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Skin Care in Four Steps

An effective anti-ageing facial skincare routine can follow four steps. Cleanse, tone, exfoliate and moisturise.
An effective facial skincare routine can follow four steps. Cleanse, tone, exfoliate and moisturise.

‘Facial skin care’ is more a matter of discipline than anything else. A facial skin care routine is what you need (and you need to follow the facial skincare routine with complete seriousness). So, let’s check what comprises an effective facial skin care routine. Well, very simply, a facial skincare routine can follow the following four steps:

  • Cleanse

  • Tone

  • Exfoliate

  • Moisturise


Cleansing is the first thing in a facial skin care routine. Cleansing helps in removing dust, pollutants, grease and extra oil from your skin, thereby preventing damage to your skin. Cleansing should be done at least twice a day ie morning (as part of complete facial skin care routine) and evening (on a standalone basis). Water-soluble cleansers are the best for inclusion in your facial skin care routine.

If you are using a water-soluble cleanser, moisten your face and neck with lukewarm water to dissolve the dirt. This step helps the cleanser go smoothly on your skin and spread evenly across your face. Avoid hot water, as this could scald, dry out your skin and irritate sensitive skin types. Cold water, meanwhile, tightens your pores and does not loosen the dirt.

Take a small amount of cleanser and using circular motions, spread it across your face and neck for 30-60 seconds to allow the active ingredients to take effect. This includes your T-Zone (forehead, nose and chin), cheeks, jawline, hairline and even your neck.

Finally, rinse off the cleanser using warm water and pat dry with a clean towel.


Toning is the next in a facial skincare routine. However, this is the optional part of the facial skincare routine. Mostly, proper cleansing can compensate for toning. Toning helps remove all traces of dirt, grease and excess cleanser. Instead of making it part of your daily facial skin care routine, you can use toning occasionally ie when you have been exposed to a particularly harsh environment/pollution.


Exfoliation is again, kind of, an optional step in everyday routine for facial skin care. However, exfoliation is necessary at least once a week (or twice, depending on the skin type and the environmental conditions). Exfoliation finds its place in facial skin care routine because of the natural tendency of skin to replenish the skin cells every three or four weeks. As a facial skin care technique, exfoliation helps in removing the dead skin cells that block the pores, thus assisting the skin in the natural process. However, excessive or harsh exfoliation can cause damage to your skin; so, you need to balance it out.


Moisturising is the last step. In fact, moisturising is the most important part of facial skin care routine. Moisturisers prevent your skin from getting dry. Dry skin is really undesirable since it causes the upper layer skin to break, leading to dead skin cells. Again, use light upward strokes to make the moisturiser more effective. Moisturisers work the best when applied on warm and damp skin. So do not try to remove all the moisture in the previous steps of facial skincare routine.

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Algologie is pure, natural skincare from the sea for every skin type and every skin problem. With beautiful products to choose from and not less than 95% natural - that is as natural as a skincare product can be. All Algologie skincare products are filled with natural sea plant extracts and pure gulf stream seawater and are paraben-free, silicon-free, mineral oil-free, phthalate, propylene glycol-free and suspect ingredients-free.

Contact Us

To book a beauty treatment or if you would like to know more about, or advice, on an effective, personalised skin care routine just for you, contact Pamela on 0493 041 057. Alternatively complete our online enquiries form and we will be in contact within 24 hours.


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