Omy’s skin care complete guide
Healthy facial skin is not only linked to DNA; the care we take of it also have has an impact. The appearance of your skin depends a lot on your daily beauty routine and the products used to achieve it. Given the abundance of information available regarding facials, it can sometimes be difficult to navigate. It is important to know that skin care varies for each individual and that there is no one care that works for everyone. It is therefore essential to create a beauty routine adapted to your own needs and those of your skin.
A complete facial care routine should include these five steps:
- Clean face
- Tone the skin
- Apply a serum
- Moisturize the skin
- Protect the skin
💡 Little tip: for optimal results and to remember the order in which you use your skincare, apply your products in order of consistency. Start with the lighter products and finish with those with a thicker texture (for example: cleanser, tonic lotion, serum, moisturizer and sunscreen).
1. Cleansing your face
Cleansing is an important step in a good facial routine. Every day, the skin on the face produces sebum and comes into contact with pollutants and dirt. Thorough facial cleaning removes these elements from the skin's surface and reduces the risk of clogged pores or developing acne. It is recommended to cleanse the face twice a day, in the morning and in the evening.
Choose an Omy cleanser according to your skin type
- Sensitive, dry or normal skin
For sensitive, dry or normal skin, it is recommended to use Delicate mineral micellar water. This gentle skin cleanser gently removes makeup and impurities with its micelles. Its formula also contains gluconolactone, a highly hydrating natural agent that soothes the skin after cleansing. To apply it, soak a cotton pad with micellar water and make small circular movements on the face.
- Combination, oily or acne prone skin
For combination, oily or acne prone skin, it is best to use Active Vitamin Cleansing Foam with Goji Berries. Thanks to its ultra-soft natural washing base, it breaks down dirt and excess sebum in order to clean the pores thoroughly. The cleansing foam is also suitable for sensitive skin.
Determine your skin type by doing a skin analysis with SkinIA, the artificial intelligence software developed by Omy Laboratoires in collaboration with dermatologists.
What is a tonic lotion?
A tonic lotion is a solution that is applied after cleansing the skin, but before applying the serum and moisturizer. It greatly improves your skin care routine:
It eliminates residues that could have resisted cleaning;
It corrects and balances the pH of the skin;
It closes the pores of the skin and tones it (bonus effect if you keep the product in the refrigerator!).
Omy aquifer water comes from the glaciers of British Columbia and is loaded with 12 essential minerals with many benefits for the skin. After using Active Cleansing Foam, a few sprays of aquifer water are enough to reduce the feeling of irritation and soothe the skin.
Delicate mineral micellar water, in addition to cleansing and removing make-up from the face, also acts as a tonic because of its aquifer water base. It is suitable for all skin types because of its adapted pH, and does not require any rinsing.
3. Apply a serum
Serums are powerful allies for immediate addition to your facial care routine. They are very concentrated in active ingredients, and can penetrate deeper into the skin to act on your skin concerns. Thanks to the active ingredients added to them, Omy tailor-made serum, can act simultaneously on three problems among the following: acne, dryness, oxidative stress, pigment spots, excess sebum, redness, irritation and wrinkles.
4. Moisturize the skin
Moisturizing skin cream
Despite popular belief, all skin types need hydration. The texture of a day or night cream will, however, vary depending on the tendency of the skin to be dry, normal or oily. The seasons can also influence their hydration needs. Omy facials can be personalized with the three cream textures available, to suit any situation.
What is the difference between a day cream and a night cream?
The skin does not react the same way day and night. During the day, we can say that the skin is "on the defensive", because it tries to protect itself against external aggressions: sun, pollution, weather conditions, bacteria and dust in the air, etc. The Omy custom day cream brightens the complexion and makes the skin soft from the first use. In addition to containing antioxidants protecting skin from external factors, for comfort, our day cream usually have a lighter texture.
During the night, the skin is not subject to environmental conditions and can therefore concentrate on repairing the damage caused during the day. Omy made-to-measure night cream nourishes the skin and stimulates skin regeneration, in addition to containing vegetable ceramides which take care of restoring the protective barrier of the skin. Night creams often have a richer texture in order to nourish and repair the skin as much as possible.
5. Use sunscreen
Sunscreen is one of the most important, but most overlooked, facial care products. Daily application of sunscreen - even in winter! - helps prevent skin aging, change in the appearance of pores, the formation of wrinkles and fine lines, the appearance of pigment spots and the development of certain cancers. The use of sunscreen with a sun protection factor (SPF) of at least 30 is recommended.
Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions. We will be happy to advise you!