Dr Cebi’s 5 Step Approach


Washing your face is the most basic and essential step of any routine. Our skin comes in contact with environmental pollutants, dirt and other factors each day that should be gently removed. Wash twice a day, morning and night, to avoid clogged pores, dullness and acne. Find your facial cleanser suited for your skin type. The right formula cleanses your skin without stripping essential, healthy oils. Take it easy with exfoliating scrubs (use once a week) and avoid those with large granules or abrasive ingredients. Look for alpha and beta hydroxy acids to gently remove dead skin cells that can clog pores, improve sun-damaged skin and minimize dullness.


Simply put, serums are powerful skin allies. They are filled with concentrated doses of active ingredients, they can mitigate a number of issues, from dark spots to wrinkles. An antioxidant serum in the morning to protect from daily environmental stressors is a great place to start. While there are “limitless options” for ingredients, here are a few to look out for: Hyaluronic acid: seals in hydration and strengthens the barrier function to prevent moisture loss.

Vitamin C: helps brighten dull skin and decrease dark spots. Retinol, vitamin B3, peptides to stimulate the production of collagen and elastin, proteins in the body that help prevent lines and skin sagging.

Niacinamide: reduces inflammation, calms redness and improves acne. If you have multiple concerns, you might need to use multiple formulas. Certain ingredients are best applied at night for example retinols due to increased sun sensitivity when applied in the daytime.


The products in this step provide intensive treatment for specific concerns, such as acne, pigmentation and ageing. The step usually fits in between prevention and restoring. They will repair existing damage, promote cell turnover and stimulate the production of collagen and elastin to slow down the aging process. They inhibit melanogenesis to correct hyperpigmentation. Many of the high-quality products sold on DrCebiOnline have ingredients that may be effective for more than one step. Most of our serums used for prevention can overlap as target products.


The most basic function of a moisturizer is to hydrate and soften the skin. Moisturizers assist in preventing water loss through the outer layers of skin. Skin naturally loses the ability to retain moisture as we age and daily activities, such as washing, can strip natural hydrators from the surface Everyone needs moisture, but the texture of your moisturizer will differ depending on your skin type The Difference Between a Day and Night Cream Day creams are usually equipped to protect your skin from the environmental stressors you’ll face when you leave the house. They typically have a lightweight consistency. Night creams, on the other hand, focus on repairing any damage you might have picked up during the day, they ideally should speed up cellular turnover and replenish moisture levels, which naturally dip in the evening, they usually have a rich, thick texture.


One thing for sure that I think all skincare experts agree on is that sunscreen is, hands down, the most crucial skin-care product. It’s of utmost importance as part of your year-round regimen. Daily and consistent sunscreen use helps to prevent the development of dark spots, fine lines and wrinkles, textural imperfections, and changes in the appearance of pores over time. More importantly, daily sunscreen use can help to prevent the formation of certain skin cancers. I recommend using a broad-spectrum sunscreen with a minimum SPF of 30. Apply the sunscreen 30 minutes before sun exposure, and reapply at least every two-three hours.



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