The Ordinary Routine for anti agin and pigmentation . A detailed daily am and pm routine showing how best to alternate The Ordinary Vit C, Retinol, direct acids and peptides. www.awelltravelledbeauty.com

The Ordinary skincare for pigmentation and ageing – My weekly routine

The Ordinary Routine for anti agin and pigmentation . A detailed daily am and pm routine showing how best to alternate The Ordinary Vit C, Retinol, direct acids and peptides. www.awelltravelledbeauty.com

I've been asked a few times what my The Ordinary skincare routine is. And well it's complicated as you'll see from below. Probably a bit to complicated for most but I like having a bit of a crazy routine.. My main concerns are treating and delaying the first signs of aging and pigmentation. I have sensitive combination skin with the dry areas getting especially dry if not managed.

Not all of the products I use are from The Ordinary but I'll list them anyway. Because The Ordinary have so many strong active products you need to be careful with how you use them, what products you use with them and when you use them. So I use a lot of them on alternate days as you'll see below.

So without further ado here we go!

 

Monday

Am - Vitamin C routine

Cleanse: I use the squalane cleanser to remove my overnight mask.

Tone: I spritz Holos pre and probitoc spray (helps to balance the skin's pH and keeps it happy) followed by patting on Cosrx Snail Mucin Essence ( prepares and hydrates the skin - read more )

Treat: Marine Hyaluronics all over the face (This is slightly lighter hyaluronic serum and soaks in super quickly) for hydration.  Alpha Arbutin on the cheeks for pigmentation. Azelaic Acid on the chin and nose to help with redness. Then I'll potter off to do something like get dressed to give them time to soak in.

Eyes: Caffeine & ECG, I'll apply a bit extra and use my eye massager as my eyes are always supper puffy in the morning.

Antioxidant: Ethylated Ascorbic Acid - A strong Vit C product but doesn't cause some of the irritation that other strong Vit C products do. It takes a few minutes to soak in so I spend a bit of time massaging my face with my jade roller.

Protect: SPF moisteriser. I haven't tried The Ordinary SPF yet as I have a lot of different spf moisterisers that I'm working through. I had one I used to love but unfortunately it's not cruelty free so I had to give it up.

If I'm applying makeup I'll wait as long as possible before applying so the products have soaked in as much possible.

The Ordinary Vitamin C Routine - How to I layer active ingredients in my The Ordinary skincare routine for pigmentation and ageing www.awelltravelledbeauty.com

Vitamin C Routine

PM - Acid Exfoliation

Monday is for masking! So I'll use the AHA 30% & BHA 2% Peeling solution. An amazing acid peel mask it is very strong and you need to be very careful with it. I have a video about how to use it here and a detailed post here

Cleanse: I use the Squalane cleanser to remove my make up with my cleanse off mit. Then I'll do another cleanse using the squalane again or another hydrating gentle cleanser with my clairisonic. This is my usually pm cleansing routine, I switch up the second cleanser with NIOD sanskirt Sanponis every few days.

Apply the mask for 10 minutes

Tone: To bring the skin's pH back up I've been using Versed Hydrating coconut cleansing milk followed by a spray of Holos pre and probiotic spray. Then Cosrx snail mucin essence

Treat: As the mask is so strong I want to only using hydrating and nourishing products and not over the load the skin. I use the marine hyaluronics followed by a thick application of  The Ordinarys 100% cold pressed Virgin  Marula Oil. This super hydrating and full of antioxidants. I don't use it on the eye area and use caffeine ecg. I am looking  for a new eye cream (the never ending quest!) for the am and pm. One I have my eye on is Deciems (The Ordinarys parent company) other brand Hylamide. Been hearing great reports about their SubQ eyes

Moisterise: I'll apply a thin layer of The Inkey Hemp or Tumeric moisteriser as they're both good at keeping the skin calm.

The Ordinary Peptides Routine - How to I layer active ingredients in my The Ordinary skincare routine for pigmentation and ageing www.awelltravelledbeauty.com

Peptide Routine

 

Tuesday

AM: Peptide Routine

Cleanse: I use the Versed Hydrating coconut cleansing milk for a quick refresh of the skin.

Tone: Same as yesterday.

Treat: Buffet + Copper Peptides (I love this product!) all over. Marine Hyaluronics all over. They both are very thin watery like serums so they soak into the skin quickly. Followed by Niacinamide all over (including neck and chest) Then I target treat areas. Argireline on areas to prevent dynamic wrinkles (so my forehead, around my eyes, mouth). Alpha Arbutin on my cheeks for pigmentation and azelaic acid on my nose and chin to treat redness and congestion.

Eyes are the same.

Antioxidant: Bybi Beauty blueberry oil - oh I love it!

SPF: Whatever I'm using.

 

PM: Retinol Routine

Cleanse: Normal double cleanse but I'll use the NIOD sanskrit Sanponis which I'll leave on for a few minutes as a mini mask. This helps to remove excess sebum.

Tone: the usual routine.

Treat: I'll apply a thin layer of retinol (at the moment I'm alterating between The Ordinary 5% Retinol and Drunk Elephant's A-Passioni Retinol)  and wait for it soak in for 30 minutes before applying any other products. Followed by Argrirline, Alpha Arbutin and Niacinamide as the morning.

Eyes: The Inkey List Retinol eye cream

Moisterise: either The Inkeys Hemp or Tumeric moisteriser as I'm trying to finish them.

Wednesday

AM - The same Vit c routine as Monday AM

PM - Peptide routine (Same as Tuesday AM and I use a derma roller )

Cleanse: Normal double cleanse

Tone: Same as always

Treat: Before applying my serums I'll use my dermaroller which helps the products absorb better into my skin.

Buffet + Copper Peptides all over. Marine Hyaluronics all over. Followed by Niacinamide all over (including neck and chest) Target treat areas. Argirline on areas to prevent dynamic wrinkles . Alpha Arbutin on my cheeks for pigmentation and azelaic acid on my nose and chin to treat redness and congestion.

Moisterise: either The Inkeys Hemp or Tumeric moisteriser

Thursday

AM: Peptide routine

Same morning routine as Tuesday

PM: Retinol routine

Cleanse: Double Cleanse as usual

Tone: To change things up I'll use the Glycolic Toner after cleansing then a swipe of the Versed Hydrating coconut cleansing milk to rebalance the pH, a spray of Holos pre and probiotic spray, to make sure my skin's pH is brought back to nearly neutral.

- The skin's natural pH is slightly acidic, when you use glycolic acid you make the skin's pH 3 and it needs to be brought up to 6 for optimum absorption of products.

Treat: The skin's pH is important for the optimimum absorbtion of retinol which I apply next Again I'll wait at least 30 minutes till I apply the next products. Marine Hyaluronics all over, Agrirline on the dynamic wrinkle areas,  alpha arbutin on the cheeks. Then Niacinamide  all over.

Moisturise: either The Inkeys Hemp or Tumeric moisteriser

The Ordinary Retinol Routine - How to I layer active ingredients in my The Ordinary skincare routine for pigmentation and ageing www.awelltravelledbeauty.com

Retinol Routine

Friday

AM: Vitamin C routine as before.

PM: LED Light Treatment and antioxidants

Cleanse: Double cleanse as normal but using the NIOD cleanser for the second cleanse.

Treat: Using QuaserMd Pure Rayz I take about half an hour to treat my skin. The 4 different wavelengths of LED light stimulates collagen and elastin productions. I use this at least once a week sometimes twice as a top up treatment. I originally used it for 4/5 times a week for 6 weeks. It's best used on just cleansed skin.

Tone: Normal routine.

Treat: Once a week I use the antioxidant Alpha Lipoic. A full breakdown of this amazing product is here. It takes awhile to soak in so I'll spend a bit of time massaging my skin and then that’s it. A simple night routine for once.

- For some unknown reason The Ordinary have discontinued this product and sold out everywhere. The talk is that they will be release a diferent version.

Saturday

AM: Peptide routine as before

PM: Retinol routine as before.

Depending on my skin's needs I'll do a mask on the Saturday or Sunday. I'll also use the Glycolic Acid Toner

Sunday

AM: Vit C routine

- usually I'm very lazy on Sundays but will always put on my spf.

PM: Peptide routine

- Sometimes treat myself and do a at home facial. I'll also use my derma roller and  an overnight mask

So there we go. Yes it's a bit complicated but it's mainly just alternating the vit c, peptide and retinol routines. Because the routine has a lot of actives I need to be careful with what is used together and in what order.

Do I follow this routine all time? No, but my skin always looks much better when I do. Plus I know I'm helping to delay the signs of aging on my skin. If you have any questions on how to put together a routine for The Ordinary for your skins needs. Drop me a comment below or send me an email.

Irish Beauty Blogger

ps some links may be affliates but the post is not affliate driven x

 

The Ordinary Routine for anti agin and pigmentation . A detailed daily am and pm routine showing how best to alternate The Ordinary Vit C, Retinol, direct acids and peptides. www.awelltravelledbeauty.com

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