Sorry I have been slacking this past week been a busy girl and had my surgery yesterday but all up and ready to post again ( sort of ) ~
We always become overwhelmed by the beauty and skincare aisles within the shop wondering what we need and which type to go for so here’s your skincare must haves and why.
Never ever fall asleep without cleansing – sleeping with makeup on is a big no no from me as this can clog pores and cause premature aging and breakouts. Use warm water to loosen any dirty and clogged pores within the skins surface before cleansing.
Afterwards apply a small amount of cleanser to the skin, always remember to gently massage away any residue, dirt or excess makeup/oil never rub as this can be too harsh for the skin and cause irritation, once applied and have waited the time given, rinse with cool water.
Always choose the cleanser for your skin type. Usually milky, creamy cleansers are best for dry skin whilst gel cleanser work with oily skin. Tip for oily skin also is to use an alcohol – free toner after cleansing to remove any excess oils.
Facial scrubs and exfoliates are must haves for the smooth skin feeling with a healthy glow. They help speed up new skin cell production by clearing and removing away old skin cells. On a plus side they also unclog pores.
Sensitive skin sufferers avoid scrubs with scratchy grains, look for exfoliants that are made with natural fruit enzymes as they dissolve dead skin cells. Do not exfoliate too much as this will irritate the skin and can cause reverse effects.
Apply moisturiser after morning rinse. Choose a light moisturiser that has a broad – spectrum sunscreen with a minimum SPF of 15. This will help the skin retain moisture and protect against UVB rays.
Bedtime calls for a thinner moisturiser to be applied which should contain collagen, elastin and essential lipids to help refresh your face whilst you sleep.
Spray on a facial toner (rose water works wonders) followed with moisturiser for extra hydration.
Suffering with a specific skincare problem?
Serums are must haves, they are highly concentrated fluids which penetrate deeper into the skin, delivering nutrients aswell as hydration.
Purchase serums according to your needs such as anti-aging, brightening or even acne serums.
Eye creams ~
I suffer with puffiness and dark circles from time to time and eye creams add moisture, address fine lines and wrinkles which avoids you looking like a panda every now and then.
A gel eye cream (with caffeine, preferably) if you suffer with oily skin or puffiness. Dry skin sufferers should stay with a balmy texture eye cream. For dark circles try an eye cream that includes vitamin k.
Face masks ~
We all love a face mask or two, the benefits of masks are endless such as ; they draw out impurities from beneath the top layers, exfoliate, toning, hydration, protecting and leaving the skin with that silk smooth feeling.
Masks can target specific skin needs wether you lack hydration, dullness, blemishes or anti – aging.
If you suffer with sensitive skin my recommendation for you is to patch test on new masks to avoid any reactions.
We all love a pamper session and a good easy to follow skincare routine with the right products to leave our skin with the healthy glow and silky smooth feeling.
Thankyou for being patient with me everyone as I haven’t posted as much as usual ~ but once I’m up and running again I’ll be making sure I’m back on track!🌸
~ antonia xoxo