Getting started…

Planning your daily skincare regimen is something many people struggle with. Many have tried all kinds of things to turn it around. I’m here to tell you, it can be done very EASILY. You just need the right combination

Here is the building block to GREAT SKIN. It is as simple as one, two, three…four!


Cleanse, Tone, Moisturize, Protect

That’s it! These four components will take your skin so far. Incorporating these steps you will see a big difference in your skin from the start. And even better, you’ll see the difference fast.

This may sound simple, and it is, but…

the right products make all the difference.

Without using the right facial skincare products for your regimen, you may actually do more harm than good!

Make sure you’re using the right products especially for your skin type.


Start by prepping your skin with a cleanser. You have to remove all the dirt, makeup and all manner of gunk off of your skin and out of your pores before the toner, moisturizer or protectant will work. You can’t moisturize dirty skin! Your cleanser should not contain any alcohol at all. It is important not to dry out your skin and disrupt your moisture and ph balance. CeraVe Facial cleanser is a dermatologist recommended brand that has various products based on your skin type.

If your skin needs a little extra attention, prior to applying this gentle cleanser, you may consider using a facial scrub once a day to remove excess dirt or makeup.


The next step in preparing your skin for the good stuff. Toner will prepare your skin to receive moisturizer and protective layers. The biggest mistake you can make is when you use an alcohol-based toner. Remember: Alcohol = bad! To avoid this we recommend using a brand like Lancome hydrating toner with rose water for true quality.


Moisturizer is everything! You need moisture in your skin for it to be healthy. Many people avoid moisturizers because of oily skin or acne. Just because you have oily skin does not mean you shouldn’t moisturize! In fact, no moisture might just be your oily skin problem!

Without a moisturizer, our skin produces more oils to compensate for a lack thereof. By incorporating a good moisturizer your skin will thank you and you may see a reduction in acne-causing oil! CeraVe is also well known for moisturizers that match your particular skin type.

As a previously acne struggling teen, trust us on this one!


Skin ProtectionFrom the SUN, that is. I see more sun damage on more faces – you wouldn’t even believe it. The sun is great – it keeps us healthy and makes us look vibrant and energetic.

Just not too much of it.

After you have cleaned out your pores with a properly balanced alcohol-free cleanser. After you have gently applied an alcohol-free toner to prepare your skin. After you have moisturized (even if you have oily skin). It’s time to apply a good sun protectant. This will vary depending on your pigmentation, but I recommend at least SPF 15 when applying to your face. Lower numbers such as SPF 8 can be used on your body when not spending long amounts of time outside, but if you are stick with the 15+ when in the sun.

Learn more about how to protect your skin from the sun

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