Having been a facial expert for over 20 years with a dedicated passion for helping people achieve happy, flawless and glowing skin, I'm frequently asked what my biggest skin secrets are.

I have a lot of tricks up my plant alchemy sleeve, but believe me when I say my number one skincare ritual is a rather simple and obvious one when we stop and think about it...

DOUBLE CLEANSE - Why? Because the first time you cleanse your face, you're simply removing your makeup, dust, pollution and any SPF lotions or creams you applied during your morning skincare routine. The first cleanse simply removes the remnants of the day from the surface of your skin. If you were to wipe your face with a wet white tissue or cloth after wearing makeup all day and only cleansing once, the tissue will not be as white as you may expect it to be afterwards.

The second cleanse goes deeper and really goes to work on removing any excess dirt, sweat, sebum or other nasties left trapped in our pores at the end of a long day. If this layer of the day is left behind, dirt and oil builds up, eventually blocking our pores and causing breakouts. For those of you who suffer from the dreaded adult acne, this should become a daily ritual for you. 

Our skin is the largest organ in our body, and sheds millions and millions of cells every day. This is why it's super important to additionally exfoliate at least once a week, to remove all of those dead cells that have been building up to reveal smoother and more radiant glowing happy skin. 

Try it for a couple of weeks and let me know how you get on. We love a good before and after image, especially the more confident and happy smile we love to see in the after photos!