Our 611 Skincare Routine

Our 611 Skincare Routine

Overview

When it comes to sensitive, acne-prone skin, climate plays an important role. With our 611 Advanced Formula skincare line, we have a family that will fight your skin concerns in hot and humid weather with a few but effective steps. Because heat and humidity impacts our skin in a huge way, we already prepared a blog that covers everything that you need to know about its influence.
Creating your ideal skincare routine can indeed be stressful, but not with our 611 Advanced Formula skincare line. At AXIS-Y, not only do we care about your skin, but also your well-being because stress is one of the worst triggers that can cause problems for your skin. So don’t panic - relax and let’s go over a basic 3 step skincare routine to have healthy and glowing skin.


Step 1: Cleanse

This 1st step includes:
  • Eye makeup remover
  • Gel or foaming cleansers
  • Cleansing masks or scrubs
  • Toner 
Thorough cleansing is the first step to effective skincare. Cleansing products:
  • Remove dirt from the environment, sweat, sebum, and makeup residue
  • Prepare the skin for further care
Cleansed skin is able to better absorb the active ingredients contained in other skin care products.

How to cleanse and use a toner

1. Eye Makeup Remover

While some gel or foam cleansers remove makeup like our Quinoa One-Step Balanced Gel Cleanser, you still need to use an eye makeup remover for hard-to-remove eye makeup that is oftentimes waterproof.

NOTE: To gently remove makeup from the eyelashes and from the delicate area of ​​the eyes, use an eye makeup remover with a cotton pad and gently wipe the skin around your eye area.
 

2. Gel/Foaming Cleansers

The difference between a Makeup remover and a face cleanser is simple. Makeup remover’s purpose is to remove light and waterproof makeup. A Cleanser's job is to cleanse excess oil, dirt, residue and light makeup from your face.
Use a gentle cleanser for your skin. Look for cleansers containing ingredients like: Decyl Glucoside Sodium, Cocoyl Glutamate, Cocamidopropyl betaine.

Our Quinoa One-Step Balanced Gel Cleanser was formulated specifically for sensitive and acne-prone skin with very gentle cleansing agents like Decyl Glucoside and Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate. This cleanser has a pH of 5.5 that is matching our skin pH (4.7-5.75). The closer a product's pH to our natural skin pH, the happier our skin’s microbiome is.

 

NOTE: Cleansing gel should be washed off with lukewarm water. Do not use hot or extremely cold water, especially if you have sensitive skin, because too high or low temperatures can cause skin irritation.

 

3. Deep Cleansing

Deep cleansing includes products that work not only on the surface of your skin, but also deep into it to unclog your pores, refresh your skin, and even reduce inflammation. There are so many factors that cause your pores to get clogged from Fine Dust to Humidity which is why you need to deep cleanse 2-3 times per week.

NOTE: These products should be used 2-3 times per week. Depending on the condition of your skin, it can be reduced to 1 time a week.
 
Recently we launched our Mugwort Pore Clarifying Wash Off Pack that not only clears the pores of impurities and manages rough skin by gently exfoliating dead skin cells, but also soothes inflamed and irritated skin with its antibacterial, anti inflammatory, and antifungal properties.
 
HOW TO USE A MUGWORT PORE WASH OFF PACK
-Apply it evenly all around your face avoiding eye and mouth areas on dry and clean skin.
-Allow to dry and harden for approximately 15 minutes and rinse off with lukewarm water.
 

4. Toner

A toner removes any remains of the cleanser, refreshes the skin, and restores its natural pH (4.7-5.75), which can be damaged by tap water (pH=>7). A change in skin pH can lead to many problems of the skin, like dryness and acne, just to name a few.
 
HOW TO USE A TONER
Soak a cotton pad with the toner and gently swipe your face with it, avoiding the eye and mouth area.
TIP: Avoid around eyes and mouth if bha and/or aha is included.
 
HOW TO CHOOSE A TONER
These days you can find toners containing AHAs and BHAs ( mild chemical exfoliators).
If you have sensitive and acne-prone skin, look for toners that include AHAs and BHAs like: Glycolic Acid, Lactic Acid, Mandelic Acid, Salicylic Acid, and Citric Acid.
Make sure to start from a low concentration if you are new to these acids. For example, for sensitive skin, it is suggested to start with 0.5% Salicylic Acid.

Our Daily Purifying Treatment Toner contains both Salicylic Acid 0.5% (BHA) and Glycolic Acid (AHA) derived from Sugarcane extract to calm your skin and remove bacteria and dirt that lead to acne.

Step 2: Nourish

The next important step is moisturizing and hydrating to nourish your skin.
The list of products that are included in this step is very long, but here are the most basic products that treat and repair our skin:
  • Essence
  • Ampoule 
  • Serum
  • Moisturizing cream
Nourishing products should moisturize and regenerate the skin. Moisturizing not only increases the water content (Hydration) in the skin, but also protects and regulates self/automatic exfoliation, making the skin soft, smooth, and happy.
 
 
 
 

Repair and Treatment

There are products that target specific skin concerns. At AXIS-Y, we aim to fight problems like acne, hyperpigmentation, and inflammation.
  • Our Artichoke Intensive Skin Barrier Ampoule repairs and heals the skin barrier that has been damaged by environmental stressors by delivering rich antioxidants, nutrients, and hydration. 
  •  Our Dark Spot Correcting Glow Serum targets dark spots and improves uneven skin tone. As the name implies, it works on reducing pigmentation and brightening the skin. 

 

 

 

Hydration

While the above products work on specific problems like dark spots and skin barrier repairing, how can we help our skin to stay moisturized and hydrated if we have different skin types? One of the reasons why skin can be sensitive is due to dehydration.

All skin types can be dehydrated, including oily skin.
Skin tightness can be associated with dehydration, which can result in dry and flaky skin. However when you have an oily skin type, your body will try to compensate for dehydration by overproducing oil.

We can solve this problem by balancing oil to water ratio of the skin. But the most tricky question is: how to deal with a dehydrated combination skin type?Don’t worry, we created exactly what you need. Our Cera-Heart My Type Duo Cream has two distinctive formulas that target two specific areas of your face: “T zone” and “U zone” which equate to “oily zone” and “dry zone”.
One interesting fact about the skin is that it can change depending on many factors like climate change and health conditions.
It is never only dry or only oily. The level of dryness and oiliness on your “T zone” and “U zone” can fluctuate as well. That is why with our Cera-Heart My Type Duo Cream, you don't have to worry about using separate products.
Note:
“T zone”- blue formula - for oily area
“ U zone”- white formula - for dry area

Step 3: Protect

We can’t stress this step enough. We need to protect our skin from UV rays. These harmful rays not only accelerate skin aging but they also cause skin cancer. With this knowledge, we should know about the different types of sunscreen. We prepared an in depth blog about sunscreens you can read about here.
 
Here is a brief table of two types of sunscreen:  

NOTE: If you have sensitive skin, it is recommended to choose a Physical/Mineral sunscreen.
 

How to choose a sunscreen

We suggest choosing a sunscreen with the highest Sun Protection Factor (SPF) and strongest protection grade of UVA (PA): SPF 50+ and PA++++
 

It was formulated for all skin types, especially for sensitive skin.
 
What you need to know about our Sunscreen:
  • It has an SPF of 50+
  • With PA++++
  • It is a physical sunscreen (good for sensitive skin)
 

How to use a sunscreen

Sunscreen is the last step in your morning skincare routine. Apply it all over your face and neck by patting it in until it is fully absorbed.

Tip:
Apply it 20-30 min before leaving your house for the sunscreen to protect you efficiently.

Self-care

Face mapping will help you to take care of your skin internally. But don’t forget that stress is also being reflected on your skin. Start with meditation or chamomile tea.

Small steps like exercising, meditating, and consuming healthy food in addition to a right skincare routine will give you the glow that will surprise you

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