When it comes to skincare, we are all obsessed lately. Everyone we know either has an amazing routine or is chasing one. We all know that beauty comes from within, but having clear skin makes us feel amazing too.
When it comes to a skincare routine, we think it is all about the products you choose. We have compiled the core 5 products we think are essential in any skincare routine.
So keep reading to find the best daily skincare routines for flawless skin, whatever your skin type!
Dry skin is slightly damaged, as it is unable to keep all the moisture it needs. So we are looking at products that will lock moisture in and keep your skin happy.
When it comes to dry skin we want to be gentle and delicate. So pick a cleaner that is no foam, no sulphates and pH neutral leaving your skin feeling super fresh.
Avoid any product with alcohol in it, other than that you can let your imagination roam free!
You want a serum that is going to penetrate deep into your skin to lock in all the moisture. This will ensure that your skin will feel healthy and hydrated.
We love the Decorté Liposome Moisture Serum which is Japan’s number one serum. This baby is probably the most hydrating serum on the market.
This is where your skin wants more moisture. We recommend an easily absorbed moisturiser, full of different oils and vitamins. Try Liz Earle Skin Repair Moisturiser, which is specially formulated with naturally active avocado and borage plant oils to protect against dryness, plus natural source vitamin E. If you also suffer with eczema or acne scars, you may also wish to look into CBD creams, which can provide both great moisture and anti-inflammatory benefits for your skin.
When you have dry skin, you are using a mask as deep conditioning for your skin, locking in moisture. Stay away from clay masks, and definitely nothing that peels. Try a hydrating sheet mask that will boost your skins moisture levels.
When it comes to oily skin, you don’t want to strip all of the moisture out of your skin. Balance is key when your skin is under moisturised, it produces more oil. So getting the right products is key.
Pick a cleanser that will clear your skin down to pore level, to really provide your face with a clean slate from which to work on. Try Garnier’s Pure Active Gel Cleanser.
When it comes to toners, we recommend an exfoliating toner to use in the evening. We are big fans of The Ordinary skincare and recommend their Toner with Glycolic Acid. This is an acid that exfoliates the skin. This 7% toning solution offers mild exfoliation for improved skin radiance and visible clarity.
Serum is a step that you still need. Go for one that fights blemishes and reduces the appearance of pores.
Go light and oil-free, matte is your friend. We love Lumene Nordic Hydra Matte Hydration 24H Cream-Gel. This innovative formulation combines the look of a fresh cream and the feel of a super-lightweight gel.
Quickly absorbed into the skin, it leaves skin feeling fresh and intensely hydrated with a shine-free finish.
If your skin is oily, then it is a given that your pores may need a little de-clogging. grab a mask that will cleanse and unclog your pores for a fresh visage.
Sensitivity doesn’t mean acne prone, we are talking about redness and skin that flares up. We all have sensitivity, but when it comes to skincare we are looking for products that will reduce irritation.
The most neutral product you can find will make sure that you avoid causing any irritation. We are big fans of The Ordinary Squalane Cleanser which leaves your skin clean and refreshed.
Pick products that are calming for the skin, think green tea, tea tree and always alcohol-free.
Serum is your friend, keeping your moisture levels up will boost the strength of your skin, and work to reduce sensitivity. We love Vichy Minéral 89 Serum, light and easy, and scentless too.
As long as your moisturiser is scent free, you should be able to pick from the many out there. We are fans of the Embryolisse Lait-Crème Concentre, which absorbs easily into the skin, and will leave you with a glowing finish.
If you want to try a mask, then go steady because sensitive skin doesn’t always appreciate masks. No clay, no peeling and definitely no warming masks.