Keep your routine simple. Dont overload on products. And when you do add a new product, do it gradually so your skin has time to adjust. Each skincare or makeup product has an average of 20 to 40 ingredients -- you're introducing 20 to 40 potential allergens to your face every time you try something new.
Cleansing is the most important part of your skincare routine. It is especially important to cleanse the skin twice in the evening as the first cleanse is to remove your makeup, dirt, dust and debris from the skin. The second cleanse is what really deep cleans your skin. Only use natural, organic cleansers where possible. I recommend my 100% Natural Glow Cleansing Oil, rich in brightening lemon, skin perfecting castor seed and pore refining cypress and tea tree extract. It's great, as it emulsifiers with water and leaves the skin super clean, soft, fresh and glowing!
Don’t wash your face until you’ve washed your hands. If you use a washcloth, make sure it’s a fresh one every time so there’s no bacterial buildup.
Never go to bed without cleaning your skin. Remember your skin is an organ and absorbs whatever you put on it. Sometimes, if we don’t clean our skin, the pores get clogged and leads to acne, blackheads and breakouts.
Keep your skin moist and hydrated at all times, so after cleansing follow with my Forest Dew Skin Conditioner. Moisturisers such as my gorgeous anti ageing, hydrating and problem solving moisturiser - Cream Supreme will be amazing as its so light, yet comfortably moisturising and 100% natural. And like most other moisturisers it works best when applied while the skin is still damp.
If your skin feels sticky after you have applied your moisturiser, then you are using too much or it could be too rich for you if you feel you're using the least amount possible. Either use less or change your moisturiser. Cream Supreme light, yet comfortably moisturising and has a myriad of benefits. Read more here.
Knowing and understanding your skin type is one of the most important skin care tips I can offer. There are three oily, dry and balanced. Descriptions such as sensitivity and dehydration are skin conditions not skin types. Skin conditions change according to things like your health, the weather and the choice of your skincare products, which is why it's important to choose the correct products . All skins are slightly combination.
Around 50 per cent of the adult population in the UK have sub-optimal levels of Vitamin D and about 15 per cent have a ‘severe’ deficiency during winter and spring. Exposure to the sun is essential for production of Vitamin D by the skin. It is fine to have 20 to 30 minutes of exposure to the sun two to three times a week. It has also been shown that oral Vitamin D might be beneficial to guard against melanoma, a potentially lethal form of skin cancer.
I know you do hear this next tip so often and that is to 'drink lots of water'...its vital, for your skin and yet so many of you do not do this.
Laughter, breathing, sleeping and other stress reducing techniques will do wonders. When they talk about getting your “beauty rest” they really mean it! Sleep balances your nervous system and allows for healing to occur that you will not get during waking hours. So get your sleep! You should get 7-8 hours every night.