Whether you love taking care of your skin or not, you shouldn’t neglect the health of your skin. In fact, our skin is constantly exposed to external stressors like pollution, UV radiation, and digital devices, especially our faces. Our face is probably the most exposed organ of all therefore, it is crucial to treat it to an effective facial routine that will provide nourishment and protection to the skin. Our ultimate Face Care Ritual will make your skin plump and healthy! Of course, consistency plays a big role for a successful skincare regime, so make sure to not give up after a couple of days. 

When shall I do the Face Care Ritual? 

It is common to think that we only accumulate dirt on our skin during the day, but you would be surprised by how much bacteria there is on your pillowcase. For this reason, we recommend doing the full ritual in the morning after waking up and before starting the day. However, it is fundamental to clean properly our skin before going to bed, so at the end of this article, we have included a few options you could consider for your evening facial routine, just make sure to read until the end!

Face Care Ritual

Our Face Care Ritual begins with a deep cleanse to remove bacteria, unclog the pores and prepare the skin to absorb all nutrients of the face serum and face oil, which will also help it to detox and balance. Finally, the face cream will make sure to provide all the protection our skin needs to face the day. The positive thing about our Face Care Ritual is that it is customisable based on type of skin and preferences. In fact, we recommend the following options: 

  • Basic Facial Routine: step 1 and 2 
  • For oily skin or extra daily protection: step 1, 2 and 4 
  • For troubled and sensitive skin (e.g. acne, dry skin…): step 1, 2, 3, and 4 

1. Cleanse all the dirt off! 

Apply our Soothing Silk Cleanser using your fingertips and focus on massaging the product into the face and neck, splash with warm water until milky and finally, rinse off. Dry off by dabbing a clean towel on your face and neck.  

About the product: Active Silk amino acids are known to help nourish, restore skin balance, and hydrate the skin, Vetiver will deeply moisturise the skin while helping prevent tissue degeneration and improve skin tone. 

2. Feed your skin all the nutrients! 

After the deep cleanse, it is time to boost, hydrate, and firm the skin with all the goodness of our Save Face Serum. Gently apply this miracle serum to your face and neck using your fingertips, then smooth it over the skin until absorbed. 

About the product: This miracle face serum is a must-have in our facial routine as it is full of powerful cutting-edge ingredients. Malachite gemstone is known for its cooling and anti-inflammatory properties for the skin and to help skin detoxification and regeneration. Energising Ginseng promotes skin rejuvenation and helps restore vitality. Hyaluronic Acid helps the skin stay hydrated and look firmer while retaining its moisture, and Moringa is packed with antioxidants and vitamins that help to nourish and protect the skin. 

3. It’s time for some skin plump! 

Place 3 to 5 drops on your fingertips of our Vitamin A, C, D & E Face Oil on your fingertips and then massage evenly all-around your face and neck to calm, plump and nourish the skin. 

About the product: A therapeutic mix of vitamins combined with plant stem cells, highly soothing and perfect for troubled skin. Borage is well known for its high anti-inflammatory properties and to help restore moisture and smoothness to dry and damaged skin. Tuberose Stem Cells are known to be anti-aging and moisturising and help to enhance radiance and promote skin detoxification (ideal to help reduce puffiness!). 

4. The final touch! 

Give a final touch with our Protective Aura Day Cream to get you ready to start the day. Simply, smooth it over your skin and neck until absorbed to help protect the skin from external stressors while deeply nourishing it. 

About the product: A daily defensive cream that leaves the skin smooth, hydrated and beautifully scented, while helping to provide high anti-pollution, environmental and digital stress protection. Wild Indigo is known to stimulate, regenerate and protect the skin from urban stressors, while vitamin-rich Moringa nourishes and rejuvenates dull, tired skin. 

Let us know if you try our Face Care Ritual by tagging us on social media @ilapothecary or using the hashtag #ilapothecaryRitual

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