You can never have too many shoes but you can have too many skin care products! Keep it simple with my top 5…
Find a cleanser to suit your skin type and use it daily! I cleanse with warm water and use it twice to make sure I remove all my make up and any excess oil and impurities.
Click here to find out which cleanser is best for your skin type.
2. Hydrating Serum/Antioxidant
Keeping your skin hydrated is key to healthy glowing skin. Apply a product which adds moisture back into your skin morning and night after cleansing. Look for ingredients such as Hyaluronic Acid as this helps to replenish moisture loss within the skin. Vitamin B5 is also great as it hydrates skin keeping it firm and smooth. SkinCeuticals Hydrating B5 Gel or Medik8 Hydr8 B5 are great hydrating serums! Daily Antioxidants are also very important as they help protect and repair our skin from free-radical damage which causes premature skin ageing. Antioxidants also improve skin tone and overall skin health.
3. Eye Product
The skin around our eyes is the thinnest and most delicate. It needs TLC! Plus this area is most likely to show first signs of ageing. Click here for my blog on how to look after your eyes. A great eye product can also reduce puffiness and dark circles! (A Monday morning must have). I recommend SkinCeuticals AOX Eye Gel or Obagi Elastiderm Eye Treatment products.
4. Treatment product – Correct/Prevent
These products are usually applied at night (whilst your skin repairs itself!) and depending on your skin concerns this can include pigmentation, rosacea, acne, ageing etc.
5. Daily SPF
The biggest skin care myth is that you don’t need to wear a sun protection product when there’s no obvious sunshine. WRONG! Damaging UVA rays is present all year and can cause skin ageing and skin cancer. Look for a product that protects and moisturises. Heliocare products are great as they do both and are packed full of antioxidants including Fernblock.
Heliocare Gel Cream Colour SPF 50, Heliocare Hydragel Sun Touch SPF 50 and SkinCeuticals Ultra Facial UV Defense SPF 50 are fab! They provide moisture, protection and light coverage. Plus there lightweight and don’t clog your skin.