We have found the perfect skincare routine for any skin type. Allow these three steps to becoming your daily ritual that fortifies and adds a little self-care to your day-to-day life.
When skin is young, it has a very healthy supply of antioxidant vitamins and minerals.
These active substances help your body defend itself against stressors and to heal damages quickly. As you mature, your body experiences more and more stressors. This stress has the potential to deplete your supply of vital antioxidants.
The goal of a skin-care routine is to boost your complexion and target any problem areas you want to work on.
You may not notice instant results, but give it some time and you will thank yourself for investing in your skin.
Some Handy Skincare Terms
Beyond cleanser and moisturizer, a face serum could be a very useful addition to your skincare routine when applied between your cleansing and moisturizing steps. Never used one before? Typically, serums have highly concentrated formulas that target specific skincare concerns such as wrinkles or dark spots.
This term frequently appears on product labels but is not always clearly explained. Basically, if a product claims to be non-comedogenic it means that it shouldn’t clog pores or trigger acne. All of our products are non-comedogenic so they are perfect for any skin type.
Oxidative Stress & Free Radicals
Oxidative stress is an imbalance between free radicals and antioxidants in your body. Free radicals are molecules with an uneven number of electrons. The uneven number allows them to easily react with other molecules.
Free radicals can cause large chain chemical reactions in your body because they react so quickly with other molecules. These reactions are called oxidation and are the main cause of aging.
Antioxidants are molecules that fight free radicals in your body. These are basically what helps to keep oxidative stress in check, creating a harmonious balance. This is why it is crucial to use skincare products that contain antioxidants. You can also get antioxidants from healthy food like fruits and vegetables.
The Perfect Skincare Routine
Step 1- Clear & Cleanse
This step is obviously the most important, you need to cleanse the skin of all the impurities of the day, and adding an antioxidant serum gives you an extra layer of cleanliness. Putting a serum on your face might not feel like you’re cleaning it, but think of it this way; oil absorbs oil.
Simply put, serums are powerful skin allies. Filled with concentrated doses of active ingredients, these can ease a number of issues, from acne to dark spots and wrinkles. Even if you don’t have any specific issues, everyone still needs an antioxidant serum in their skincare routine to cleanse and boost their appearance.
Our ZC15 Antioxidant Serum is the perfect serum to add to your routine. Apply in the mornings or evenings after washing your face and before applying a cream. It’s non-comedogenic and lightweight, which makes it perfect for any skin type!
Step 2- Protect & Prevent
No matter what age you are, anti-aging cream is such an important step in your skincare routine.
While it might seem extreme to someone in their twenties to use an anti-aging product, believe it or not, that is when it is beneficial the most. Your skin starts to age around 25 years old, and we recommend that you start the road to prevention early to avoid long-term issues. We highly recommend products that contain vitamin C and E for a defensive skincare step.
It’s never too late to improve the appearance of your skin, but once the damage is done it is almost impossible to regain that youthfulness back.
Our ZC30 Anti-Aging Cream is the perfect second step in your routine. It is best used in the mornings to protect and prevent damage. Packed with Vitamin E and our Redox Technology, this anti-oxidant skin cream helps reverse free radical damage.
Step 3- Hydrate & Repair
Keeping your skin hydrated is so important to your overall health, no matter what age you are. This is why we have included moisturizer as our third and final step. The most basic function of a moisturizer is to hydrate the skin.
Essentially, moisturizers should be used to balance the natural oils in your skin.
This is one product that we recommend using year-round, for any skin type, at any age. Your skin naturally loses the ability to retain moisture as we age, so finding a good moisturizer is vital.
We recommend using our ZCM30 Synergistic Lotion in the evenings to repair damage caused by oxidative stress.
This formula uses vitamins C, E & K as anti-oxidants and ZCM30 Redox Technology of Zinc, Copper & Magnesium to nourish and repair.
Additional Steps for a perfect skincare routine
All of the experts we consulted unanimously agreed on one thing: that sunscreen is, hands down, the most crucial skin-care product. It’s of utmost importance as part of your year-round regimen. Daily and consistent sunscreen use help to prevent the development of fine lines and wrinkles, textural imperfections, and changes in the appearance of pores over time.
There are so many fun face masks out there; peel off, clay, sparkly, sheets. Apply face masks after serum but before moisturizer, unless it’s an overnight mask that you leave on your skin. This can take the place of your nighttime moisturizer. Sheet masks are great for adding an extra level of moisture. Peel-off masks are great for removing unwanted skin cells. Clay masks provide a deep cleaning of the pores. Regardless of what mask you choose, it’s recommended to apply one once a week for the best results.
These are considered a bit of a luxury in skincare, but anyone who has had one will tell you, they are totally worth the money. Professional facials are a part of a healthy skincare practice, especially as you age. Facials can clear up any skin issues and give your skin a deep cleaning that most products just can’t achieve. At the same time, you will also receive a wonderfully pampering and relaxing treatment, which we all need from time to time.
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