Treating your skin to a facial can be one of the most relaxing experiences you can do for yourself – not to mention the visible results that come with it. However, it’s not every day that you get to indulge in a face-to-face treatment with your favorite facialist or aesthetician, which then leaves you daydreaming of its calming atmosphere and the undeniable ‘just-stepped-out-of-the-skincare-clinic’ glow.
There are many ways to get creative with your existing skincare routine or accelerate your DIY home rituals to unwind and recharge in-between your spa facials. If you are looking for new ways to keep your skin looking as fresh as that post-facial glow, try some of these top skin hacks by Intraceuticals.
MINI PEEL TREATMENT
Performing a mini-peel treatment at home is easier than you may think. Using only three products, this simple treatment is a great addition to your weekly skincare routine that will leave your skin smooth, fresh and radiant.
Step one: To begin the treatment, the skin needs to be thoroughly cleansed to remove any barrier such as make-up, SPF, oil, or impurities built up throughout the day. Using a gel-based cleanser such as Gentle Cleanser or Cleansing Gel that contains natural plant-based extracts is a great way to provide your skin with a deep cleanse and prepare it for the next steps.
Step two: Enter the Intraceuticals Enzyme Exfoliant. This step is where your skin will receive the ultimate glow up. Apply the exfoliant and take 30 seconds to use small circular movements, paying close attention to any areas with extra congestion such as around the nasolabial folds and the chin. Leave the enzyme exfoliant on for 2-5 minutes for a mini peel experience.
Step three: Never underestimate the power of a double cleanse. Going in for a second cleanse with a creamy cleanser like the Opulence Brightening Cleanser will make sure your skin is free of oils and impurities. As a bonus, your skin will be left luminous and glowing.
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Have you had an incredibly long or busy week and are in desperate need for a bit of self-care time even if it’s only for 10 minutes? Try these tips that will provide both relaxation and results.
TIP 1: If you’re looking for an instant pick-me-up for the under-eye area, a top tip is to put Intraceuticals’ Rejuvenate Eye Masks in the fridge before using them to provide your eyes with a refreshing boost and to relieve any puffiness.
TIP 2: Run your Eye Masks under warm water and apply to the eye contour and voila, instant relaxation and enhanced hydration.
TIP 3: To boost your results further, follow on with the treatment by pairing it with the Rejuvenate Eye Gel or Retouch Eyes to further reduce any puffiness, dark circles and brighten the overall eye contour.
ELEVATE YOUR ROUTINE WITH A CUSTOMIZED SOLUTION
Tailoring your AM routine differently to your PM routine can be overwhelming at first. This is where a customized solution will come in. Mixing and matching based on your skin concerns and ensuring you are using the right product at the right time will help you reap the full benefits and give you undeniable results.
Vitamin C+3 Booster – using Vitamin C in the morning is essential for protecting and strengthening the skin. Apply along with your favourite SPF to ensure your skin barrier is protected from potential sun damage and environmental stressors throughout the day. The Vitamin C+3 Booster is an excellent partner when using the Collagen Booster and Vitamin A Booster in the evening.
Antioxidant Booster – waking up with redness, puffiness or dark circles around the eye area is never ideal. Thankfully the Antioxidant Booster acts like a detox for the skin and contains a powerhouse of vitamins and natural antioxidants to help revitalize and balance the skin. By applying this serum in your morning routine, it will allow you to effectively receive the full protective benefits.
Collagen Booster – while the Collagen Booster can be used in either your AM or PM routine, applying the serum in the evening lets your skin take complete advantage of the night-time regenerative properties. Say hello to tighter, younger looking radiant skin.
Vitamin A Booster – introducing the Vitamin A serum into your night-time routine helps protect your skin against visible signs of premature aging, fine lines, and smooths skin texture thanks to its powerful anti-aging properties. If you are new to Vitamin A, begin by limiting use to twice a week before gradually increasing the frequency to every other night as tolerated. To find the appropriate dosage suited to your skin, you might want to book a consultation with your skincare professional.
ACHIEVING PLUMP, SMOOTH AND HYDRATED LIPS
There are many environmental factors which can lead to dry and chapped lips. A few factors being sun exposure, pollution or more prevalent factors like indoor heating and air conditioning, which can escalate the feeling of dry, flaky lips. Before you layer on the lip balm to try and soothe the skin, try these few tips to help keep your lips feeling fresher, healthier and more hydrated for longer periods.
Rejuvenate Lip Mask
First up, to calm and soothe dry, irritated or chapped lips, apply the rejuvenating Lip Mask and leave it on for a minimum of 10 minutes. This quick and easy treatment is perfect for instantly hydrating the lips and leaving them feeling restored, revived and renewed.
Keep lips soft and smooth by applying the Enzyme Exfoliant as a gentle scrub to buff away dry skin. It’s important to keep in mind that the lips are more sensitive than other areas of the skin. We recommend applying a very small amount and gently massage in an outward direction to avoid the exfoliant from entering the mouth. Unlike a normal exfoliant application, there is no need to leave the product on the lips for long, just gently massage in and remove.
Lip glosses and balms can sometimes make your lips feel dryer because the Hyaluronic Acid in your skin continuously tries to source water from its surroundings. Applying either the Hydration Gel or Eye Gel after exfoliation and prior to your lip gloss or balm is the perfect hack. The added hydration from the gel enhances the skin’s ability to hold moisture effectively and can make all the difference between your lips feeling smooth and luscious or dry and flaky.
Atoxelene Line Wand
For plumper lips, apply the Atoxelene Line Wand around the lip contour after the lip masks to create visible and enhanced results without the invasive treatment. As a bonus, you’ll be able to soften the appearance of expression lines and muscle contractions around the mouth area.