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What Is A Multi-Steps Skin Care Ritual + Reasons Behind Each Step
A few friends recently asked me what the steps really are and how they would know what products they should use. And that prompted me to write this series on skin care ritual and share what I've learned throughout my skin health journey!
I used to dive head first into the products and the trends, but now I realize it's most important for me to first understand the reasons behind each step in the ritual. When you become well-informed about the "why", then finding products your skin loves comes much easier.
This is why I look at it as a "ritual" because it is something that allows you to connect at a deeper level with your body. It is beyond just the mere action of putting products on your face. And since our skin is the largest organ in our body (yes it's true!), it needs all the love we can give to it, both inside and out!
1. You will always listen to your skin.
2. You will become a well-informed skin care lover who will make your own choices and not the choices brands want you to make.
Ready to jump start your own skin health journey?
skin care ritual At a glance
Here is a look at the multi-step skin care ritual from 30,000 feet
Notice I am showing no more than 8 steps and can be less based on your skin. That's all you need - Don't believe in the urban myth that you have to use 20 products all at once to maintain your skin health!
one step at a time!
I made these play cards below to help you understand why each step exists, what to look out for, and how to maximize each step. I will minimize product talks as what works for my skin may or may not work for yours. However, I'm happy to share my thoughts on the ones I do use. Just ask away!
Also, in case you want to have a hard-copy of these play cards, you can download a copy by clicking on the Dropbox file link at the end of this story.
Let's start with your Day Time Ritual
(Note: 4 of the 5 steps will be repeated in your night time ritual)
~ 1. CLEANSE ~
~ 2. tone ~
~ 3. treat specific needs ~
~ 4. moisturize ~
~ 5. apply sunscreen ~
Time to pause for any questions...
I know we've covered a lot in just this section, but hey, we're talking about your skin, so the more informed you are, the better it is for maintaining your skin health! If you have questions at this point, ask away because I want to make sure you have a good understanding every step of the way!
Now let's talk about your Night Time ritual
Notice 4 of your day time steps will be repeated at night. I'll be focusing on the 2 steps indicated by the white circles above that are dedicated to your night time ritual.
~ 1. remove makeup & sunscreen ~
~ 2. weekly bonus treats ~
Time to pause for any questions...
I know you're in an information overload stage right now, so I'll stop here. I hope so far I've helped you gain a better understanding of what a multi-steps skin care ritual looks like and, more importantly, the reasons behind the different steps. Again, ask away with any questions.
create your own mini book of skin care rituals
Click on the link below for a printable version of all the play cards that you can turn into your own mini book of skin care ritual. This file is in PDF format. If you'd like it in other formats, email me and I'll do my best to get you a version that works for you!
coming up next...
I am a firm believer that skin health includes not only skin care (products, rituals) but also food intake. In the next post, I'll share a few of my favorite foods along with some simple recipes. In the meantime, if you have any questions about anything we've discussed today, don't hesitate to ask me! You can comment below or, if you prefer a more direct route, email me here.
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