Now we’re only 31 days away from a new year and our season is changing around us, it could be time to mix up your skincare and realign with what a good skincare routine looks like. For so many of us a big priority is ensuring our skincare routine is quick and efficient, so we can get going on our day or head to bed quicker. For others a skincare routine needs to have that luxurious edge too, something we like to indulge in and take our time on, we’ll be sharing a routine in between both and optional add-ons which you can try if you have extra time.
In this blog we’ll talk about the basics of a good skincare routine and our guide to creating simple, effective steps that anyone can follow. Whether you’re a skincare newbie or want to streamline your routine, keep reading on for our secrets of radiant skin.
Beginning your daily skincare routine…
The start of every good skincare routine begins with a cleanser, this has two purposes to either remove your makeup and SPF from the day or help refresh your skin overnight. When choosing your cleanser this depends on your skin type and its needs, and we’d recommend heading back to this blog to pick yours.
We’ll share a few of our favourite daily cleansers that we love and are a great starting point for any daily skincare routine. For your morning cleanse, GOOD TO GO Creamy Foaming Cleanser is brilliant for refreshing the skin and lifting away dirt and oil without stripping the skin.
You won’t go far wrong with a balm cleanser either, these are wonderful as your evening cleanse as they work to really lift away makeup, SPF and oils lodged into your skin from during the day. IN THE BEGINNING Deep Cleansing Melt works by effectively exfoliating and plumping the skin, with a beautiful buttery texture that melts into a nourishing oil.
For your daily skincare routine you may be tempted to include a toner, and you’ll be gaining so many more benefits if you do! We’ve shared the many benefits of a toner on our blog here but let us give you a quick overview!
Toners are the hidden heroes to balance the skin again and prepare it for the next step in your daily skincare routine. You’ll find many toners have added benefits such as exfoliation for dull skin, using prebiotics to help settle and hydrating ingredients for parched skin. A great all-rounder is our TONING ESSENCE Essential Mist Tonic Without The Alcohol with its light and refreshing texture to refine and tone the skin, leaving it feeling balance. It’s also a great facial mist too!
The next step in a good daily skincare routine is a serum. These highly concentrated and targeted hardworkers perform over a long period of time to help improve the condition of your skin. It might be redness, fine lines, firmness, dullness and dehydration to name a few, but the important thing to remember is a regular application will help you achieve your skin goals.
Everyone needs a great serum in a day skincare routine, and the perfect option is a vitamin c serum in the form of our LET’S CONCENTRATE Skin Glowing Serum. We call it our daily vitamin c boost which not only brightens dullness, but targets age spots and blemishes to promote an overall healthier appearance. You’ll find we’ve included sodium hyaluronate which is the salt form of well-known hyaluronic acid, providing that extra hit of hydration.
Although eye creams are often thought of as something for your skincare routine when you’re older, the skin around our eyes is 10 times thinner than the rest of our skin so requires that extra care! For our daily skincare routine we love WINDOWS OF THE SOUL Hydrating Eye Treatment Gel-Cream because it’s super lightweight, floods the area with hydration and helps depuff and reduce dark circles. Simply pat in the eye cream until fully absorbed and enjoy the anti-ageing blend of vitamins, cooling cucumber and soothing echinacea to depuff.
The finale in your daily skincare routine is of course a moisturizer, something to help protect and hydrate the skin in one. Similar to your cleanser it is something you’ll likely pick based on your skin type and its needs, so head to this blog to pick your favourite. Whichever moisturizer you choose it will help greatly in hydrating and softening the skin with smooth and radiant results.
Extras your skin will love…
Treating your skin to a face mask is a delightful weekly ritual that it craves. These masks are like targeted superheroes for your skin, addressing a myriad of concerns such as decongesting, exfoliating, brightening, hydrating, and the list goes on! So, go ahead, choose a face mask that resonates with your skin, and get ready to unwind in pure bliss.
Starting with our award-winning bubble mask, MOST REVEALING performs a magical transformation from an orange gel into effervescent bubbles that work tirelessly to exfoliate away those stubborn dead skin cells causing dullness. This fast-acting mask is your go-to option for an instant skin refresh, leaving your complexion hydrated and radiantly rejuvenated.
Now, let's talk about what makes PURIFICATION a true standout in the mud mask world. This mousse marine mud mask not only provides spa-like indulgence but also delivers brilliant results! The mask skilfully draws out impurities and excess oils, rescuing congested areas and rejuvenating your skin. For maximum efficacy, it's best applied after a hot and steamy shower, allowing the mask to work its magic.
Moving on to an often overlooked part of our skincare routine - the neck. Just like an eye cream, a neck gel is a pre-emptive strike against the test of time. Our EXALT Firming Neck Gel is here to tone and smooth the delicate skin around your neck and decolletage area. Packed with Mediterranean wonders like red pepper, olive, grapeseed, and the exquisite essential oil of rose, it locks in moisture and softens the appearance of wrinkles.
In fact, our user trials with EXALT had a whopping 96% agreeing that their neck felt soft and looked visibly improved after using the product. Not to mention, it's clinically proven to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles!
Don't be overwhelmed by a complicated skincare routine. Sometimes, simplicity reigns supreme and delivers the best results. Remember, consistency is the key to success. Stick to your routine, be patient, and give your skin the time it needs to adapt and shine. While these basic skincare steps are the foundation, you can always tailor and add products to address specific concerns like aging, blemishes, or hyperpigmentation.
At the end of the day, your skincare journey is deeply personal, so be sure to tune in to your skin's unique needs. By following these fundamental steps, you'll be well on your way to achieving that healthy, radiant complexion that makes you feel confident and at your very best!