THE LUXE GLOWTOCOL
The Luxe Glowtocol is our dream routine. Whether you're feeling extra or you're just always extra (We're here for it!) this routine is for you. The Luxe is our take on a 10-step routine and can be used day or night. Or both! Use this ritual to pamper your skin and relish your results. You deserve it.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED:*
Sun Protection (daytime only)
THE LUXE GLOWTOCOL
STEP ONE : OIL CLEANSE - Oil cleansing is a beautiful way to wake up your skin first thing in the morning and begin the day. We love to apply a layer of oil first thing upon waking to start the process. You can perform your oil cleanse immediately (use your facial oil just as you would a regular cleanser) OR let the facial oil absorb for a bit as you go about your morning routine and then rinse it later. This trick works well to hydrate dry skin, first thing in the morning.
STEP TWO : SECOND CLEANSE - Following your oil cleanse, you will want to perform a second cleanse. Rinse off your oil with warm water and a wash cloth and then follow up by cleansing again with your regular daily cleanser. You can do this in the shower to multi-task or just at your skin before beginning the rest of the glowtocol.
STEP THREE : TONER - To ensure that our skin gets fully clean, apply toner to a cotton round and swipe over the whole face, being sure to get anything left behind by your cleanser. It's important to get the skin clean and dry before our next steps.
STEPS FOUR-SIX : SERUMS - Following toner, apply your choice of 2-3 serums. You could layer vitamin C, a hyaluronic serum and a brightening serum during the day or hydrating serum, retinol and brightening serum at night. Apply serums thinnest to thickest for best absorption. STEP SEVEN : EYE CREAM - Using your ring finger, apply a small amount of eye cream to your finger tip and pat it gently around the eyes. A little goes a long way with eye cream, so as not to irritate the eyes. After dabbing eye product on, you can massage it in very gently.
STEP EIGHT : MOISTURIZER - Once your serums have fully absorbed, it's still important to follow up with moisturizer to lock all of the nutrition into your skin and ensure that it stays hydrated all day.
STEPT NINE : LIP HYDRATOR - Because our lips get dry and chapped easily, it's important to show them love too. Apply a layer of clear or tinted hydrator to your lips to keep them plump and moisturized. STEP TEN : SUN PROTECTION or FACIAL OIL - Depending on whether it's A.M. or P.M. your last step will be either your sun protection or more facial oil. In the morning, apply a generous layer of sunscreen after your moisturizer has absorbed to keep you protected. If you're headed to bed, a layer of facial oil is a lovely way to end our luxe ritual and prepare your skin to look its best the next day.
* Glowtocol protocols are designed to be universal for all skin types and concerns. You need only select products appropriate for your skin type in order to customize and follow along. Need help curating your perfect Glowtocol? Check out the Skincare 101 page to learn more, or go here to learn how to schedule an online consultation.
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