5 Easy Steps to Beautiful Skin
Thursday, 3rd May 2018
We all know that cleansing, toning and moisturising is something we should do daily… but why?
A quick once-over with a face wipe and a dab of moisturiser is often all we manage, but is that really the best solution for your skin? For the best results and beautiful skin, follow our five easy steps…
Step One: CLEANSE
Wash your face twice a day to keep your skin clean and clear. Cleansing in the morning removes overnight sweat, while evening cleansing eliminates make-up and dirt. It also prepares your skin for absorbing moisturisers. If you wear make-up, double cleansing will remove any product traces.
Pro tip: Avoid make-up wipes! They rarely get rid of make-up fully and can spread bacteria around the face. They also contain chemicals to keep them moist.
Step Two: TONE
The job of a toner is to rebalance the pH level of your skin and act as a humectant. Humectants are ingredients often found in toners that gently draw moisture from deeper layers of skin to the top layers, improving your skin’s appearance.
Pro tip: Opt for an alcohol-free toner. Alcohol can dry the skin, which then produces more oil to compensate.
Step Three: EXFOLIATE
You only need to exfoliate 2-3 times a week. There are many benefits to exfoliating, including reduced breakouts, removal of dead skill cells and minimised pores. However, overdoing it could cause redness and dry, flaky skin.
Pro tip: Go gently. The skin on your face is more delicate than the rest of your body. Just do it once a week if you have sensitive skin.
Step Four: MOISTURISE
Moisturisers hydrate your skin to keep it nourished and supple, as well as provide a protective layer from the elements. There are lots of different moisturisers available, so it’s important to find the right one for your skin type.
Pro tip: Invest in two moisturisers – a morning one and an evening one. Use a light day cream in the morning and a rich moisturiser in the evening that deeply moisturises.
Step Five: PROTECT YOUR SKIN
Step five is essential – SPF! Never underestimate the importance of an SPF on your face. We all know sun damage can speed up the aging process and in serious cases, lead to skin cancer; so it’s important to introduce an SPF into your routine (not just in Summer).
Pro tip: Buy a new SPF every year. This will make sure the ingredients don’t expire and your skin always stays protected.
Bonus Step: EYE CREAM
The skin around your eyes is thin and delicate, making it prone to ageing. Eye creams can help counteract this as they’re often more delicate than moisturisers and can reduce puffiness, dark circles and fine lines.
Pro tip: Pop your eye cream in the fridge – the coolness of the cream will help to soothe tired eyes and reduce puffiness.
Watch our video to see how your skin care regime should be done: