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Planning out your skincare routine can be daunting for even the most experienced beauty junkies. Between the wild claims and the over-abundance of new products coming out each week, it can be intimidating and overwhelming to create your skincare routine. WLDKAT was created to solve this challenge. Our products are created for all skin types, not overly complicated, and made to be used no matter what the day or night has thrown your way. #thatswild
Most importantly, remember that the best skincare routine is the one you are going to stick with. There are important skincare steps that should be followed but it isn’t necessary to have 27 steps each and every day. Apply each product, let it soak in and almost dry down before applying the next.
Here we break down the basics for a simple skincare routine that works. One of the most common questions about skincare is what order to use products in. Just remember, thinnest to thickest, kind of like making your bed.
Your Morning Skincare Routine
A morning skincare routine should have product that helps protect skin from environmental stressors like pollution and sun damage. Start by cleansing with a gentle cleanser. Our Patchouli + Cherimoya gel cleanser is gentle enough to use morning and night. It cleanses without stripping, balances and brightens. If you tend to have oily skin, this cleanser will help stop shine throughout the day as well.
Step 2 is your toning step. The word toner might give you flashbacks of the alcohol-based formulas from the 80’s, but today’s toners are light-weight liquids that are much more advanced and actually deliver nutrients to the skin. They basically act as a prep step for the products that come next.
Ginger + Kombucha skin tonic adds immediate glow, bounce, and brightness to your skin in one step. Ginger has over 40 anti-oxidants to help improve tone and elasticity and kombucha acts as skin’s bodyguard protecting the microbiome throughout the day. Tip, use hands to apply instead of a cotton round. You will help save the environment as well as not use up nearly as much product on each application.
Next up is the serum step. Serums traditionally have higher actives and do more of the heavy lifting in skincare. Here is where you want to load up on ingredients like anti-oxidants and vitamin C or ingredients like saffron that are newer to the
skincare game. Saffron is a full of powerful antioxidants, including vitamin C to help brighten and even skin tone. Our Saffron + Oat Milk glow serum has the power of saffron but the calming effect of Oat Milk so it is perfect for all skin types, even those with acne-prone skin. You can even use serums to spot treat certain areas depending on ingredients and potency.
Daytime moisture should be lighter weight so that doesn’t feel heavy throughout the day, work well under makeup and also help skin to adapt to the various environments you are in during the day. Mushroom + Moss gel cream has MossCellTec™ which hits skin with hydration + protects it from urban assailants like smog, pollution, and environmental change.
It is never too late to start using eye cream, even in your 20’s. The skin around the eyes is thin so find a gentle formula and apply with slight pressure. Tip: use your ring finger. Our Orchid Stem Cell + Magnolia Berry adaptogen eye gel is light weight enough to wear under eye makeup but loaded with adaptogens and antioxidants to restore the moisture barrier around the eyes, instantly hydrate and help soften fine lines.
Follow up with sunscreen, daily. If you find a formula with blue-light protection, even better!
Your Nighttime Skincare Routine
There are only a few differences from day to night when it comes to skincare. Two hits of cleanser is a great way to get rid of the dirt and grim you might have gathered during the day. If you have a full face of makeup, before cleansing use a makeup remover and then go in with a double cleanse. Still use your toners and serums and eye gels. But switch out your lighter weight moisturizer for a heavier one that can help repair skin while you sleep. Snow Mushroom + Starflower ultra-hydrating sleep mask is sleep mask and a night cream all in one. It is gentle enough for nightly use no matter what your skin type. It locks the products underneath and provides a barrier while it works allowing you to wake up with OMG-I-am-glowing skin.
Lastly, listen to your skin. Be consistent with your skincare routine so that your skin can adjust. Good things take time. Great formulas are worth their weight in gold, but remember that eating right, exercising and good sleep is critical to over skin health.