A few simple tips to get you off to a good start for the New Year!
It is important to establish a daily skincare routine to keep your skin in good condition. A healthy skin routine should include Cleanse, Tone, Moisturise and Protection. Once you have these basics you are off to a pretty good start.
All good skin starts with good cleansing! Ditch the make-up wipes and opt for a gentle cleanser that doesn’t strip the skin. Throughout the day your skin is covered with make-up, sebum and sweat that is secreted from your glands, dead skin cells and environmental pollutants. If not cleansed off at night, all this debris will build up and block the follicles. So, cleansing is an essential step in every skin routine, regardless of whether you wear make-up or not. When choosing a cleanser be sure to pick one that suits your skin type and skin concerns. For example, one that works great for my dry skin may actually create havoc on someone with oily prone skin and vice versa.
A toner will condition and refresh the skin, remove any traces of cleanser and prep the skin for the rest of your product applications allowing for maximum absorption.
Every skin type needs a moisturiser or hydrator daily, even oily skin. It is just a matter of choosing the best one for you. In the morning always try to use a moisturiser with an added SPF. Sunscreen is a step a lot of us in Ireland tend to overlook due to the fact that we have so little sun. However, harmful UV rays are present whether it’s raining, cloudy or sunny. Use a broad spectrum SPF 30+ every morning for full protection. Sun protection is the best anti-ageing you can get! At night, you might like to add in a richer moisturiser or a more active moisturiser.