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KICK-START 2021 WITH A SIMPLE SKINCARE ROUTINE

KICK-START 2021 WITH A SIMPLE SKINCARE ROUTINE

By DR. BARBARA STURM

6th Jan 2021

The start of a New Year is the perfect time to review and refresh your skincare routine in an effort to achieve a glowing, fresh complexion all year long. My philosophy is that every skincare routine, regardless of age or gender, should combat inflammation and deeply hydrate and nurture the skin while being packed with highly active, anti-aging properties, without the use of aggressive ingredients. The basics of a simple, yet highly effective routine include my CLEANSER, an exfoliator twice a week like my FACIAL SCRUB or ENZYME CLEANSER to gently slough off dead skin and impurities, a serum that’s packed with potent, active ingredients and replenishes moisture reservoirs like my HYALURONIC SERUM and a great moisturizer like my FACE CREAM. This simple, 5-step routine covers the skin’s fundamental requirements - I then created various products that are tailored to suit different skin types which you can add to this basic regime to help target your skin’s specific needs. With daily and consistent use, this routine will leave your skin revived, dewy, healthy and radiant.

STEP 1
Cleanser

A lightweight, foam texture that gently removes makeup, pollutants and impurities without upsetting the skin's natural pH balance. Aloe Vera helps to soothe and repair the skin. Pump a little foam into the palm of your hand and smooth over your face using circular movements. Then rinse off thoroughly with lukewarm water.

STEP 2
Enzyme Cleanser

A softly grained powder that exfoliates the skin using Subtilisin and Lipase enzymes whilst decongesting pores. Regular use results in smooth, refreshed skin. Use 2-3 times a week as part of your daily cleansing routine or every day if you have oily or acne-prone skin. Place a coin-sized amount of powder into the palm of your hand, then add lukewarm water to work it into a gentle foam. Smooth generously over your face to create a soft foam and rinse off.

STEP 3
Hyaluronic Serum

I call this the ‘white t-shirt’ of my skincare line because it’s so fundamental. It floods skin with hydration at both the surface and deeper layers, while delivering active ingredients that nourish skin and counteract oxidative damage. Apply a few drops of the serum evenly to your face, eye area and neck before gently patting it in. Allow full absorption before following with the FACE CREAM.

STEP 4
Face Cream

I couldn’t live without my FACE CREAM. It delivers deep hydration and instant skin radiance with a non-greasy, velvety texture. It contains anti-aging antioxidant Purslane to calm irritation while Skullcap, Squalane and Panthenol moisturize and soothe. After cleansing, apply gently to the face, neck and décolleté as well as to delicate skin around the eyes.

STEP 5
Skin Food

I take my SKIN FOOD supplement every day. It contains a powdered mixture of the plant extract Purslane, an anti-aging powerhouse packed with Omega-3 fatty acids and high concentrations of essential skin nutrients. Taken daily, it helps promote skin renewal and hydration from the inside-out, supporting collagen and helping to reduce the visible signs of irritation. Take two capsules every day with water.

STEP 1
Cleanser

A lightweight, foam texture that gently removes makeup, pollutants and impurities without upsetting the skin's natural pH balance. Aloe Vera helps to soothe and repair the skin. Pump a little foam into the palm of your hand and smooth over your face using circular movements. Then rinse off thoroughly with lukewarm water.

STEP 2
Enzyme Cleanser

A softly grained powder that exfoliates the skin using Subtilisin and Lipase enzymes whilst decongesting pores. Regular use results in smooth, refreshed skin. Use 2-3 times a week as part of your daily cleansing routine or every day if you have oily or acne-prone skin. Place a coin-sized amount of powder into the palm of your hand, then add lukewarm water to work it into a gentle foam. Smooth generously over your face to create a soft foam and rinse off.

STEP 3
Hyaluronic Serum

I call this the ‘white t-shirt’ of my skincare line because it’s so fundamental. It floods skin with hydration at both the surface and deeper layers, while delivering active ingredients that nourish skin and counteract oxidative damage. Apply a few drops of the serum evenly to your face, eye area and neck before gently patting it in. Allow full absorption before following with the FACE CREAM.

STEP 4
Face Cream

I couldn’t live without my FACE CREAM. It delivers deep hydration and instant skin radiance with a non-greasy, velvety texture. It contains anti-aging antioxidant Purslane to calm irritation while Skullcap, Squalane and Panthenol moisturize and soothe. After cleansing, apply gently to the face, neck and décolleté as well as to delicate skin around the eyes.

STEP 5
Skin Food

I take my SKIN FOOD supplement every day. It contains a powdered mixture of the plant extract Purslane, an anti-aging powerhouse packed with Omega-3 fatty acids and high concentrations of essential skin nutrients. Taken daily, it helps promote skin renewal and hydration from the inside-out, supporting collagen and helping to reduce the visible signs of irritation. Take two capsules every day with water.

Find all five steps of this simple skincare routine in Dr. Barbara Sturm’s STURMGLOW ESSENTIALS SET; a comprehensive kit, containing the CLEANSER, ENZYME CLEANSER, HYALURONIC SERUM, FACE CREAM and SKIN FOOD supplements.

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Dr. Barbara Sturm

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06 January 2021