1: The Short Answer
Skin needs nutrition, oxygen, and clean space to work. Oxygen molecules cannot penetrate the dermis so your routine will include only cleaning your skin and providing nutrition.
  1. Wash your face with gentle cleanser such as Garden of Wisdom Cleansing Oil and either a clean wash cloth or sponge.
  1. Completely dry your face then apply a vitamin C and E combined serum that comes in a dark bottle such as Timeless 20% Vitamin C+ E Ferulic Acid Serum.
  1. Wait as long as possible but before you go outside, apply a broad spectrum SPF such as Jane Iredale Glow Time Full Coverage Mineral BB Cream.
  1. To provide more sun protection in the form of a physical barrier apply a powder such as Neutrogena SkinClearing Mineral Powder with salicylic acid or begin your makeup application.
  1. Wash your face with a stronger cleanser such as CeraVe Foaming Face Cleanser.
  1. Apply retinol (vitamin A) such as Differin Gel.
  1. Wait as long as possible and apply a serum with hyaluronic acid and matrixyl peptide such as Hylamide Sub-Q Anti Age.
  1. If your skin still feels dry, apply a humectant oil such as rose hip oil or marula oil.
Once per week, after washing your face, use an exfoliant such as Pixie Glow Tonic (5% glycolic acid). Ideally you should let it work for several minutes (or even overnight) before applying any other products.