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Skincare Routine Steps: The Best Skincare Routine

Skincare Routine Steps: The Best Skincare Routine

For gorgeous, cleansed skin and a healthy radiant glow, it’s essential that you establish the skincare routine steps that are right to you. Our ‘Build Your Routine’ feature on site allows you to hand-pick your product at each stage of our recommended skincare regimen.  

Step 1: Cleanse 

Every skincare routine should start with cleansingCritical to maintaining healthy-looking skin, it removes dirt, excess oil and other unwanted debris from your pores. Washing away these impurities will not only give your complexion a fresh, healthy glow, but it will allow for the nourishing ingredients in your skincare products to properly penetrate the skin 

Ultimately, cleansing is essential to making your other skincare routine steps as effective as possibleAt Sanctuary Spa, we offer a selection of cleansers to suit your needs


  • Best for dry skin – Moisture Burst Facial Wash: Packed with nourishing Jojoba beads and Almond Oil, this daily cleanser rinses away dirt, impurities and makeup while also hydrating your skinYour face will feel beautifully cleansed and you’ll be left with a fresh, dewy complexion. 
  • Best for oily and combination skin – Warming Charcoal Detox WashFormulated with detoxifying Charcoal and calming Chamomile Oil, this cleanser draws out impurities from deep within your pores, helping to unclog and remove excess oil for a shine-free appearance 
  • Best for normal skin – Melt Away Cleansing OilThis lightweight cleansing oil instantly dissolves dirt and melts away makeup. You’ll be left with clean, soft and hydrated skin with no greasy residue. 
  • Best for sensitive skin Foaming Micellar Cleansing Water: Blending makeup dissolving Micelles with soothing Rose Water and nourishing Argan Oil, this cleanser is gentle yet effective. It acts like a magnet and gently lifts the makeup and impurities from your skin, while calming any irritation and giving it a boost of hydration.  

Therapist’s Tip: If you’re unclear on what your skin type is, this article will help: What Is My Skin Type? 


Step 2: Tone 

You’re not alone if toning isn’t one of your skincare routine steps yet, but don’t underestimate its advantages. Toning promotes a brighter and more even complexion. Its benefits include: 

  • Rebalancing your skinCleansing can affect the natural acidity of your skin (which should be between 5 and 6 on the pH scale). Thanks to its calming properties, however, using a toner will quickly rebalance your skin’s pH and soothe your complexion. 
  • Exfoliating your pores: A toner can aid in exfoliating and closing your pores too, both clearing them of any left-over impurities and preventing new dirt from settling into your skin.  
  • Brightening your skin toneToning can also accelerate your skin’s natural cell renewal process, revealing fresher and brighter skin that looks more even.  

Therapist’s Tip: For a naturally brighter and more radiant complexion, incorporate our Daily Glow Radiance Tonic ad one of your skincare routine steps. Infused with 5% Glycolic Acid, brightening Vitamin B3 and soothing Liquorice, its highly-effective formula exfoliates pores, accelerates cell renewal and evens skin tone. Sweep it over your face using a cotton pad after cleansing for a firmer and more luminous complexion.

Step 3: Moisturise 

The ultimate cure for dry, lacklustre skin, moisturising is an essential step in your daily skincare routine. It helps to maintain healthy skin cells and balances your skin’s natural oil production. In hydrating and plumping skin, it can also help to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. 



The first step of a good moisturising routine should be a skinperfecting face serum. Intensive and ultra-lightweight, it penetrates into the deeper layers of your skin to hydrate and nourish. 

Therapist’s Tip: Our Hyaluronic Wonder Oil Serum will work wonders for all skin types thanks to its two-phase formula. A blend of Oringa, Jojoba and Pomegranate to instantly gives your skin a hydration boost, while the serum combines restoring Red Rice Bio-Ferment and plumping Hyaluronic Acid to rejuvenate and firm your complexion 

Eye Cream 

As the skin under your eyes is 20 times thinner than on the rest of your face, it’s is extremely delicate and requires gentle, targeted treatments. If you haven’t already, consider adding an eye serum as one of your skincare routine steps to repair and renew your under-eye area 

Our Power Peptide Awakening Eye Serum combines our unique plumping Matrixyl Synthe 6™ and Beautifeye™ with hydrating Hyaluronic Acid, stimulating Caffeine and anti-ageing Persian Silk Tree Extracts to rejuvenate tired-looking eyes. It is designed to reduce the appearance of both wrinkles and dark circles. 

Moisturiser and SPF 

Between the pollution in cities, harsh weather conditions and indoor heating, your skin suffers a lot of stress from external aggressors. Applying moisturiser and an SPF will create a protective layer on the surface of your skin and shield it from any potential damage.

Our Protect and Illuminate SPF15 Moisture Lotion is formulated with hydrating Shea Butter, radiance-boosting Pink Pomelo, and Vitamin E to boost your skin’s natural defences and provides 24 hours-worth of hydration. It evens out your skin tone, refines the texture and reduces the appearance of fine lines. You can expect youthful-looking skin with a fresh, healthy glow. 

Night Cream  

 Your skin works to repair itself as you sleep. To give it an extra helping hand,switch your daytime serum and moisturiser combo for a thicker, more indulgent cream in the evening.  

Our Supercharged Hyaluronic Face and Neck Crème boasts a creamy, decadent formula that is infused with Hyaluronic Acid, plumping Matrixyl Synthe’ 6™ and nourishing Shea Butter. It intensely restores both your skin’s defences and moisture levels while you sleep.  

Extra Bi-Weekly Treats 

Taking a little extra time once or twice a week to complete a more vigorous skincare routine can remedy an array of lingering skincare woes. Whenever you treat yourself to your weekly pamper night, exfoliate your skin after cleansing but before toning, and use a face mask before moisturising.  


Exfoliate For A Dose Of Luminosity 

Whilst exfoliation isn’t necessary on a daily basis, doing it once a week helps to refresh and renew your skin. Its benefits include: 

  • Softening and smoothing dry skin: As dead cells build up on the skin’s surface, your complexion can feel tight and look dry. Exfoliation buffs away these cells to reveal the soft, smooth skin beneath.
  • Boosting circulation: Exfoliation also stimulates blood flow, helping to feed and nourish the surface of your skin. This encourages your cells to renew themselves faster, giving your complexion a radiant glow.  
  • Reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles: By exfoliating, you stimulate the production of collagen, a protein that helps your skin to look plump, tight and youthful. This lessens the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. 

Therapist’s Tip: For super smooth skin with a healthylooking glow, use our Complexion Perfecting Radiance Exfoliator once or twice a week. While an intense blend of ultra-fine Apricot Granules and Grape Seed buffs away dead skin cells that make your skin look dull and grey, a trio of Pumpkin, Pineapple and Papaya Extracts brighten the fresh skin beneath.  

Apply A Nourishing Face Mask  

Sometimes your skin needs an extra helping hand to look its best. So, for an extra weekly boost, consider using a face mask. 

  • Best for dry skinOur Glacial Splash Hydrating Face Mask infuses your skin with quenching ice cap water, brightening Vitamin B3 and replenishing Alpine Minerals to deeply hydrate and plump your skin. It promises fresh, dewy finish. 
  • Best for oily skinOur 5 Minute Thermal Charcoal Detox Mask combines purifying Charcoal, mattifying Kaolin Clay and calming Myrrh Oil to draw out impurities, and pollutants, while eliminating excess oils from deep within your pores.  
  • Best for tired-looking skinOur Green Smoothie Recharge Mask is full of superfoods that revitalise tired-looking skin. Spirulina, Kale, Spinach, Artichoke, Avocado and Cucumber are paired with brightening Vitamin C to leave your skin feeling soft, smooth and radiant. 
  • Best for dull, lacklustre skinOur 1 Minute Daily Glow Mask is formulated with radiance-boosting Kakadu Plum, brightening Vitamin C, and nutrient-rich Rosemary Extract to give your skin instant luminosity and improve its texture in just one minute. 
  • Best for ageing skinOur Beauty Sleep Recovery Face Mask Overnight is filled with youth-boosting Tetrapeptide, calming Orange Flower Oil and relaxing Lavender to restore and revitalise your complexion as you sleep. 
  • Best for reducing poresOur Diamond Dust Refining Scrub Face Mask boasts purifying French Rose Clay, refining Pink Diamond Dust and illuminating Rose Quartz Extract to purify your pores, revealing sparkling, smooth skin. 

There is a bewildering array of skin care products out there, but your skincare routine steps don’t have to be complicated. Just follow three simple rulescleanse, tone and moisturise. How you personalise your regimen from there is up to you. Remember, you can tailor your ritual using the ‘Build your routine’ function on our website. Give it a try now!  

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