Back to basics.

Hello Beautiful x

I hope that you are having a great start to the week. Today we are going back to basics and talking about skincare. Autumn is here and winter will be fast approaching so knowing how to take care of your skin is really important.

How to identify what skin type you are.

Normal skin- Those of you with normal skin are very lucky. Normal skin, very rarely if at all has any breakouts, it wont wont be shiny or dry.

Combination skin- Combination skin means that you may suffer with oiliness around the tea zone (forhead and nose, maybe the chin area too), but you may also suffer with dry patches around the cheeks.

Oily skin- Those that have oily skin usually find they are oily around the t zone (forehead, nose and possibly chin) you may find that you have large pores and regular breakouts.

Dry skin – Those of you that may suffer with dry skin may notice that when you wash your face it feels tight. You may notice that you have dry patches and/or flaky skin.

 

Its really important that when deciding on a skincare routine that you are choosing the right skincare for your skin type. When trying new products always give them about 4 weeks before you start noticing any difference in your skin, after this time you will know if the skincare products are right for you.

What should a good skincare routine include?

Cleanser (use eye make up remover to cleanse the eye area)

Toner – (this product will sooth the skin.)

serum (Face serums penetrate deeper into the skin to deliver active ingredients. Using a serum regularly can give your skin a firmer, smoother texture, make pores appear smaller and increase moisture levels. Serums will only moisturize to a minimal extent, so to be used before applying moisturiser. Serums are very concentrated so a little goes along way.)

Moisturiser – (This hydrates the skin and locks in moisture. It can also improve the look and texture of the skin.)

Eye cream (do not rub into whole eye area. Use ring fingers and pat into the orbital bone just under the eye)

Once a week a mask  (This can be done twice a week if need extra hydration)

Once a week a exfoliator (This removes all dead skin cells and makes the skin radiant again) 

Oils – these can be used weekly. Although I do use mine about 2-3 times a week.

So lets have a look at some of the products thats I have tried and tested. (I will put two of the best I have used in each category)

cleansers.

 

Toners

Serums

 

 

Moisturisers

Day

            SPF 30 Anti-Oxidant Day Cream

 

Night

             

 

 

Eye cream

Masks

YourGoodSkin Purifying Treatment Mask 125ml

Exfoliators

 

Facial oil

 

Remember many factors contribute to our skin health,

Smoking

Dehydration,

Environmental stress

Everyday stresses

Drinking

Eating habits

Stress.

Let me know how you keep your skin looking great in the winter. What products do you use?

Until next time

Take care

Sam x

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