Onze SELF facial routine: simpel en effectief

Our SELF facial routine: simple and effective

Most women have a bathroom cabinet filled with products, a cabinet you can barely close. There are just so many products on the market at the moment and finding the correct skin care routine isn’t easy! But let’s be honest: do you know what every product you put on your skin does for you? The answer is most likely ‘no’. Many women use around 10 products for their skins and this just isn’t necessary. That’s why you’re better off investing in a simple routine that provides the best possible care for your skin during both days and nights. When I started using SELF I consciously chose a simple routine: one in which every product I used contains ingredients with a proven benefit for your skin! And because I regularly get questions regarding this routine, I’m more than happy to tell you more about it on our blog.

Cleansing and hydrate / protect

The saying ‘less is more’ is just as applicable for skin care. Generally there are two important steps for a good routine: cleanse and hydrate/protect.


The optimal care for your skin starts with cleansing your skin and this is best done in both the mornings, to refresh your skin, and the evenings to allow your skin to restore itself. You can use the most amazing day cream out there, if you don’t cleanse your skin there’s no point in using it! During the nights, a combination of dead skin cells, impurities and tallow piles up on your skin. This leads to clogged pores and other impurities… A good cleansing will take care of this and will also make sure the active ingredients in your day and night creams will be absorbed by the skin.

We’ll start using the Boost of Freshness Facial Lotion to cleanse your face, a soft and mild facial milk. Washing your face on it’s own is not enough, usually water will just lead to your skin drying out and could disturb the natural moisture balance in your skin. Our cleansing milk is especially designed for the sensitive skin and this mild formula will hydrate your skin and cause the pores to shrink down. It will also remove any impurities, tallow and make-up: we’re talking about an all-in-one cleanser! Another tip: you can use the Boost of Freshness Lotion for the sensitive areas around your eyes. After cleansing I like to use our Boost of Softness Konjac Sponge, with a soft circular motion. This sponge is made from 100% konjac powder, specially developed for gentle facial cleansing. It moisturises the skin while helping to maintain a healthy pH balance without damaging the skin’s own natural oils.

After using the facial lotion, I use the Boost of Oxygen Facial Scrub twice a week. A mild scrub, contrary to many aggressive scrubs available on the market at the moment. Our mild scrub contains grains of rice and removes dead skin cells, it also nurtures and restores the pure oils in your skin. Resulting in a healthy glow in your face as well as your skin and allowing a good blood circulation, that’s what this scrub can do for you. Scrub away!

After the cleansing it’s time to hydrate and protect your skin. This is done in the mornings, using the All Day Dreamer day cream, and in the evenings, using the All Night Starlight night cream. These are restoring and moisture regulating creams that are deeply absorbed into your skin and offer intense hydration and nutrition. Our creams are also suitable for the sensitive areas around your eyes, so you don’t need a separate eye cream. Another product less to stuff in your bathroom cabinet!

By the way, did you know our creams are suitable for regular, sensitive, dry and problematic skins? They don’t contain any chemical or synthetic additives and are completely free of parabens, now you know what you’re putting on your skin. Purely natural!

Oh yeah: have you seen our SELF skin care Facial Roller yet? I just love using it in the evenings after cooling it in the refrigerator! Using our facial roller you’ll stimulate the blood circulation and improve the elasticity of your skin. It also reduces spots on your chin and jaw and gets rid of those dark circles under your eyes. It’s also a heavenly me-moment. LOVE IT!

Don’t forget about your lips

Fall is coming and that means colder temperatures. During these winter months it’s important to spend some extra time caring for your lips, because they deserve it! Our Soft Luxurious Lip balm is 100% natural and contains ingredients that nurture, restore and protect your lips on a deeper level. This lip balm melts on your lips and will leave them feeling silky smooth all day long. Your lips will thank you!