Select a province
Select a city
Select a clinic

Available in your clinic

Not available in your clinic

Back to Basics: Skincare (what we should use and when)

November 5, 2020


Skincare products in the bathroom

When it comes to discussing skin care, the many steps and the wide range of products on the market can be overwhelming. What should I choose for my skin type ? How often should I use my products ? What are the steps in a good skincare routine ? And finally, why should I use a serum and sunscreen ?

As the Canadian leader in aesthetic medicine and a pioneer in Gym for your Skin, Dermapure educates you on the list of the essentials you need in your skincare routine.

On a daily basis, in order

In our routine, you will find …

1 | A make-up remover (evening)

If there is one commandment to learn from our experts, it is this one :

Never go to bed without first removing your makeup! It’s serious: makeup clogs pores and is therefore more prone to developing pimples, drying out or reaction.

Our recommendations :

Micellar Solution by Functionalab
Washable make-up remover pads by OLA Bamboo

2 | A cleanser (morning and evening)

Healthy skin starts with clean skin ! To remove all impurities and rebalance the pH, the face should be cleansed with warm water and a cleanser specifically chosen for your skin type.

Dermapure’s favorites :

LHA Cleansing Gel by SkinCeuticals
Cleanser and Toner by Functionalab

3 | A toner (morning and evening)

What is the real purpose of a toner ? This post-cleansing step is often neglected and yet makes a big difference in our routine. Purifying the skin and preparing it to absorb the moisturizer, toner optimizes the effectiveness of the products that will be applied afterwards.

Discover :

Equalizing Toner by SkinCeuticals

4 | A serum (morning and evening)

What exactly is a serum ? Whether you want to address redness, hydration, fine lines, blemishes or acne, a serum is a concentrate of active ingredients that you add to your routine to give your skin a boost ! The serum step is where the specific needs of the skin will be treated. These can be combined or used periodically to address a temporary condition. Say hello to antioxidants, vitamins, or acids; the star ingredients in these types of products !

Our skin experts can guide you in choosing the right serum during a free consultation, virtually or in one of our Dermapure clinics across Canada.

Book an appointment for a free consultation now !

Our bestsellers :

C E Ferulic by SkinCeuticals
Retinol 0.5% Serum by Functionalab
Phyto Corrective Gel by SkinCeuticals
Discoloration Defense by SkinCeuticals
Pro-Collagen Serum by Functionalab

5 | A moisturizer (morning and evening)

Everyone knows moisturizing is the must-have in a skincare routine, but what is it truly about ? Its primary function is to retain water in the epidermis and therefore rehydrate it in order to protect it from premature aging, regardless of our skin type. The skin is exposed to many external changes through the day that can be aggressive : the weather, pollution or the sun are good examples. A good moisturizing cream will treat and protect the skin simultaneously.

Some favorites :

CODE by Functionalab
Intense Hydration Anti-Aging Cream by Functionalab
Youth Solution anti-aging Cream by Functionalab
Glycolic Acid Night Cream 5%
A.G.E Interrupter by SkinCeuticals

6 | Eye contour (morning and or evening, depending on the product)

Dark circles, bags and crow’s feet can betray the signs of aging and make you look tired. For a more luminous complexion and an enhanced look, we cream this specific area with a treatment that has been formulated specifically for this fragile zone.

 Our selection :

Total Eye TM 3-IN-1 Renewal Care by Colorescience
AOX+ Eye Gel by SkinCeuticals
Eye Contour Serum by Functionalab

7 | SPF (morning)

To protect your skin from the sun’s powerful UV rays, a mineral sunscreen is needed. Truly important for skin health, sunscreen should be used all year round, at the very end of your routine.

Why choose a mineral sunscreen ? Mineral sunscreen is not absorbed by the skin and reflects harmful rays as they hit the skin’s surface.

Give it a try :

SPF 50 Tinted by Functionalab
Physical Fusion SPF 50 by SkinCeuticals
Sunforgettable Enviroscreen Protection SPF50 by Colorescience

8 | Specialized products (morning or evening)

For plumped lips, soothed skin, a toned body and neckline, some additional products are part our routine depending on our beauty goals.

Consider adding :

Antioxidant Lip Repair by SkinCeuticals
Hydrating Mist by Colorescience
Collagen Infusion by Functionalab
Retexturing Body Cream by Functionalab

9 | An exfoliator (2 to 3 times a week)

The exfoliator cleanses the skin more deeply by freeing it from its dead skin and stimulating cellular regeneration.

Micro-Pearl Exfoliator by Functionalab

10 | A mask (2 to 3 times a week)

The masks offer visible results almost instantly and are available in many variations to meet different purposes. Radiance, clarity or even skin tone, whatever the skin’s needs, a mask can be applied two to three times a week to reveal a beautiful, glowing, peachy complexion.

Detox Mask by Functionalab
Hydrating B5 Mask by SkinCeuticals
Phyto Corrective Masque by SkinCeuticals

And you, what are the products you couldn’t live without ?
Share your skincare routine on social media and don’t forget to tag us !

Similar articles