Updated: Jun 18
Skin care has become quite a big deal over recent years with the explosion of many different lotions and potion coming onto the market from Retinols to fancy expensive plumping agents and so on.
So, the big question is what works and is effective for our skin?
The skin is the largest organ on the body and with that comes a big responsibility, we kind of know that we should all be drinking lots of water to remain hydrated, and yes, diet is also key but what about the care we take on the outside? Over the years I have tried many different approaches to looking after not only my own skin but that of my clients and this is what I’ve learned.
Moisture for all types of skin inside and out is a must, so finding the right cleanser and moisturizer that suits your skin is key, for example: if you have oily or acne prone skin you should be looking for a salicylic face wash and oil free moisturizer, dry and or mature skin, a glycolic or milky cleanser coupled with a rich oil infused day cream.
We lose around 50 billion skin cells a day and with each changing decade comes a change in our skin, skin cells start to become compacted on the surface which leads to dry flaky areas and an uneven complexion when make-up is applied, so to keep a smooth youthful looking skin we require exfoliation.
A good routine with a monthly deep clean will keep our skin looking fresh, clean and youthful.
Drink plenty of water - your skin is a living organ and needs to drink.
Sleep lots - this is when we recharge and repair.
Moisturize - morning and evening to feed your skin.
SPF – in all weathers, to protect from the environment.
Monthly maintenance – a good exfoliation.
Aging and time are the two things in life we can’t stop but if we are informed and act, we can use that time to help slow the signs of aging!