If there’s one thing I’ve learnt from working at a cosmetics company is defs how to take care of my skin and the correct way of doing so. I always wondered what the point of serums and oils and toners and so on and so on was but I think I just shrugged it off because I never really understood what their purposes were and just how effective having a full skin care regime had on how great your skin could look after. An easy way to remember is always to bare in mind that you start of with the lightest to thickest cream. I’m currently using Lush Cosmetics products on my face, they are 100% vegetarian and 80% vegan with no chemicals or animal testing on their products. My skin used to storm with me through any weather but now it’s more delicate and sensitive so this is whats working best for me at the moment. It took me a while to get a hang of the routine but I’ve simplified it for you.
Here’s a step-by-step guide.
This is a step I always skipped purely because I didn’t see the point or the recommended cleansers I always saw in magazines were just ridiculously priced. The purpose of a cleanser is to ‘scrap’ off the dirt on the surface of your face and allow for the product to seep right into your pores.
This goes hand in hand with the cleanser, skipping this step could backfire on you in the long run because residual dirt could still be left behind from the cleanser. The toner just makes sure that any excess oil or dirt have been removed for good. I use the Tea Tree Toner Water from Lush. The tea tree acts as an antiseptic whilst the aloe Vera helps with numerous things such as anti-inflammatory , psoriasis and acne problems. It is light in its consistency and is fine to use on sensitive skin.
3.) Serum ( optional)
This is currently my favorite part in my skincare routine because I’ve been shocked at the results I’m getting from it. Serums are concentrated products that sink deep into your pores so you always need to make sure you are buying one that caters to your skin needs. I’ve been using Full Of Grace from Lush , it helps calm sensitive skin with its concoction of tropical butters and mushrooms, with ingredients like murumuru and cupuacu butters to hydrate the skin and rose oil to sooth any irritation. This has helped give my skin a natural healthy glow.
4.) Moisturizer with SPF
This is a no brainier and no matter how oily your skin is , make sure to always find something that is right for your skin. don’t be shy to look up what ingridents should be in moisturizers that will work best for you.
5.) Eye Cream
You know that saying of ‘if it aint broke, don’t fix it’ ? well for me presentation is always better than cure and although I’m far from my wrinkle days, sometimes I do feel like my eyes go through phases where they do have some wrinkles and that where an eye cream comes into place. make sure to always look for eye creams with jojoba and almond oil because they both help with dark circles and tightening the skin.
As per usual this is what you will start with , any accumulated dirt from the day will be removed here , making room for the rest of your products to work effectively. opt for something stronger if you can.
This just helps remove any impurities from the day.
3.) Acne Treatment (optional)
For those battling acne, or dealing with stubborn spots and pimples, a zit cream or gel is something you can add to the night routine.
4.) Serum (Optional)
Again, super important , don’t miss it no mater how you feel.
5.) Night cream
Yes, it’s different from your day cream , a night cream is more slow when it comes to absorbing and is super hydrating.
6.) Eye Cream
Just do it, you’ll wake up over time with less puffy eyes.
7.) Facial Oil (optional)
Apart from serums, facial oils are also my favorite and something I can’t skip . I love applying sweet almond oil or coca butter oil because they both are super hydrating but also aid with evening skin tone and giving that undeniable glow. I don’t shy away from putting a generous amount on.