9 Ways to Supercharge Your Skincare Routine
It’s easy to fall into a rut when it comes to skin care. You end up using the same products year after year – after all, why fix what ain’t broke?
This is true to an extent, but it also means that your skin is missing out on all of the potent new products out there. The industry has come a long way in recent years. Yes, the products you use may be working satisfactorily, but how do you know that there isn’t something out there that could work even better?
This doesn’t mean that you need to completely mix things up when it comes to your skin care routine. Instead, consider these X methods for quickly supercharging your existing skin care routine to make it even more effective than it was.
Refrigerate Your Skincare
Those chic little beauty fridges may have only recently become trendy, but people have been refrigerating their skin care products long before now.
Mainly because of how good it feels to apply a chilled skin care product to your skin, especially if your skin is red, inflamed, or sensitive. Cold skin care products do actually work better than room-temperature alternatives at decreasing inflammation.
Refrigerating your beauty products can also help certain ingredients to last for longer. However, these improvements are tiny – most skin care products out there have been formulated to last for a specific amount of time in general room temperature conditions.
While there may not be enough benefits to this trend to warrant you splashing out on a new beauty fridge, there’s nothing stopping you from storing your face masks, eye creams, and gel-based moisturizers in your own fridge at home.
Avoid storing facial oils in refrigerated conditions. This could interfere with their texture, causing them to turn lumpy, which would affect how your skin later absorbs them.
Add in a Hydrating Toner
If you already religiously use a toner, then you can ignore this section. However, for everyone else, a toner really is quickly becoming a skin care essential.
Granted, this wasn’t the case several years ago. Toners used to be highly astringent and drying, often causing more harm than good.
However, the toners of today are different…
They feature skin-plumping, hydrating ingredients, often packed with a variety of vitamins and antioxidants. Not only do they help to remove any remnants that your cleanser may have left behind, but they also rebalance your skin’s pH level, which cleansers tend to disrupt.
All you need to do is dab on a few drops of your toner after you have cleansed your face.
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Have a Go at Multi-Masking
Face masks aren’t just for trendy Instagram posts – they actually do your skin a world of good.
There are face masks available for every skin type and skin concern imaginable – you’ll find an amazing variety on the Vivo Per Lei online shop alone!
Just about every beauty lover is familiar with applying a face mask. Yes, the process can be relaxing, but, after the hundredth time, it can start to feel a little boring and tedious, leading you to skip out on the mask more and more.
If you can relate to this, it’s time to turn things on their head…
Rather than cutting face masks out of your skin care routine, try adding more of them in!
Multi-masking is a trend that first became popular a few years ago, and hasn’t gone anywhere. Unlike many of the other short-lived skin care trends to hit the beauty world, this one really does have its benefits.
What is Multi-Masking?
Multi-masking refers to using multiple face masks on your face at the same time. One way to do this is by layering different masks over the top of each other, but the most beneficial method involves applying different masks to different parts of your face.
Yes, this may give you a panda-esque look, but it means that you’re able to target the specific skin issues on various parts of your face, all in the same masking session. For example, a detoxifying mask on the t-zone alongside a hydrating mask on the face can really help those who have classic combination skin problems.
If you don’t want to invest in a bunch of different masks, consider the Vivo Per Lei Power Squad Face Mask Collection instead. There are five different face masks in this set, targeting everything from dryness and dullness to congestion and acne.
Treat Your Skin to Encapsulated Serums
Many skin care products become less effective with time. This is simply due to the fact that exposure to light and air degrade the ingredients within.
However, what if those potent actives were stored in perfectly-sized single doses to prevent air and light from accessing the rest of your supply?
That’s where encapsulated serums come in…
The capsules look like small, delicate pearls. All you need to do is twist off the top of a capsule and apply the serum within directly to your skin.
Wondering where you can find these little pearls of skincare magic?
Here’s one to try – the Vivo Per Lei Collagen and Hemp Seed Serum Capsules. They’re targeted towards those dealing with fine lines and wrinkles, with the capsules containing a powerful blend of amino acids, hydrolyzed collagen, and plant extracts.
Teach Yourself Some Facial Massage Techniques
You’ve probably heard of facial massage before – it seems to be a big buzzword now. However, this is actually an ancient beauty technique that women have been doing for centuries.
From India to China, facial massage is all about boosting skin circulation. This not only gives your skin an instant radiant glow, but an increase in circulation means an increase in the amount of oxygen and nutrients that are being delivered to your skin cells. This allows your skin cells to really thrive, giving you healthier skin in the long run.
There are numerous tutorials online that will teach you a variety of different facial massage techniques. You will then be able to incorporate these into your skin care routine, massaging your serums and creams into your skin. In fact, massaging your skin care products into your skin can actually help to increase product absorption!
Turn Your Attention to Your Hands and Nails
How often do you include your hands and nails in your daily skin care routine?
Ok, so you probably won’t have the time to do this every day, but giving your hands and nails a little TLC is a great way to mix things up in your skin care routine.
Let’s start with your hands…
The skin on your hands is surprisingly thin. This is why people often develop wrinkles and dark spots on their hands before they show up anywhere else on the body.
The key to good hand care is ensuring that your hands stay moisturized. Washing your hands, although absolutely essential, actually dries them out. This makes it a must to apply a moisturizer to your hands immediately after washing them, ideally while your skin is still damp.
While you can use your regular facial moisturizer on your hands, a dedicated hand cream always makes things feel so much more indulgent.
When it comes to your nails, a quick home manicure session will help to keep them looking their best. If you’ve never done this before, investing in a manicure set, such as the Vivo Per Lei Green Apple Manicure Set, will help to keep things simple. These four products will teach you how to clean, moisturize, shape, and beautify your nails and your cuticles, giving you hands that you can truly be proud of!
Give Yourself a Facial Steam
There’s nothing quite like a facial steam to open up those pores and release any trapped sebum and impurities. They feel so cleansing and soothing, and they also help to increase skin circulation and boost the production of collagen and elastin.
If all of that was not enough, the way in which a facial steam opens up your pores means that any skin care products that you apply afterwards will absorb into your skin at a much faster rate.
It’s so easy to give yourself a facial steam at home. This should be done at the start of your skin care routine. Ideally, cleanse your skin before and after.
For even more benefits, try adding dried herbs or essential oils into the water you use. Chamomile is a great one for calming the skin, rose has beautiful brightening effects, and geranium helps to regulate skin sebum production.
Keep Some Facial Wipes By Your Bed
Cleansing every night before bed is a must – we all know that. Whether or not you wear makeup, all of the dirt, grime, pollutants, and other impurities that your skin comes into contact with over the course of each day are sitting right there on the surface of your skin.
If you don’t cleanse this away before bed, all of those unwanted particles will end up working their way into your pores. This leads to everything from breakouts to accelerated skin aging to a rough skin texture – none of which you want to be dealing with!
It goes without saying that the best way to cleanse your skin is with a dedicated cleanser.
However, let’s be honest here…
Chances are that after a long day and late night, all you want to do is skip the skincare routine and crawl straight into bed. Doing this once in a while isn’t going to cause any serious damage, but it’s still so much better to cleanse than not.
This is why it’s always useful to keep a pack of facial wipes by your bed. This way, on those nights when you’re simply too tired to properly cleanse, you can still swipe a few wipes over your skin to give them a quick and refreshing cleanse.
Be careful though – some facial wipes contain ingredients that severely dry the skin out. You want to be using wipes that moisturize and nourish, such as the Vivo Per Lei Hemp Facial Wipes.
Use a Thermal Mask
Have you ever used a thermal face mask before?
They are designed to gently heat up as you apply them to your skin. There aren’t any chemicals involved either – well, not the bad kind. Instead, the heating action comes from certain natural compounds creating heat as they break down when rubbed.
It’s not just a gimmick either – thermal masks really do have their place in your skin care routine.
That gentle heat helps to open up your pores, meaning that not only do they better absorb all of the ingredients within that mask, but any other skin care products that you apply afterwards will also be able to penetrate deeper into your skin.
Many of the thermal masks out there can seem quite expensive, but they really don’t need to cost the world. As mentioned, the heating effect isn’t down to any cutting-edge skin technologies. Instead, it’s a natural process, one that perfectly fits into the average skin care routine.
For an affordable yet high quality thermal mask, try the Vivo Per Lei Retinol Wrinkle Solution Thermal Mask. In addition to vitamins C, E, and two forms of vitamin A, this mask is also packed with a plethora of skin-nourishing plant extracts.
If your skin care routine has been feeling a little dull lately, then it’s time to add some excitement back into things. Your skin care routine should leave you feeling energized, revitalized, and inspired, so do what you need to do to supercharge your routine and boost the health of your skin.