Google search “skincare routines” and you’ll be quick to find thousands of highly recommended skincare routines for maintaining a glowing complexion, from the basic to the complex.

While many professional-grade skincare lines recommend a 5 to 10 step skincare system (with a different product for each step), it’s often the simplest routines that are most effective for having great skin. Professional models, who depend on their flawless complexions to land them jobs, confirmed as much to Stylecaster, reiterating that less is more when it comes to skincare.

It’s not about the number of products you use, it’s about the quality. So for those first starting to learn about skincare or for individuals simply looking to revamp their skincare routine, check out our 4 no fuss skincare favourites for beautiful, healthy skin.

Sunscreen

Having beautiful skin starts below the surface. You should wear sunscreen every day, not just when you hit up a beach. You may not see any effects now but daily sun exposure can eventually lead to long term skin damage, from premature aging to even skin cancer.

A simple swipe of a paraben-free sunscreen like Solar Protection Formula’s mineral SPF 58 formula can go a long way in maintaining your skin’s natural radiance. Solar Protection Formula is both strong and soft, protecting your skin with a formula that is light and airy, perfect for daily use. We swear by this line’s effectiveness, even carrying Solar Protection Formula products at our clinic.

Cleanser

Having a cleanser is one of the most important things you can include in your daily skin routine. As you go about your day, your face naturally builds up with dirt and oil (not to mention makeup). When we don’t rinse our faces, all that build up seeps into the skin and can cause breakouts.

An easy way to avoid getting a giant zit before an important event is to wash your face with a cleanser day and night. There are many different types of cleansers available today- from foam cleansers to cream cleansers — but we prefer facial wipe cleansers like Burt’s Bees’ Facial Cleansing Toilettes.

With natural grapefruit extract to soothe and rejuvenate the skin as you wash off residue, these gentle facial wipes are perfect for at home and when you’re on the run.

Toner

Toner is a fantastic skincare product that is often overlooked, despite its many benefits. A toner’s main job is to cleanse and refine your complexion (think of it as the final top up of moisture and nutrients before you apply makeup.)

It gives your skin a final rinse of all remaining impurities, as well skin soothing, hydrating and calming benefits, depending on the type of toner you choose. A toner also helps to shrink pores, balance your pH levels and reduce ingrown hairs.

We use Vivier toners at our clinic because they restore and rebalance your skin gently, without stripping away your skin’s natural ability to repair itself.

Moisturizer

A good moisturizer does so much for your complexion. It hydrates your skin to give it the moisture and nutrients it needs to stay healthy and plump. Without daily moisture, your skin can start to flake, lose its natural glow and deepen wrinkles. Yes, you read that correctly. Dehydrated skin shows all the lines, making that faint frown line look more severe than it really is.

We offer SkinMedica as a helpful solution to our clients. SkinMedica’s moisturizer features hyaluronic acid, a naturally-occurring sugar found in the body that provides moisture and volume for the skin. With over two decades of clinical studies, Skin Medica’s skin care products have proven to be an effective anti aging solution, providing you that extra boost of moisture your skin needs to keep looking fresh and youthful year round.

To find out more about our recommended skincare products, visit or call our clinic today at # 604-929-3299.