Budget Skincare

October 23, 2016

Hey Beauties, happy Sunday!

So I have been inundated with questions from people about which products they should on they're skin that are affordable. There are SO many product brands out there at the moment and it's difficult for one to know which ones to go and invest in. I use cosmeceutical products that I work with and use on clients. I recommend these to everyone that can afford them. (If you follow me on my social media accounts you will know what ones I use) But I know everyone cant afford these or don't want to splurge on skin care and that is fine, so let me give you some advise on choosing affordable skin-care products for your skin. (Well grab a pen and paper or screen shot)...
        • Never buy products just because someone else uses them.
        • Never buy products because of how they look, feel or smell.
        • Never believe the marketing hype about brands or products.
        • ONLY buy products judging on there INGREDIENTS!
        • ONLY buy products suitable for YOU'RE SKIN TYPE.
        • Know what are ACTIVE ingredients.                                                  

Active Ingredients; (The game changers in skincare)
AHA's- Lactic acid, glycolic acid, mandelic acid (Dissolves glue between cells, allowing old skin to fall away)
BHA's- Salycilic acid (Penetrates the pores)
Peptides (Protein building like blocks for the skin)
Antioxidants vitamin c,e -(Protect the skin cells from damage- protect against harmful free radicals)
SPF- UVA & UVB (Protects against ultra violet rays all year round)
Vitamin A -(Changes the DNA in the skin cells- repairing damage)

Key Ingredients for OILY & BREAKOUT skin;

Salycilic acid
Mandelic acid
Tea tree
Bonus; Vitamin A, antioxidants, pumpkin plump, SPF

Key Ingredients for DRY & Dull Skin;
Glycolic acid
Lactic acid
Vitamin A

Key ingredients for AGEING & SUN DAMAGED skin;
Glycolic acid
Vitamin A (High dose)

Key ingredients for Sensitized skin/redness;
Antioxidants - especially vitamin C
Salycilic acid (no higher than 2-3%)
Vitamin A

Look for these ingredients in; cleansers, serums, day creams, night creams, eye care, exfoliants and masks. Always buy from reliable places like pharmacys where they can help you choose a product for your skin type.

Thanks for reading. I hope you learned something new, please let me know in the comments below or on my social media accounts if you did. Id love to know! Coming to the beauty mind this week is my current skincare routine showing all my skincare products and why I use them. Stay tuned... 
Below are pictures of some of my recommended and trusted budget skincare brands based on they're ingredients. Remember, Cleanse, Tone, Eyecare, Serum, Moisturise, SPF. ;-)

Katie XX
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Best Skincare Advise

1.Never Sleep in your Makeup 2.Cleanse & Moisturise everyday twice a day 3. Exfoliate x2 week, Apply a mask 1-2 week 4. Drink plenty of water 5. Eat fresh fruit & Veg 6.Avoid Using Makeup Wipes 7. Beauty sleep is a thing- our skin regenerates as we sleep. 8.Never apply body products to the face 9.Always wear SPF no matter what the weather. 10. Clean makeup brushes every few days and change pillow cases regularly.