansing with warm water.
Step 2: Toner
Toners are used to replenish skin after removing dirt, oil & sweat left after cleansing. It also contains some form of astringent like tea tree oil which is an antimicrobial oil that helps keep the skin fresh & clear of anything that could cause a breakout.
Step 3: Serum
Serums contain a high concentration of ingredients. It protects skin against damage caused by unstable molecules (free radicals).
Step 4: Spot Treatment
If you have an acne breakout with a white head use an anti-inflammatory spot treatment to remove it, the cream will dry it and dehydrate the oil trapped within the acne.
Step 5: Moisturize
After all those steps your skin is sure to be thirsty! Time to hydrate...
Depending on skin type & time of year there are a few options. My favorites are face oils which are very lightweight (Perfect for Queens with normal to combination skin, also used mainly during the warmer months) They are easily absorbed & lightweight.
Another option for moisturizing is a face cream, this will soothe & soften the skin and its perfect for full coverage hydration (Perfect for Queens with dry, flaky skin, also used mainly during the colder months. Thick and creamy or a medium weight.
*Oils & Creams can also be used together*
STEP 6: SPF
SPF is the final & most important step in your routine. Not only can it reduce your risk of skin cancer, but it also fights against signs of aging. The American Cancer Society recommends using SPF 30 or higher.