Have you ever wondered how you can get the best out of your skincare routine?
I for one have always and will always swear by morning and evening cleansing routines. You wouldn’t dream of walking out of the door without brushing your teeth so why would you not want the same for your skin. You do not have to take extra time out for your morning skincare routine, just add it to your daily shower or bath routine. Keep your cleanser in the shower or bath and whilst washing your body with your chosen body wash use a cleanser for your face and wash off with water, better still with a flannel or cleansing sponge. Like brushing your teeth it will just be a daily routine which will become a habit. Same for night time. If you go to bed without cleansing your skin you will find your skin looks dull and blocked. That is because at night your skin rejuvenates itself and whilst your body is resting your new cells are growing. Going to bed with a fresh clean skin and feeding it with the correct night cream will make your skin look healthy, glowing and rejuvenated in the morning. Trust me on that one…for best skincare routine try and double cleanse using the correct cleanser for your skin type. Try the Decleor cleansing milk or the Elemis Pro-Collagen cleansing balm for normal, antiaging or dry, dehydrated skin. For oily skin try the Decleor Black Clay cleansing gel which is a purifying cleanser or the Elemis Superfood facial wash. If unsure it is best to get advice from a qualified therapist.
Another way to boost your skincare routine is by massage. Get into the habit of doing a gentle simple massage every time you cleanse, tone, moisturise or apply any product to your skin. Massage stimulates the circulation and aids blood flow. Always include the neck area and work in upwards movements and circular movements on cheeks chin and eyes and upwards on forehead. If you cleanse morning and night that is at least twice a day you’re improving your circulation, helping cell renewal and boosting your skin on a daily basis for the rest of your life, a priceless self-care routine… what an easy cost effective way to achieve long term healthy skin.
Incorporate a mask into your routine once or twice a week or as and when you have time. For reduced wrinkles and antiaging I would recommend either the Elemis Pro-Collagen Marine Mask or the Decleor Lavender Fine Mask both help hydrate, nourish and smooth the skin. For dehydrated skin you can use the Decleor Neroli Bigarade Oil Mask or the Elemis Peptide4 Plumping Pillow Facial Mask, both hydrate and give a glow to your skin and leave it feeling fresh and hydrated. For oily problem skin you can use a purifying cleanser like the Decleor Black Clay Mask or Elemis Superfood Berry Boost Mask which will help regulate excess oil and deep cleanse pores. If you have excess oil just on your t-zone or certain areas on your face, then apply the mask only on those areas.