We all know that some sort of daily skincare routine is imperative to make sure your complexion stays glowing and healthy.
For most, that routine will entail a quick cleanse (of some sort), maybe a toner (if you’re lucky) and a smattering a moisturiser. However, if you find that your skincare routine is usually a race against the clock, it could be that you’re not reaping the true benefits.
To help understand exactly what the perfect skincare routine looks like, I have enlisted the help of some of the best skincare experts in the business. So if, like many, you have found yourself with a little more time on your hands in the mornings and evenings, keep scrolling to discover the ultimate all-frills skincare regimen.
Cleansing (Morning and Night)
Cleansing is the basis of any great skincare routine. Both morning and night, it is essential to remove the troublesome dirt and grime that collects on the surface of our skin throughout the day, in order to prevent further skin issues.
Once you have completed your daily facial massage and rinsed the oil cleanser off with a damp muslin cloth or flannel, it’s important to follow up with a second cleanse using a cream- or gel-based cleanser to rid the pores of any residue missed the first time around.
Serum (Morning and Night)
Once your skin is suitably cleansed, it’s imperative that you’re putting all of the goodness back into it. Time, age, pollution and often the very act of cleansing itself can rid our skin of the essential nutrients and vitamins that it requires to function healthily. It is therefore essential to incorporate some form of serum into your twice-daily routine. Celebrity facialist Lisa Harris explains that antioxidant serums are ideal for morning use. “Stabilised vitamin C is an amazing antioxidant and can be applied daily underneath your moisturiser. It can help to fight against free radicals, inhibit pigmentation to brighten the skin and fights against the ageing process by stimulating the production of collagen.”
Moisturise (Morning and Night)
Ask any dermatologist, facialist or aesthetician in the business, and every single one will tell you that, as a generalisation, most of us have dehydrated skin. Whether you suffer from oiliness, breakouts or dryness, there’s a high chance that your skin is lacking moisture. It is therefore crucial that you replenish any hydration lost throughout the day by using moisturiser (or a hydrating serum) both morning and night.
Possibly one of the most controversial skincare products of a generation, SPF isn’t the most glamorous of beauty topics. It’s so controversial, in fact, that the easiest way to divide a room filled with beauty aficionados is to utter the question: But what do we really think about daily SPF application? The general consensus at the moment, however, is that we should be slathering it on every day, rain or shine.
Exfoliate (Twice a Week)
If you ask us, the simple step of exfoliation has had a bit of a rough time recently. While there’s no doubt that exfoliating is essential in keeping skin glowing and minimising the risk of breakouts, many experts have been forced to come out and warn against over-exfoliating and rightly so. While using products to slough away at pore-clogging dead skin cells is wonderful, using them too often can cause skin to turn red, irritated and dry and could potentially lead to more breakouts.
Mask (Twice a week)
The product we’ve all been waiting for. Where once upon a time, face masks were reserved only for the time-rich, now mask formulas have improved so much that you can treat your skin to a relaxing, indulgent masking session for just a matter of minutes and still reap incredible benefits. Jam-packed with skin-loving ingredients that help to nourish, repair or detoxify, there’s a face mask out there for everyone.
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