Back to Basics

August 17, 2018

It's been a busy summer, I know alot of your skincare routines probably went out the window if you were travelling and at festivals or perhaps you just got lazy. Shame on you!! Now lets get back into it. In the coming months I will be sharing some advanced steps that you can add into your skincare routine. So for now lets make sure you polish up on the basics.

Cleanser- To cleanse the skin and pores, lift off dirt & makeup, prepare skin for further product absorption. Gel cleansers for normal/oily skin types. Milk cleansers for normal/dry skin types. Oil based cleansers for all skin types especially for acting as first cleanse in the PM, removing makeup and prepping the skin for second cleanse.
Toner- To make sure all remains of cleanser are off the skin. Brings the skin back to natural pH level.
Serum- The most penetrating product due to molecule size. Serums are usually where you will find active ingredients such as vitamin A and C, Peptides, Hyaluronic acid, AHA,BHA. Choose a serum with ingredients for your skin type.
Eye care- The eye area is the most delicate part of the skin and needs to be treated with care. Apply pea size amount of eye cream or eye gel around the eye bone with ring finger.
Moisturiser/SPF- If your moisturiser doesn’t contain SPF, make sure you use one on top of it, or apply makeup containing spf. SPF blocks out the UV radiation from the daylight which is present all year long.
Night Moisturiser- Specific night moisturisers contain more active ingredients than day creams. As your skin is sleeping, it is regenerating so what you apply before bed does count.
Exfoliator- Once or twice a week its important to slough away dead skin cells that have built up on the surface of the skin. By removing these dead skin cells, the skin becomes brighter and smoother.
Masks- Once or twice a week apply a mask. There are clay masks for oily/acne skins and cream or gel masks for drier/ageing skins. They really plump and refine the skin, leaving the skin glowing. For best skin results do an exfoliation before applying a face mask. And leave the mask on for as long as possible or sleep with it on overnight.

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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.