Wednesday, January 24, 2024
Mackay and Whitsunday Life
This new year, consider switching up your New Years Resolutions by revamping yourself from the top down, with a new skincare routine.
Perhaps you’ve noticed new lines, freckles, or beauty spots, or you’ve decided to undertake more pre-emptive measures to ensure good skin condition, it is never too late to implement a consistent skin care regime.
Here are our top tips for a good base layer for your skin care routine:
Wash Your Face: Wash your face in the morning and in the evening. While using just water is good, it is also great to consider applying a small amount of gentle cleanser. Massage into face and neck, before rinsing and patting dry with a clean and soft towel.
In the evening, it may be beneficial to double cleanse, first with a makeup remover to remove grime, and then with a gentle cleanser to hydrate and restore your face’s natural barrier.
Use A Toner: Consider using a toner to restore and rejuvenate your skin’s pH levels and aid in removing any lasting dead skin cells and residue of makeup and impurities. Be cautious of purchasing toner without first researching key ingredients. For example, toners including glycolic acids should be reserved for night use, as it can cause skin to become sensitive to the sun.
Moisturise: Be sure to moisturise, using an SPF in the morning and a hydrating one in the evening.
Apply SPF: In the morning, even if your moisturiser contains SPF, it is great to apply another specific SPF over the top, to protect your skin from the sun. Be sure to apply SPF even if you think you will be out of the sun all day, as the sun’s harmful impact can take moments to detrimentally affect your skin.
From this basic regime, you can further apply specific creams and serums, such as glycolic acids, retinol, and niacinamide, which target particular issues with your skin, however consider meeting with your GP to best treat your skin.