Does anyone else feel like they need some lessons at skincare school? Us too. It’s a confusing and crowded marketplace and between hyaluronic, lactic and glycolic acids we might as well be back in Chemistry lessons- does anyone really know what they’re doing? Let’s take it back to basics …
Your bathroom shelfie doesn’t need to look like an extra from Boots Pharmacy, so it’s often best to start small and gradually introduce new products to avoid a complexion conundrum.
First thing’s first- finding out your skin type. The bareface method is one of the easiest ways to do so and is foolproof, even for skincare newbies. Wash your face with a mild cleanser and wait 30 minutes before evaluating the situ. If your skin feels tight and flaky, then you can be sure it’s dryness you’re struggling with, but if there’s a sheen in your t-zone or acne prone areas then it’s likely you’re dealing with oily skin. Once you’ve got this nailed, it’s time for the fun part: shopping!
Your bathroom shelfie doesn’t need to look like an extra from Boots Pharmacy, so it’s often best to start small and gradually introduce new products to avoid a complexion conundrum. The basic steps that cover all bases in treating and maintaining healthy skin include: cleanser, toner, serum, eye-cream, moisturiser and SPF.
Once you find your go-tos it’s smooth sailing from here. Cleansers that calm angry skin, serums that soothe, toners to tackle problem areas and SPF to ensure your skin is looking smoooooth for the long run. Welcome to the happy skin club, it’s lovely to have you.
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