Christmas is out of the way, New Year too. The days are getting longer and better weather is surely on it’s way?
In just 8 weeks, it will be Spring…fresh, bright and full of new beginnings.
We’re not one for New Year’s Resolutions, but we are big on easy, affordable, consistent habits. And between now and Spring, you can transform your skin, clearing the traces of the excesses of the festive season.
If you're wanting healthy, happy and youthful skin, there are a few essential skincare habits can make a world of difference. Here are five key skincare habits that form the foundation of a brilliant skincare routine that will deliver!
Twice Daily Cleansing: A clean slate
Starting and ending your day with a clean slate is the first step to your best skin. Cleansing not only removes makeup and impurities but also aids in cell turnover, promoting a fresh and revitalised complexion. Opt for a gentle cleanser that suits your skin type, ensuring a nourishing cleanse that sets the stage for your skincare routine.
Daily Use of SPF: The BEST anti-ageing secret
Sunscreen isn't just for sunny days – it's a daily essential. Protecting your skin from harmful UV rays is a non-negotiable habit for maintaining clear, healthy skin. SPF shields against premature aging, dark spots, and potential skin damage. Incorporate a broad-spectrum SPF 30 or higher into your morning routine, rain or shine, to safeguard your skin's natural radiance.
Vitamin C in the Morning: A Boost of Brilliance
Vitamin C is your skin's best friend in the fight against free radicals. Applying a Vitamin C serum in the morning helps brighten and even out your skin tone, providing a radiant glow. This antioxidant powerhouse also supports collagen production, helping to maintain firmness and elasticity...we lose collagen as we age, so boosting this in any way is a bonus.
Retinoids at Night: Turn Back the Clock
As we age, collagen production decreases massively, leading to fine lines and wrinkles. Enter retinoids – the superhero of nighttime skincare. These derivatives of Vitamin A stimulate collagen production, reduce fine lines, and enhance skin texture. Apply a pea-sized amount of retinoid cream or serum at night, gradually increasing frequency to let your skin get used to being kickstarted into renewal.
Weekly Chemical Exfoliation: Revealing Fresh Layers
Dead skin cells can dull your complexion, making it essential to incorporate weekly chemical exfoliation into your routine. A gentle AHA (Alpha Hydroxy Acid) or BHA (Beta Hydroxy Acid) exfoliant removes dead skin, unclogs pores, and encourages cell turnover, leaving you with smoother, more radiant skin. Use it at night, post-cleansing, to unveil the fresh, glowing layers beneath.
So what might a good, solid, effective skincare routine look like?
Remember, consistency is the key to unlocking the full potential of your skincare routine. You can't go to the gym a few times and expect your fitness to improve massively, the same is true of skin.
Five habits. A lifetime of beautiful skin.
What's stopping you?
If you need a hand figuring out which products are best for you, book a skincare consultation with a professional. They will be able to advise on a routine and products that suit your skin, lifestyle and budget.
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