A step-by-step routine for radiant summer skin
This summer, get your glow on with our Vitamin C Brightening skincare range! It’s the perfect range if you want brighter, radiant-looking skin. We’ve made it super easy to build an entire skincare routine around these products. Read on to find out how!
Step 1: Cleanse every morning and night
It’s likely your skin produces more oil during summer. This is because the intense heat combined with layers of sunscreen means your skin is exposed to a lot more than during winter.
Switch to a gel cleanser during summer. The foaming action of gel cleansers help to lift dirt, makeup or sunscreen off your skin better than crème cleansers.
Even if you have dry, irritated or sensitive skin, our Vitamin C Brightening Gel Cleanser is gentle enough to use without leaving your skin stripped of moisture.
Step 2: Exfoliate several times a week
Because you’re exposed to so much more during summer, you may find that your skin is looking a little dull or congested. Exfoliation is your best friend this summer. Your skin is constantly shedding dead skin cells on the topmost layer of your skin, and sometimes, this layer of skin needs a helping hand.
Hello exfoliation – by gently scrubbing away those dead skin cells, it can reveal the newer, smoother layers of skin underneath. Our Vitamin C Brightening Polishing Scrub contains micro-exfoliants which are super, duper fine particles, gentle enough to use daily (unlike standard exfoliators which you should only use every 2-3 days).
Step 3: Serum up this summer
Serums should be your new favourite must-have skincare product. They’re highly concentrated formulas which pack a punch of goodness into your skincare routine. In our newly released Concentrated Serums range, we’ve got 5 new products that’s designed to target that one skin concern you may have.
The best seller from the range is our Advanced Brightening Vitamin C Serum. This contains two types of Vitamin C for dual-effectiveness. Due to the stable nature of Vitamin C in our products, this serum won’t make your skin sun-sensitive and can be used with other essano serums without any worries.
Step 4: Brighten those peepers
The skin around your eyes is a lot more delicate than the rest of your face. You should take extra care to look after it as it’ll be the first tell-tale sign if your skin isn’t happy – say no to eye-bags!
After your serum, simply dab a small amount of our Vitamin C Brightening Eye Gel around your eye contours – that’s under your brow bone (not on your eye lid!), on the outer corners and under your eyes. Use your ring finger as that’s the gentlest finger and pat rather than rub.
Another benefit of our Vitamin C Brightening Eye Gel is that it’s a gel-based formula, not a crème, so is lightweight enough for summer and won’t melt off under makeup.
Step 5: Set up a base with our SPF15 Moisturiser
We don’t have a sunscreen in our range (yet!) but you always need a good base to help protect your skin. Sun protection should be the number 1 thing you do for your skin, especially if you live in New Zealand or Australia.
Our Vitamin C Brightening SPF15 Moisturiser is a great way to prep your skin for sunscreen. Use as you would a normal moisturiser. That way, if you do miss some spots during your sunscreen application, you have at least some protection.
This moisturiser is also a great product to use on those cloudy days when you’re spending most of the time indoors. You are still exposed to harmful UV rays through windows, so reach for our SPF15 Moisturiser to nourish and protect your skin during those work-from-home days.
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