There’s so much advice on skincare products and it can be hard to know what goes with what and where to start. Get the low down on four key things you might be doing each day.
There are so many skincare options, and with that so much advice on how to use them. Layering is a big part of this, and we want to help you get it right.
Experts tell us there are many common mistakes when it comes to layering, like using too many products that may negate each other’s effects or even leave skin clogged or irritated. Others are applying products too quickly to work well, and using them in an order that makes each one less beneficial.
A common recommendation is applying thinner products first, with a routine that generally begins with cleansing and ends with replenishment your skin can benefit from at night.
Using a cleanser in the morning and evening can be better than just a wash with water, to remove any dirt buildup, makeup, or excess oil. It’s important to use a cleaner that’s suited to your skin type, so your skin isn’t stripped of the oils it naturally produces. Our range includes a Gentle Cleanser for normal to dry skin and a Purifying Cleanser for combination to oily skin. You might opt to use a toner as the next step in your regime.
A facial oil or serum
The next thinnest product in texture is a facial oil – these products are usually nutrient rich and packed with vitamins, antioxidants and other actives that have a particular purpose like hydration. Applying facial oil after cleansing can allow it to be absorbed well and the active ingredients delivered effectively. We recommend layering our multi-nutrient facial oil with our hydrating moisturiser, which might be the next step in your routine.
A moisturiser is often recommended as the next step for hydration during the day and in the evening, and can seal in the active ingredients above. We recommend using a small amount, and selecting the best moisturiser for your skin type. A hydrating moisturiser should work well if you have dry or normal skin. Also keep an eye out for really moisturising and hydrating ingredients on the list, like jojoba, olive oil and marine extract.
A night cream is often used just before bed to give extra hydration to our eye area or other parts of our face we really want to target. Many experts suggest starting to use a night cream in your 20s or 30s to keep skin in those target areas moisturised and prevent deeper lines forming.
We hope this advice has been really helpful, but remember there’s no one size fits all approach. You know your skin best and sometimes it’s a matter of trying routines to see what works for you. And just when you think you’ve got it sorted, your skincare may need to change with things like seasons and weather.