Juggling Glow Recipe, family and everything in between, I have to say I’m always a little ‘pressed’ for time. I’ve never been a big proponent of extravagant multi-step routines, simply because on some nights, it’s hard enough to wash your face before collapsing into bed. Having a routine that doesn’t seem insurmountable makes it that much easier to actually do it.
I’ve been using the Blithe Tundra Chaga Pressed Serum since earlier this year and this multi-tasker has been a life saver. Blithe chemists used a unique ‘slow cooling’ method during formulation to create a fast-absorbing yet comforting treatment that does double duty as an effective serum and moisturizer. The texture is lightweight enough to use in a multitude of ways – the below 5 methods, are my go-tos.
- Serum hyphenate moisturizer
On most nights, I default to double cleansing with an oil cleanser, then foam cleanser (cleansing is the one thing that I never skimp on!), a hydrating essence toner and then the pressed serum. I like to pat a pea sized amount of the product all over the face and neck in a gentle, upwards motion.
- As a lightweight moisturizer
If I need an extra boost of radiance, layering the pressed serum with an ampoule always leaves me with glowy skin in the morning. After cleansing and toning, pat a few drops of ampoule onto your skin, then apply the pressed serum.
- As a uber-hydrating serum
During dry winter nights, my skin feels sucked dry of moisture. Use a pressed serum during the serum step by taking a pea sized amount and warm it between the fingertips, then press gently all over the face. Then apply an emollient moisturizer of your choice.
- As a ‘finisher’ over BB Cream
At the last step of my morning routine, which is a lightweight BB Cream, I like to take a small amount of pressed serum and rub between palms a few times, before pressing hands over the face. Focus on the cheekbone areas for the touch of subtle glow.
- As a sleeping mask
On especially lazy nights, I go straight from cleansing to a very generous portion of pressed serum all over the face, which functions as a luxurious overnight mask.
Want a little more info on pressed serums? Check out our past blog posts on how to use one, and also how to choose the pressed serum that’s right for your skin type.
Get your glow on,