Prep the skin with an exfoliating cleanser
The first step in improving your skin texture should begin with a targeted cleanser that accelerates skin-surface exfoliation. This will help to prime the skin for the treatments you apply afterwards.
SkinCeuticals Blemish + Age Cleanser is formulated for skin types prone to imperfections and oil due to the way it removes excess sebum and smooths skin imperfections. It does this with two potent cleansing agents: glycolic acid and salicylic acid – both known skin brighteners. Use it morning and evening for best results.
Brighten and unify the skin with a targeted serum
Once your skin is cleansed and prepped, pat it dry and apply a serum that’s formulated to improve skin tone and texture. Blemish + Age Cleanser is a high-potency serum that does exactly this with an innovative acid-blend formula that combines 2% Dioic Acid, Alpha-Hydroxy and Beta-Hydroxy acids. Together these ingredients help to improve the appearance of fine lines and uneven skin tone while decongesting pores and protecting against future imperfections.
If you’re looking for an antioxidant serum, Phloretin C F helps to protect the skin against free radicals while refining skin tone and texture at the same time. This is down to its potent patented formula that blends 2% Phloretin, 10% pure Vitamin C (L-ascorbic Acid), and 0.5% Ferulic Acid. This is a particularly good choice if you’re also trying to diminish the appearance of hyperpigmentation and bring an overall brighter look to your complexion.
Blemish-prone skin types will benefit from a triple antioxidant serum such as SkinCeuticals Silymarin C F. The result of six years of research, its lightweight formula – that combines 0.5% Silymarin, optimised concentration of milk thistle plant, 15% L-ascorbic acid (pure Vitamin C antioxidant), 0.5% Ferulic acid, plant-based antioxidant and 0.5% Salicylic acid (Beta hydroxy acid) – can help to reduce oil oxidation, control excess sebum and improve the look of blemishes and signs of ageing.
Don’t forget that when using any serum, it should be followed with a broad-spectrum sunscreen such as Advanced Brightening UV Defense SPF 50 to provide your skin with complete protection against free-radical damage.
Accelerate your results with a night-time product
The night-time is the ideal time to apply a more potent texture-refining treatment to your skin such as retinol. This is due to the way retinol accelerates skin cell turnover which, while excellent for improving skin texture, can make your skin more sensitive to sun light.
SkinCeuticals is formulated to minimise the irritation that retinol can cause while achieving all of the benefits it’s known for such as improving the look of discolouration, lines, wrinkles and pores. As with your daytime serum, ensure that you follow treatments such as retinol with a broad-spectrum sunscreen to avoid future damage.Find out more about SkinCeuticals Phloretin CF serum.