Advice From Our Dermatologists

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Before you can find the skin-care routine that will achieve optimal results for your unique complexion, you first need to understand your skin. Our founding dermatologist Dr. Guy Sylvestre offers his tips for making the distinction between skin types and explains the four key products that every woman needs to have in her beauty cabinet.

A 5-Steps Process

Step1

Skin Type

What's Yours?

There are four main skin types: normal, oily, dry and combination. Normal skin is generally soft, smooth and even in tone with only the occasional blemish, while oily skin has a shiny appearance and is prone to breakouts because it produces too much sebum. If your skin looks thin and feels sensitive and tight after cleansing, you likely have dry skin that is sebum-deficient. Dry patches on your cheeks and oiliness on your T-zone probably mean you have combination skin.

In addition to these four types, you may also experience dehydration (flaking and irritation caused by lack of moisture) or sensitivity (redness, broken blood vessels and reactivity to minor irritants).

Why Does It Matter?

Skin type can change depending on factors like stress, pollution, living conditions (heating, air conditioning), weather or even hormones, so it’s important to watch for fluctuations. Understanding your type will help you choose products to treat your specific concerns and maximize your results. For example, if you have oily skin, you may want to reduce sebum production with a mild exfoliator. If your skin is dry, you’ll need rich creams that lock in moisture and nourish the skin barrier.

Steap 2

Cleansing

The Importance of Cleansing:

Once you know your skin type, the next step to healthy, beautiful skin is cleansing because it removes makeup, dead skin and impurities that cause blemishes. Failure to cleanse may also lead to cellular breakdown, increased sensitivity and enlarged pores.

Beauty How-To:

As the first step of your routine, use a gentle face wash on your face and eye area both morning and night—even if you don’t wear makeup. A quality cleanser will prep your skin to absorb the rest of your skin-care products.

Step 3

Serums

The Importance of Serums:

Formulated with a high concentration of active ingredients, serums target specific skin concerns like wrinkles or lack of hydration. They complement, enrich and enhance the effectiveness of your day and night creams.

Beauty How-To:

After cleansing, apply one or more serums to targeted areas or over the entire face according to your priorities. For optimal results, apply regularly morning and evening. Choose a serum that works best for your skin type and fits in with your skin goals.

Step 4

Creams

The Importance of Moisturizing and Anti-Aging Creams:

Whether your choose a regular moisturizer or one with anti-aging benefits, a quality face cream will protect your skin against irritants, repair its natural hydro-lipid barrier and increase hydration for supple, plump skin.

Beauty How-To:

Morning and night, treat your face with a hydrating moisturizer or anti- aging cream after cleansing and applying your serum(s).

Step 5

Protection

The Importance of Sunscreen:

UV rays is a daily assault on the skin that causes premature aging, but you can shield yourself by wearing sunscreen. Doing so will prevent wrinkles and brown spots and will maintain beautiful, healthy-looking skin over time.

Beauty How-To:

As the last step of your skin care routine before makeup, apply a sunscreen every single day—a minimum of SPF 30. You can use a traditional sunscreen product and mix it to a pigment concentrate, such as Custom Colour. In addition to protecting against UV radiation, this smart blend will even skin tone and diminish signs of fatigue.

Note From An Expert

As Jouviance’s flapship product and bestseller, I take a lot of pride in knowing that the formulation of 3-in- 1 Anti-Age Rejuvenating Anti-Aging Cream was developed using the very latest technologies. Its high concentration of active ingredients speaks to its efficacy and success. It’s the perfect example of results you can see!

- Roger Southin, founder, biochemist and dermatology expert