Maintaining great skin is all about maintaining a great skincare routine! We’d all love to wake up with fresh, perfect skin without putting any effort in at all, but sadly the reality is that we need to recruit a couple of products to help us achieve the flawless face that we’re all pining for. Everyone’s skin is different, but there are a few products that we all need to slide into our morning and nightly routine. The products you should integrate into your routine (if they’re not there already) include…
- Oil Based Cleanser
- Essence or Toner
- Acid Exfoliant
- Face Mask
Oil based cleanser is a great one to grab as it helps to break down dirt, grime and makeup residue without stripping your skin of its natural oils. Too many cleansers rob you of the elements that help to bring a natural balance and harmony to your skin’s condition. Oil based cleansers can be applied to a dry face, move your hands in circular motion to cover your face and then soak a washcloth in hot water, using this to remove.
Essence or Toner
Essence is a skincare water that’s infused with nurturing ingredients. It’s thought to refine and nourish your skin lightly in-between your heavier serums and moisturisers and your cleansing. This is a staple of the Korean skincare method, perfect if you have sensitive, mature or dry skin that needs an extra little bit of love. If you have oily or blemish prone skin, you might want to consider using a toner. This should contain cleansing ingredients such as tea tree or even salicylic acid for a touch of exfoliating.
Serum is a perfect step for really taking care of your skin and getting the most out of all your products. This is going to restore your skin and help to give you that lit from within the glow that you’re always searching for! You can find any serum to work with your skin and your needs, whether you’re hunting for moisturising, brightening, exfoliating or clarifying properties, you can find a serum that works for you.
Everyone needs a good moisturiser. This product reinforces your skin’s protective barrier and keeps your moisture levels balanced. Your moisturiser is the product that will settle everything you’ve already applied and lock in all the benefits. Choose a thick, creamy formula for dry skin or a light, mineral free liquid moisturiser for oily or acne prone faces.
SPF is your skin’s best defence from the sun’s rays. As we all know, exposure to the harmful sun is awful for our health and increases your risk of developing skin cancer, but it also hurts your face’s condition and encourages premature ageing. Getting into the habit of applying SPF every morning will keep you nice and protected, plus you’ll stay glowy and fine line free for longer.
If you find that your skin feels congested or you’re developing more blemishes than you’d like, you ought to buy yourself an acid exfoliant. This is a liquid that you can apply with a cotton bud and it will usually contain a retinol or salicylic acid. Acid exfoliator will clarify your skin and unclog your pores. Your makeup will sit beautifully on your fresh, smooth skin.