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O Babes, Here is Why Your Skincare Routine is SO Important!

Having a skincare routine — and sticking to it — is the key to keeping your skin healthy and looking its best. A regular skincare routine helps keep skin hydrated and protected from the elements, which also reduces the risk of skin damage, irritation, and premature aging. Following a step-by-step regime helps regulate oil production, keeps bacteria away, and reduces acne breakouts. Being consistent with your skincare routine will also give you noticeable changes in skin texture and tone, leading to a more even complexion.


Step 1: CLEANSE


Cleansing is critical for maintaining healthy skin. It removes dirt, oil, bacteria and other impurities that can block your pores and lead to skin problems like acne, inflammation and premature aging. Here's our top two O Esthetics-approved cleansers:


AlumierMD - HydraBoost


Vivier - Hexam



Step 2: EXFOLIATE


Exfoliation is an important part of any skincare routine as it helps to remove dead skin cells, unclog pores, and reveal brighter, more radiant skin. It can also reduce the appearance of acne and dark spots, all while evening out skin tone. Regular exfoliation can also reduce the signs of aging by stimulating collagen production. Exfoliation is a step that should only be done 1-2 times a week (not daily) for best results.


When it comes to exfoliation, there are two main methods: mechanical and chemical. Mechanical exfoliation involves physically scrubbing the skin with an abrasive material, such as a facial scrub, brush, or sponge. Chemical exfoliation, on the other hand, relies on chemical agents, such as alpha hydroxy acids, beta hydroxy acids, and enzymes, to break down dead skin cells. Both methods are effective at removing the outer layer of dead skin cells and can be used to improve skin tone and texture.Our top-recommended products for exfoliation are:


AlumierMD - MicroDerm Polish


Vivier - Vitamin C Scrub



Step 3: TARGET


Vitamin C serums offer many benefits to your skin. They can help brighten your complexion, reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, reduce dark spots and even out your skin tone, reduce inflammation and redness, and boost collagen production for firmer, younger-looking skin. They can also help protect your skin from environmental damage, as they are a powerful antioxidant. Here are our favourites:


AlumierMD : EverActive C&E + Peptide


Vivier: Radiance Serum





Step 4: MOISTURIZE


Moisturizing your skin is important to keep it hydrated and healthy. It helps prevent irritation, dryness and cracking, while also locking in moisture and nutrients. It can protect your skin from pollutants and other environmental stressors, all while keeping it looking and feeling soft and supple. Additionally, moisturizing your skin helps form a protective barrier against bacteria and other pathogens. Our favourite moisturizers are:


AlumierMD - HydraRich


Vivier - Lexxel



Step 5: PROTECT


Your skin is so beautiful and so very precious and it so important for you to take steps to protect it! Though we all love the sun, especially when it’s beating down on our face, it can be so dangerous to that precious skin we love! Failing to use sunscreen can result in sun spots, fine lines, wrinkles and more. Even in the winter months the sun is still a factor, so that SPF protection is still an absolute necessity. Our top sunscreens are:


AlumierMD: Sheer Hydration Broad Spectrum


Vivier: Sheer SPF 30 Mineral Tinted Sunscreen


Jane Iredale: Powder Me SPF



A skincare routine for both the morning and evening that is specific to your skincare needs is going to give you the skin you’ve always dreamed of! Mix this with regular facials and a tailored plan from your O Esthetician to meet your goals and get set for skin confidence!


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